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Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

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Critic Consensus: Sandler returns to his roots in this nauseating concoction filled with potty humor and product placements.

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Davey Stone is a young man who hates the holidays and is determined that no one else in the town of Dukesberry is going to enjoy them either. On the first night of Hanukah, the perpetually grumpy Davey goes on a rowdy rampage and is arrested. Since this is hardly the first time he's gone on a destructive binge, the town sentences Davey to ten years in prison. It is only through the intercession of a kindly old codger named Whitey that Davey is spared. Whitey, a local basketball ref, agrees to take responsibility for Davey, who is ungrateful. Though Whitey suffers Davey's foul temper and bad attitude with good humor, others are less sympathetic, particularly his childhood sweetheart Jennifer, who has returned to Dukesberry with her son Benjamin. When Davey's mobile home burns down, he is forced to move in with Whitey and his kvetchy sister, Eleanor. The familial atmosphere softens Davey, somewhat, until they tap into his painful past. He turns on Whitey and Eleanor and goes off on a boisterous tear. It is only by confronting the ghosts of holidays past, and an act of selfless kindness, that Davey is able to overcome his demons and enjoy the holidays again.
Rating:
PG-13 (for frequent crude and sexual humor, drinking and brief drug references)
Genre:
Animation , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Box Office:
$23,341,502.00
Runtime:
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Cast

Adam Sandler
as Davey/Whitey/Eleanore/Deer
Jon Lovitz
as Tom Baltezor
Jackie Titone
as Jennifer
Austin Stout
as Benjamin
Rob Schneider
as Chinese Waiter/Narrator
Norm Crosby
as Judge
Blake Clark
as Radio Shack Walkie-Talkie
Kevin P. Farley
as Panda Express Panda
Lari Friedman
as Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cup
Jamie Alcroft
as Eli Wolstan
Books Arthur
as Rabbi Fliegel
Tyra Banks
as Victoria's Secret Gown
James Barbour
as Singing Mayor
Allen Covert
as Old Lady/Bus Driver/Mayor's Wife
Carl Weathers
as GNC Guy
J.D. Donaruma
as Cop No. 3/Worker No. 3
Kelly Dugan
as Fat Kid/Telephone Kid
Dylan Sprouse
as K-B Toys Soldier
Sharon Dugan
as Mrs. Selman
John Farley
as Cop No. 2
Cole Sprouse
as K-B Toys Soldier
Carmen Filpi
as Homeless Guy
Kevin Grady
as Cop No. 4/Worker No. 1
Brooks Arthur
as Rabbi Fliegel
Ali Hoffman
as Young Jennifer
Max Hoffman
as Donald Hardy
Jason Housman
as Singing Benjamin
Peter Dante
as Foot Locker Guy
Lainie Kazan
as Singing Old Woman
Ellen Albertini Dow
as See's Candies Box
Seth Kearsley
as Brill's Teammate
Hunter Kitagawa
as Basketball Kid
Alison Krauss
as Singing Jennifer
Chance Langton
as Singing Mr. Thompson
Jonathan Loughran
as Cop No. 1
Richard Page
as Singing Dad
Jana Sandler
as Victoria's Secret Customer
Jared Sandler
as Dreidel Kid
Jillian Sandler
as Dreidel Kid
Judith Sandler
as Davey's Mom
Jenn Gross
as Singer
Archie Hahn III
as TV Announcer
Stan Sandler
as Davey's Dad
Betsy Hammer
as Phone Sex Lady
Josh Uhler
as Young Davey
Linda Harmon
as Singer
Ann Wilson
as Singing Mom
Alice Hoffman
as Young Jennifer
Jon Joyce
as Singer
Tom Kenny
as Sharper Image Chair
Rick Logan
as Singer
Tom McNulty
as Singer
Denise Pleune
as Concession Stand Worker
Sally Stevens
as Singer
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Critic Reviews for Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

All Critics (107) | Top Critics (33)

The film might have been funny if it weren't so poorly executed and fixated on bodily functions.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Sets animation back 30 years, musicals back 40 years and Judaism back at least 50.

December 27, 2002
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Audiences have at least 80 reasons to reject Eight Crazy Nights.

Full Review… | December 27, 2002
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

I'd prefer to think of Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love, the one good movie of the three he did this year.

December 5, 2002
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Squanders the cross-cultural comedy potential of a Jewish-themed Christmas movie on cheap fart gags and boilerplate schmaltz.

Full Review… | December 3, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

Got a lot of holiday spirit, and a lot of laughs.

December 2, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

½

Adam Sandler's "Eight Crazy Night's" is about as funny as watching a lame television late-night cartoon, it has a dumb story and lines that really are not very funny. The end of the film is the best, when they turn the conclusion into a dance number, but that is not saying much. All this film is, is a bunch of sloppily put together scenes to make it's audience feel good about themselves once the characters accomplish their goals, but if I'm being honest, I found it hard to comply with these characters, due to the fact that I didn't know which side of them to look at. "Eight Crazy Night's" is stupid, unfunny, and has a terrible premise, but in the end, I can say that the voice acting was pretty good, and I had a bit of fun.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Jennifer: Thanks for sharing the Holiday spirit, psycho.  "The Ultimate Battle Between Naughty And Nice." Eight Crazy Nights is another ripoff of the Scrooge/Grinch character, where a guy who hates the holidays and lives to ruin them for others ultimately has a change of heart. This movie is excruciating to watch even though it clocks in at a measly 75 minutes. By the end, you'll be glad that it was no longer. To say everything that is bad about the movie in one little review would be hard, so I'll just hit the big ones.  Adam Sandler does his routine animation style in this one. He wastes no time in getting to the fart and crap jokes, and they just keep on flying at us throughout. He also voices three characters, one being in his normal voice and the other two being a brother-sister combo that he uses the most annoying voices ever for. I'm guessing that he thinks it is funny to just sound as annoying as possible. Well I for one wasn't laughing. In fact, I don't think I laughed once throughout this whole piece of shit. Then there are the lame songs. Horribly written and horribly performed, the Christmas duds are sure to give you a case of nausea. Then at times he adds, the annoying voices into the songs and holy shit... you just want to die. I'd take just about any Christmas film over this one, aside from those crappy Hallmark, Lifetime, ABC Family films that are shown every year. The worst thing about this movie just might be that it was made the same year that Sandler did Punch Drunk Love. So when he got done with his one great movie, he turned around and probably did his worst(aside from Going Overboard,  but no one has seen that, so it doesn't matter). Do yourself a favor and re-watch other Holiday films and don't give this a chance. Sandler fan or not, this is unwatchable.

Melvin White
Melvin White

Super Reviewer

This movie was so terrible I wanted to throw up, and not the throw up where you go to the fair and get hopped up on pocorn and then throw up a ride, I mean throw up where this movie sucks.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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