Crazy (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Crazy (2008)
  • Rate: 7.1/10 total 296 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama | Music
  • Runtime: USA:106 min
  • Filming Location: Agoura Hills, California, USA
  • Director: Rick Bieber
  • Stars: Waylon Payne, Ali Larter and Lane Garrison
  • Original Music By: Larry Klein   
  • Soundtrack: Nothing That You Were
  • Plot Keyword: Guitar | 1950s | Jazz | Assassination | Doctor

Writing Credits By:

  • Rick Bieber (written by) and
  • Jason Ehlers (written by) and
  • Brent Boyd (written by)

Known Trivia

  • Based on the life of Nashville guitar player Hank Garland.

Goofs: Anachronisms: Hank's car wreck occurred in the early 60's, when he is taken to the mental hospital the ambulance driver was wearing a star of life patch on his jacket. This patch was not designed until the late 60's and did not come into prominent use until the middle 70's.

Plot: Inspired by the life of Hank Garland, CRAZY is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950's. |  »

Story: Inspired by the life of Hank Garland, CRAZY is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950's.

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Produced By:

  • Rick Bieber known as producer
  • Alan Cohen known as co-producer
  • Richard Mann known as line producer
  • Joel McDonell known as associate producer
  • Ray Scherr known as executive producer
  • Steve Vai known as executive producer
  • Straw Weisman known as associate producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Waylon Payne known as Hank Garland
  • Ali Larter known as Evelyn Garland
  • Lane Garrison known as Billy Garland
  • Scott Michael Campbell known as Billy Byrd
  • David Conrad known as Ryan Bradford
  • John Fleck known as Lloyd "Cowboy" Copas
  • Timothy Omundson known as Paul Howard (as Tim Omundson)
  • Brent Briscoe known as Doug
  • Beau Baxter known as Producer Jerry
  • Raymond O'Connor known as Jimmy
  • Eden Rountree known as Thelma
  • Silas Weir Mitchell known as Neal
  • David Agranov known as Elvis Musician
  • Mandy Barnett known as Patsy Cline
  • Allison Bibicoff known as Brenda the Dixie Receptionist
  • Dwier Brown known as Businessman in suit
  • Brian Buckley known as Windsor Hotel Clerk
  • Johnny 'Vegas' Burton known as Paul Desmond
  • Alexander Cardinale known as Hank's Fiddle Player – Reunion Band
  • Alan Cohen known as Ryman Thug
  • Nick Collins known as Chicago Hotel Clerk
  • Shawn Colvin known as Kitty Wells
  • Chris Cordone known as Well Dressed Man
  • Liza Crisci known as Red Skirt Fan
  • Ryan Cross known as Joe Benjamin
  • Christopher Curry known as Dr. Taylor
  • Stacy Earl known as Goldie Hill
  • Sandra Echeverría known as Sultry brunette (scenes deleted)
  • Abdul Salaam El Razzac known as Green Light Bartender
  • Chris Ellis known as Glen the Carousel Manager
  • Gerald Emerick known as Red Foley
  • Evans Forde known as Chet Atkins
  • Will Greenberg known as Disc Jockey
  • Brad Hawkins known as Bobby Helms
  • Brian Jones known as Roy Orbison
  • Jeff Kollman known as Barry Galbraith
  • Tony MacAlpine known as Wes Montgomery
  • Maya McLaughlin known as (scenes deleted)
  • Katharine McPhee known as Paramount Girl
  • Michael O'Neill known as Ralph Christianson
  • Chris Palermo known as Thug #2
  • David Pease known as Chicago Hotel Manager
  • Jason Poss known as Gary Burton
  • Larry Rippenkroeger known as Thug #1
  • James Ryan known as Ryman Thug
  • Jason Scherr known as Joe Morello
  • Lauren Scherr known as Brentwood Bartender
  • Jason Alan Smith known as Elvis Presley
  • Scott St. Blaze known as Studio Musician – Elvis Session
  • Nicole Steinwedell known as Girl from Byrd's room
  • Amanda Tepe known as Gail Garland
  • Jeff Urquhart known as Columbia Engineer
  • Steve Vai known as Hank Williams
  • Ryan Wright known as Eddy Arnold
  • Kayleen Ancheta known as Elvis Girlfriend (uncredited)
  • Danny Bergen known as Ernest Tubb (uncredited)
  • David Boller known as Autry Inman, Cowboy Copas' bass player (uncredited)
  • Kristin M. Burke known as Back-up Singer: Goldie Hill (uncredited)
  • James C. Burns known as Cowboy Copas Piano Player (uncredited)
  • Michael Calder known as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Mike Falkow known as Jingle Bell Rock Musician (uncredited)
  • David Foy known as Fiddle Player (uncredited)
  • Jake Galasso known as Orderly #1 (uncredited)
  • Summer LeAnn known as Teen Girl 1 (uncredited)
  • Aimee Moraca known as Paramount Girl (uncredited)
  • Ed Refuerzo known as Hawaiian Delivery Guy (uncredited)
  • Lucy Rendler-Kaplan known as Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
  • Stanton Rutledge known as Piano Player (uncredited)
  • Michael Small known as Steel player, Copas band (uncredited)
  • Zach Sobel known as Guitar Player, Cottonpickers Band (uncredited)
  • Paul Statman known as Mandolin, Copas Band (uncredited)
  • Scott Workman known as Man (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Kristin Berge known as key hair stylist
  • Brent Keene known as assistant hair stylist
  • Tracy Manzo known as assistant makeup artist
  • Francesca Maxwell known as additional makeup artist
  • Vivian Maxwell known as key makeup artist
  • Terry Robbins known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Brendon Cowsill known as set dresser
  • Tiffany Cowsill known as lead person
  • Lisa De Alva known as property mistress
  • Talia Glass known as set dress intern
  • Maria Jaramillo known as set painter
  • Cynthia Kershaw known as art department coordinator
  • Lita Minger known as on-set dresser
  • Aimee Moraca known as art department assistant (as Aimee Wilkison)
  • Chris Ridino known as construction coordinator
  • Jonathan Rose known as labor foreman
  • Tim Scheu known as leadman
  • Erik Thomson known as set dresser
  • Lee Thomson known as set dresser
  • Bob Warner known as paint foreman


