Crazy as Hell

Crazy as Hell

Cast: Eriq La Salle, Michael Beach, Ronny Cox, John C. McGinley

     
 

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A psychiatrist confronts a new client whose problems may not be all in his head in this drama. Dr. Ty Adams (Michael Beach) is a well-known psychiatrist who has earned no small amount of controversy for his blunt and "anti-medicinal" approach to treatment. Adams is also dealing with some emotional problems of his own after the death of his wife and child. Parker (John

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A psychiatrist confronts a new client whose problems may not be all in his head in this drama. Dr. Ty Adams (Michael Beach) is a well-known psychiatrist who has earned no small amount of controversy for his blunt and "anti-medicinal" approach to treatment. Adams is also dealing with some emotional problems of his own after the death of his wife and child. Parker (John C. McGinley), a documentary filmmaker, has arrived at the hospital where Adams works to make a movie about his work, just in time for Adams to start working with a new patient -- a mysterious and angry man who insists he is Satan (Eriq LaSalle). The new patient is not easily convinced that he's delusional, and as he becomes a greater disruptive force, Adams can't help but wonder if maybe the stranger is telling the truth. Crazy as Hell was directed by actor Eriq LaSalle, who plays the new patient and is best known for his work on the television series E.R.; it was his first theatrical feature, after helming the made-for-cable Rebound.A psychiatrist confronts a new client whose problems may not be all in his head in this drama. Dr. Ty Adams (Michael Beach) is a well-known psychiatrist who has earned no small amount of controversy for his blunt and "anti-medicinal" approach to treatment. Adams is also dealing with some emotional problems of his own after the death of his wife and child. Parker (John C. McGinley), a documentary filmmaker, has arrived at the hospital where Adams works to make a movie about his work, just in time for Adams to start working with a new patient -- a mysterious and angry fellow known only as "The Man" -- who insists he is Satan (Eriq LaSalle). The new patient is not easily convinced that he's delusional, and as he becomes a greater disruptive force, Adams can't help but wonder if maybe the stranger is telling the truth. Crazy as Hell was directed by actor Eriq LaSalle, who plays the new patient and is best known for his work on the television series E.R.; it was his first theatrical feature, after helming the made-for-cable Rebound.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Eriq La Salle's directorial debut is a beauty despite the transparency of the "surprise" ending. The always-fine Michael Beach, La Salle, and cagey veteran Ronny Cox give superb interpretations of the tight and intelligent script that somehow remains suspenseful and coherent, overcoming an intentionally jumbled structure. The slick, polished visuals glide over a talkative second act that is stolen by La Salle's smooth-talking, infinitely charming, and utterly satanic Satan, which is cause enough to watch. Not perfect, but impressive, and psychological and occult thriller aficionados will find this less ponderous and much smarter than usual.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/2003
UPC:
0658149808829
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:54:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen; 5.1 Dolby Digital; Director commentary with Eriq La Salle; Trailer; Scene access; English & Spanish subtitles

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Beach Dr. Ty Adams
Eriq La Salle The Man
Ronny Cox Dr. Delazo
John C. McGinley Parker
Tia Texada Lupa
Sinbad Orderly
Tracy Pettit Cheryl
Twink Caplan Suzanne
Tom Everett Mansell
Khylan Jones Brianna
J.P. Manoux Arnie
Jim Ortlieb Mr. Tobin
Ray Xifo Selden

Technical Credits
Eriq La Salle Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Ken Aguado Producer
Donna Berwick Costumes/Costume Designer
Brad Bryan Sound/Sound Designer
D.J. Caruso Producer
Billy Childs Score Composer
Erik Jendresen Screenwriter
Erik Jendressen Screenwriter
Lynn Kressel Casting
Charles Lagola Production Designer
Jeremy Leven Screenwriter
George Mooradian Cinematographer
Butch Robinson Producer,Screenwriter
Troy T. Takaki Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [:58]
2. Flashback [2:43]
3. Sedah State [1:48]
4. Appointment [3:59]
5. Right Eye [2:44]
6. Patients [3:06]
7. Film Crew [2:35]
8. Medicated [4:52]
9. Doctor's Office [3:09]
10. Arrival [8:02]
11. Research [5:20]
12. One on One [4:58]
13. Do You Believe? [4:45]
14. 911 [4:55]
15. Impressive [5:27]
16. Your Ward [1:36]
17. The Park [4:38]
18. Got to Go [6:28]
19. Tantrum [3:15]
20. Back on the Meds [4:15]
21. Daughter [9:05]
22. Church [6:33]
23. Where Are You? [2:50]
24. A Good Man [11:49]
25. End Credits [3:41]

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