Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

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Director: Seth Kearsley

Cast: Seth Kearsley, Adam Sandler, Jackie Titone, Austin Stout

     
 

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Come celebrate the joy and togetherness of the Hanukkah season with Adam Sandler -- yeah, that Adam Sandler -- in this raucous animated comedy written and produced in collaboration with the noted funnyman. Davey Stone (voice of Adam Sandler) is a twentysomething man with a short temper and a reputation for causing trouble who lives in the small New England town of… See more details below

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Come celebrate the joy and togetherness of the Hanukkah season with Adam Sandler -- yeah, that Adam Sandler -- in this raucous animated comedy written and produced in collaboration with the noted funnyman. Davey Stone (voice of Adam Sandler) is a twentysomething man with a short temper and a reputation for causing trouble who lives in the small New England town of Dukesberry. Davey has a particularly bad attitude about the holiday season, and on the first night of Hanukkah, he goes on a tear that lands him in front of a judge (voice of Norm Crosby). The judge, who has dealt with Davey before, is prepared to send him to prison, but Whitey (also voiced by Sandler), an eccentric but kindly old man, persuades the judge to give him a chance to turn Davey into a more responsible citizen. Davey doesn't think much of Whitey's charitable nature, but when his trailer home burns down, he's forced to move in with Whitey and his perpetually nervous sister, Eleanore (also voiced by Sandler...spotting a trend here?). Between Whitey and Eleanore's nonstop kvetching and the reappearance of his old girlfriend Jennifer (voice of Jackie Titone), Davey is being driven to distraction by the Hanukkah season, but in time Whitey learns the truth about why Davey has such a problem with the Festival of Lights. Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights also includes eight new songs co-written by Sandler; he duets with bluegrass star Alison Krauss on "Long Ago."

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If you're looking for the arrival of the first classic Hanukkah movie -- well, Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights isn't it. But that's not because it isn't sort of funny and sort of sweet, in between the more frequent times when it's sort of gross. It's because the movie is only about Hanukkah in a limited sense, enough to piggyback it onto Sandler's perennial hit "The Hanukkah Song," whose lyrics get a third incarnation here for the closing credits. Eight Crazy Nights instead follows a looser "redemption during the holidays" theme, but don't let that or the fact that it's animated suggest that it's for kids -- while its PG-13 rating is shy of the R given to the South Park movie, it's in that same category. The pre-repentant Davey Stone boozes, pretends to dry-hump a car, and knocks an outhouse down the hill, leaving its occupant covered in feces. If this all sounds pretty puerile, it is, but there's still a good heart and a couple laughs at the center of Eight Crazy Nights. Sandler's old man impression isn't that much different from how he'd sound if castrated, but he does a wickedly nasally take on the old man's sister, matching the character design humorously -- and disguising his own voice enough to create doubt that it's him. Another South Park similarity is that Sandler gets good mileage from the song he co-wrote with Allen Covert, including Whitey's primer on rules ("Technical Foul"), a musical intervention staged by mall mascots, and "Bum Biddy," an opera spoof performed at an awards banquet. The critics who trashed Eight Crazy Nights undoubtedly made good points, but it doesn't take a Sandler fan to find some fun in it.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2004
UPC:
0043396071391
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adam Sandler Davey Stone,Eleanore Duvall,Whitey Duvall,Deer
Jackie Titone Jennifer
Austin Stout Benjamin
Rob Schneider Chinese Waiter
Kevin Nealon Mayor
Norm Crosby Judge
Jon Lovitz Tom Baltezor
Tyra Banks Victoria's Secret Gown
Blake Clark Radio Shack Walkie-Talkie
Carl Weathers GNC Guy
James Barbour Singing Mayor
Bobby Edner Voice Only
Dylan Sprouse K-B Toys Soldier
Cole Sprouse K-B Toys Soldier
Travis Tedford Voice Only
Jamie Alcroft Eli Wolstan
Brooks Arthur Rabbi Fliegel
Bernadette Barlow Singer
Allen Covert Old Lady/Bus Driver/Mayor's Wife
Peter Dante Foot Locker Guy
J.D. Donaruma Cop #3,Worker #3
Ellen Albertini Dow See's Candies Box
Kelly Dugan Fat Kid,Telephone Kid
Sharon Dugan Mrs. Selman
John Farley Cop #2
Kevin Farley Panda Express Panda
Carmen Filpi Homeless Guy
Lari Friedman Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Cup
Michael Geiger Singer
Kevin Grady Cop #4,Worker #1
Jenn Gross Singer
Archie Hahn TV Announcer
Betsy Hammer Phone Sex Lady
Linda Harmon Singer
Alice Hoffman Young Jennifer
Max Hoffman Donald Hardy
Todd Holland Brill
Jason Housman Singing Benjamin
Jon Joyce Singer
Lainie Kazan Singing Old Woman
Seth Kearsley Brill's Teammate
Tom Kenny Sharper Image Chair
Hunter Kitagawa Basketball Kid
Alison Krauss Singing Jennifer
Chance Langton Singing Mr. Thompson
Rick Logan Singer
Susan Stevens Logan Singer
Jonathan Loughran Cop #1
Tom McNulty Singer
Richard Page Singing Dad
Jennifer Perkins Singer
Denise Pleune Concession Stand Worker
Jana Sandler Victoria's Secret Customer
Jared Sandler Dreidel Kid
Jillian Sandler Dreidel Kid
Judith Sandler Davey's Mom
Stan Sandler Davey's Dad
Sally Stevens Singer
Josh Uhler Young Davey
Ann Wilson Singing Mom

Technical Credits
Seth Kearsley Director
Brooks Arthur Co-producer,Screenwriter
Perry Andelin Blake Production Designer
Amy Budden Editor
Teddy Castellucci Score Composer
Allen Covert Producer,Screenwriter
Philip A. Cruden Art Director
Ray Ellis Score Composer
Marc Ellis Score Composer
Jack Giarraputo Producer
Brad Isaacs Screenwriter
Adam Sandler Producer,Screenwriter
Ken Taumura Executive Producer
Ken Tsumura Executive Producer
Gabe Veltri Sound/Sound Designer

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