Crazy in Alabama

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  • PG-13
Antonio Banderas' directorial debut opens in the sweltering summer of 1965, and everyone in Alabamahas gone completely crazy, especially 12-year-old Peejoe's glamorous Aunt Lucille (Melanie Griffith). Deciding not to let her abusive husband stand in... read more
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Antonio Banderas' directorial debut opens in the sweltering summer of 1965, and everyone in Alabamahas gone completely crazy, especially 12-year-old Peejoe's glamorous Aunt Lucille (Melanie Griffith). Deciding not to let her abusive husband stand in the way of her dreams of television stardom, shegets rid of him in a most unusual way and leaves Peejoe (Lucas Black) with lots of questions and one explosive secret. Accompanied only with her hatbox and its mysterious contents, Lucille tries to evade both the cops and her demons on her hiliarious journey to Hollywood, while Peejoe is left behind with his uncle (David Morse) in Alabama. And as he tries to steer clear of the cunning Sherriff John Doggett (Meat Loaf Aday), Peejoe learns which secrets to keep and which ones to tell in this poignant comedy about the price of freedom and why it's always worth it, whatever the cost.

Original Release

09/24/1999

US Release

10/22/1999

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Cast

Cathy Moriarty Earlene / Earlene Bullis
David Morse Dove / Dove Bullis
Meat Loaf Sheriff John Doggett
Melanie Griffith Lucille / Lucille Vinson
Rod Steiger Judge Mead / Judge Louis Mead
Lucas Black Peejoe / Peter Joseph 'Peejoe' Bullis
Richard Schiff Norman / Norman the Chauffeur
John Beasley Nehemiah / Nehemiah Jackson
Robert Wagner Harry Hall
Noah Emmerich Sheriff Raymond
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Antonio Banderas

Writers

Mark Childress

Cast

Cathy Moriarty Earlene / Earlene Bullis
David Morse Dove / Dove Bullis
Meat Loaf Sheriff John Doggett
Melanie Griffith Lucille / Lucille Vinson
Rod Steiger Judge Mead / Judge Louis Mead
Lucas Black Peejoe / Peter Joseph 'Peejoe' Bullis
Richard Schiff Norman / Norman the Chauffeur
John Beasley Nehemiah / Nehemiah Jackson
Robert Wagner Harry Hall
Noah Emmerich Sheriff Raymond
Paul Ben-Victor Mackie / D.A. Mackie
Dakota Johnson Sondra
Fannie Flagg Sally
Barbara Tasker Organizer
Elizabeth Perkins Joan Blake
Brent Briscoe Chester's Voice / Jury Foreman
Brad Beyer Jack
Sandra Seacat Meemaw
Linda Hart Madelyn
Paul Mazursky Walter Schwegmann

Producers

James Dyer Executive Producer
Debra Hill Producer
Linda Goldstein Knowlton Producer
Diane Isaacs Producer
Meir Teper Producer

Editors

Maysie Hoy, Robert C. Jones

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