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September 15, 2016
great music parody with great performance and great nod to the days of the Fillmore
April 27, 2015
I have not watched this all the way through, but seriously. Ed Begley Jr, Malcolm McDowell, Paul Bartel, and Lou Reed are all in it. Plus the guy from Home Alone who did voice over for The Wonder Years. If you like camp and implausible rock oriented films, check this out. Expect some flaws. Get confused. Get Crazy.
June 7, 2014
One of the funniest Rock and Roll films ever made. And a great soundtrack!!!
December 31, 2013
This movie needs to be released on DVD !!!
June 6, 2013
Fun and good companion piece to Rock and Roll high school is hyperkentic fast edged zaniness! Story takes place in an old theatre on New Years eve, it contains some great songs outrageusness and just people having a good crazy time. Thrown in for good measure is menencing Ed Begley Jr. who wants to buy the old theatre and demolish it and build a huge glass skyscraper. One of my fav's.
½ March 12, 2013
A theatre stages a star-studded New Year's Eve concert. A mish-mosh of jokes that often pokes fun at music stars but unfortunately most of the material just simply fails to chart any type of amusement.
December 6, 2012
Absolutely love this movie! It is a typical nonsensical early '80s party film, the only purpose of which was to make the viewer say "What the f*ck?"
May 12, 2012
a great comedy about a new years eve concert and a lot of chaos , Lou Reed is in this and Daniel Stern :D a great cast and lots of fun! I have been trying to track this movie down again for years ! every end is a new beginning ~Captain Cloud
½ March 27, 2012
Preparations for spectacular new year's eve concert features spoofs of top rock performers. Blue Thunder co-stars McDowell and Stern come off best but too many badly executed Airplane!-style jokes. Won't be unseating Dick Clark's Rockin Eve anytime soon.
February 19, 2012
True to its title Get Crazy is a wonderfully scatterbrained send up of rock music and concert culture. This film deserves to be saved from cinematic obscurity
September 26, 2011
This movie is 100% crazypants. The performance scenes with Lori Eastside and Lee Ving as Nada and Piggy are the best.
½ July 2, 2011
This is absurd fun - absolutely not to be taken seriously - and entertaining as such. Lee Ving, Lou Reed and, especially, Malcolm McDowell are all adorably campy. The drug use on that set must've been epic.
Super Reviewer
January 18, 2011
The slightest of plots doesn't have nearly enough good comedy nor good music to overcome. Silly slapstick and dumb drug humor undermine Ed Begley's funny evil capitalist and his two flunkies attempting to take over a famous rock venue, the Saturn Theater. The songs are all OK but I found myself wishing I was watching a real concert video with better bands instead. Still, there's plenty of energy on display here. Two more worthwhile points of interest: Malcolm McDowell as Mick Jaggerish super egotistical singer Reggie Wanker, and especially Lou Reed parodying himself as introspective leather-n-shades rock legend Auden. Where else you gonna see that?
Super Reviewer
½ December 7, 2010
You know we live in a dark world where crap like Rocky Horror Picture Show becomes a cult movie and a truly fun movie like Get Crazy is relegated to the darkest pit of cinematic obscurity. No dvd (music copyright problems it seems) no recognition whatsoever, and not exactly the most vocal fanbase. Malcolm McDowell is on my list of favorite actors in flixster pretty much for this. That Daniel Stern is more remembered for crap like Home Alone than this is another crime, and the list just goes on and on. Seriously, fuck this world, you can't call yourself a movie fan until you see the scene where Reggie Wanker has a conversation with his penis.
November 23, 2010
What less could a person want? Director Alan Arkush (Rock and Roll High School) follows with this sad Airplane-like humor trip through rocker paradise. Comparing Airplane to this lame excuse for a comedy is saying too much.

A parody of rockers of the time and those before, this film is on steroids. For the slapstick and dialog it is somewhat funny, even though we know its all in good fun. The director based this extravagent chaotic event on his job as a lighting employee at the famous 60's rock palace Fillmore East.

Max, the small time owner of The Saturn, feels for the customer and is holding a fan appreciation 15th anniversary party... supposedly likened to the real and very famous Bill Graham, rock promoter. He is threatened with losing his beloved nightspot.

While this film seems to have its many over the top fans, it really borders on only tolerable, if that. [Watch for now older Fabian and Bobby Sherman, ex-teeny bopper singers themselves. They are the assistants to villain, mega-promotor Mr. Beverley.]

The story is that mega-promoter Mr. Beverley plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Stars Malcolm McDowell, Allen Garfield and Daniel Stern.

Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange)
Daniel Stern
Gail Edwards
Allen Goorwitz
Miles Chapin
Susan Saiger
Paul Bartel
Bobby Sherman

Cinematographer: Thomas Del Ruth
Composer: Michael Boddicker
Costume Designer: Roseanna Norton
Director: Allan Arkush
Editor: Kent Beyda
Editor: Mark Goldblatt
Editor: Michael Jablow
Executive Producer: Herbert F. Solow
Producer: Hunt Lowry
Production Designer: Elayne Ceder
Screenplay: Danny Opatoshu
Screenplay: Henry Rosenbaum
Screenplay: David Taylor
September 9, 2010
Not yet on dvd. I am salivating for this one. One of my top films that hasn't been released yet.
½ June 25, 2010
Great comedy, great cast, too bad it may never be released on DVD (I read that there was damage to the masters that will prevent this).
Super Reviewer
½ March 5, 2010
This movie was most definitely crazy
January 15, 2010
always love to exchange eneerrrrrggiessssss.
March 14, 2009
Get Crazy is my new favorite new years party! It's like the very Muppet Christmas where they are trying to save the theater but only with a people cast instead. They're all there, Kermie, Miss Piggy, Animal, The Electric Mayhem, Punk rockers, blues kings, magically appearing drug dealing robots, evil dudes with helicopters, and Lou Reed!!!!
2/24 It only gets better with re-watchings!!!
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