GET CRAZY

Director Allan Arkush
Year 1983
Starring Malcolm McDowell, Allen Garfield, Daniel Stern
Rating R
Run Time 92min
More Info IMDb

Arkush's follow-up to his beloved ROCK N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL offers up an even more outrageous look at rock, roll, sex and drugs!

It's New Year's Eve in New York City and a wicked promoter has a plan to hatch a massive concert at the biggest venue in town. As the bands and the fans start showing up at The Saturn, things do indeed Get Crazy.

Every conceivable musical stereotype is on the lineup for the night: a Bob Dylan-esque character played by Lou Reed; Reggie Wanker (Malcolm McDowell), an egotistical rocker in the Mick Jagger mold who ends up having a conversation with his penis; and an all-girl new-wave band called Nada who arrive in a beat up old Chevy with a license plate that says "GET BENT."

The trunk pops open and out comes the band's secret weapon: an aggressive punk rock maniac named Piggy (Fear's Lee Ving). He immediately bashes his head into a wall, signs a contract by smashing his skull into the form and punches a stagehand in the gut. Go Piggy!

The rest of the insane cast includes tons of cult movie favorites and rockers including Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Clint Howard, Dick Miller, Linnea Quigley and many more! Rabid, manic and totally raging!

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