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Still Crazy

Year:
Duration:
95 min | Argentina:100 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance
IMDB rate:
7.1
Director:
Brian Gibson
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1999-01-22
Filming Locations: Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $102,971 (USA) (24 January 1999)
Gross: $477,903 (USA) (14 February 1999)
Cast
Actor
Character
Stephen Rea
Tony Costello
Billy Connolly
Hughie
Jimmy Nail
Les Wickes
Timothy Spall
David 'Beano' Baggot
Bill Nighy
Ray Simms
Juliet Aubrey
Karen Knowles
Helena Bergström
Astrid Simms
Bruce Robinson
Brian Lovell
Phil Daniels
Neil Gaydon
Philip Davis
Limo Driver (as Phil Davis)
Frances Barber
Lady in Black
Zoë Ball
Zoë
Virginia Clay
Young Karen
Luke Garrett
Young Hughie
Sean McKenzie
Young Beano
Rupert Penry-Jones
Young Ray
Matthew Finney
Young Brian
Alex Palmer
Young Les
Gavin Kennedy
Young Tony
Lee Williams
Young Keith
Andy Nichol
Gary
Francis Magee
Hockney
Justin Grattan
Not Morrissey
Delroy Atkinson
Jason
Julian Sims
Steve Greenblatt
Peter Baynham
Kevin
Margaret Blakemore
Waitress 1
Alphonsia Emmanuel
Camille
Mikayla Jones
Natasha
Jason Green
Adam
Christopher Wild
Apprentice
Dean Lennox Kelly
Pizza Boy
Mackenzie Crook
Dutch Kid
Donna Air
Dutch Hitch-Hiker
Ralph Van Dijk
Club 4 Owner
Sabina Michael
Dutch Receptionist
Steve Ubels
Dutch Local
Danny Webb
Clive
Anita Carey
Tax Woman
David Henry
Tax Inspector
Daisy Donovan
Female Reporter
Bruce Byron
Snotty Reporter
Jeffrey Harmer
Dutch Policeman
Sheila Reid
Mrs. Baggot
Leelo Ross
Dutch Lady
Brian Capron
Senior Executive
Luke D'Silva
Spanish Bar Man
Eric Jorrin
Dutch Citizen (uncredited)
Ralph Morse
Guitarist (uncredited)
Taylor Murphy
Yeahman (uncredited)
Rebecca Promitzer
Bar Girl (uncredited)
Anneka Svenska
Hugh's Dutch Girlfriend (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Glasgow band The Fratellis named their debut CD after a line where has-been rocker Tony Costello answers his phone like it's a business phone: "Costello Music".
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First cinema film of Mackenzie Crook.
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Some events in the band's history were inspired by actual events involving real-life bands: Brian's absence from the band resembles Syd Barrett's departure from Pink Floyd due to a drug-induced nervous breakdown; Beano's tardiness for a gig echoes that of Keith Moon, the notoriously erratic drummer for The Who. The character of Ray appears to be inspired in some part by David Lee Roth, famed front-man for Van Halen. Other bands, such as Deep Purple, have undergone lineup changes with various degrees of infighting and success.
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Goofs
During their Dutch tour, when Ray is being interviewed, we see a Dutch sign behind the band members which reads: "Verboden te parkeren" (No Parking). But the sign above the men's toilet next to the sign reads "Herren" which is German for "Men" instead of the Dutch word "Heren".
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After the disastrous Dutch concert where Ray goes missing, the rest of the group drinks a beer at the bar. Hughie is drinking Grolsch, while the rest appears to be drinking Brouwers Bier. The latter is an "economy" supermarket label, and extremely unlikely to be served in normal Dutch establishments.
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At the end of the song "Dirty Town", a sustained chord is heard on the guitar which is punctuated by the guitarist rapidly switching the guitar's toggle pickup selector. This effect is impossible to achieve using the Yamaha Pacifica guitar that Luke Shand plays in the film.
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Quotes
Hughie: It's like 'Night of the Living Dead Two'! I'm gonna get some of those Organ Donor cards!
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Young Beano: You know what they say. "If at first you don't succeed... "
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Hughie: History teaches us that men behave wisely once they've exhausted all other alternatives. For most rock bands, the pursuit of wisdom's a low priority compared to fame, fortune and fornication. Such a band was Strange Fruit.
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Photos from cast
Candida Gubbins Hans Matheson Rachael Stirling
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