Production Companies:

  • FN Crazy Film LLC

Other Companies:

  • BC Editorial  Avid system provided by
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
  • Elizabeth Bardsley & Associates  research
  • Favored Nations Entertainment  soundtrack
  • Jensen Communications  public relations
  • Jensen Communications  publicity
  • Wow & Flutter  sound post-production


  • Eagle Entertainment (2009) (Australia) (DVD)
  • Pan Vision Oy (2009) (Finland) (DVD)
  • Screen Media Ventures

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • David M. Blum known as visual effects supervisor
  • James W. Riley known as visual effects supervisor
  • David Stipes known as visual effects assistant (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 2 November 2007 (American Film Market)
  • USA 2 March 2008 (Sedona International Film Festival)
  • USA 28 March 2008 (Method Fest Independent Film Festival)
  • USA 13 April 2008 (Palm Beach International Film Festival)
  • USA 18 April 2008 (Riverside International Film Festival)
  • USA 2 May 2008 (Charleston International Film Festival)
  • USA 9 May 2008 (Delray Beach Film Festival)
  • USA 15 May 2008 (Jacksonville Film Festival)
  • USA 17 May 2008 (Big Island Film Festival)
  • USA 3 June 2008 (Hoboken International Film Festival)
  • USA 6 June 2008 (Breckenridge Film Festival)
  • USA 7 June 2008 (Boston International Film Festival)
  • USA 14 June 2008 (New Jersey International Film and Video Festival)
  • USA 18 June 2008 (Provincetown International Film Festival)
  • USA 9 July 2008 (Long Island International Film Expo)
  • USA 25 July 2008 (Wine Country Film Festival)
  • USA 25 July 2008 (Real to Reel Film Festival)
  • USA 2 August 2008 (Woods Hole Film Festival)
  • USA 7 August 2008 (Rhode Island International Film Festival)
  • USA 10 August 2008 (Sacramento Film and Music Festival)
  • USA 15 August 2008 (River's Edge Film Festival)
  • USA 9 September 2008 (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
  • USA 12 September 2008 (SoCal Independent Film Festival)
  • USA 20 September 2008 (Illinois International Film Festival)
  • USA 27 September 2008 (San Diego Film Festival)
  • USA 4 October 2008 (Scottsdale International Film Festival)
  • Finland 18 June 2009 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for language and some sexual content


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