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"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending, when lightning struck the stage during ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Rea ... Tony Costello
Billy Connolly ... Hughie
Jimmy Nail ... Les Wickes
Timothy Spall ... David 'Beano' Baggot
Bill Nighy ... Ray Simms
Juliet Aubrey ... Karen Knowles
Helena Bergström ... Astrid Simms
Bruce Robinson ... Brian Lovell
Hans Matheson ... Luke Shand
Rachael Stirling ... Clare Knowles
Phil Daniels ... Neil Gaydon
Phil Davis ... Limo Driver
Frances Barber ... Lady in Black
Zoë Ball ... Zoë
Virginia Clay Virginia Clay ... Young Karen
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Storyline

"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending, when lightning struck the stage during an open-air. Twenty years later, all band members are minding their own businesses, the idea of a band reunion is brought up by, well, public request. Tony, the former keyboard player, sets out only to find his former friends working as a roofer, a gardener and a hotel clerk. They all became rather everyday people, married or still single, they definitely are not wild and crazy anymore. But with the help of former manager Karen, who is still dreaming of Brian, the apparently deceased lead guitarist, they all, old, fat and wrinkled as they are, try to catch that spirit again. Written by chijim222@yahoo.com

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100 watts too loud, 50 pills too many, 20 years too late? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todavía locos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,971, 24 January 1999

Gross USA:

$524,864

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$524,864
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First cinema film of Mackenzie Crook. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the song "Dirty Town", a sustained chord is heard on the guitar which is punctuated by the guitarist rapidly switching the guitar's toggle pickup selector. This effect is impossible to achieve using the Yamaha Pacifica guitar that Luke Shand plays in the film. See more »

Quotes

Beano: Are you still a road dog, Hughie?
Hughie: Nah. The last tour I did was ten years ago. It was Aerosmith, but they've gone and cleaned up their act. It's all wheatgrass juice and fuckin' pumpkin seeds. I hope you guys are still crazy, or I'm outta here.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, voices are heard of members of Strange Fruit playing the Bands-with-body-parts-in-their-name game. See more »

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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

BIRD ON A WIRE
Written by Mick Jones (as Jones), Marti Frederiksen (as Frederiksen) and Chris Difford (as Difford)
Performed by Strange Fruit with Jimmy Nail
1998 London Records 90 Ltd.
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I wanted to rent Hardcore Logo, but they didn't have it.
2 July 1999 | by jheiselSee all my reviews

So I rented "Still Crazy" instead. When I described Hardcore Logo to the guy at the video store, he said that sounded kind of like Still Crazy. So I rented it. Was I disappointed? Well, yes, as Still Crazy focuses on a classic rock band rather than a punk band, but that's OK. Still Crazy tells the story of the Strange Fruit, a rock band that broke up in the 70s at the peak of their popularity at a large rock festival. Twenty years later, the band members are all struggling to make a living, and are offered the opportunity to play a concert at the twenty year anniversary of this festival. They take up the offer and decide to reform on a permanent basis, touring Europe in the process. Some quite funny hijinks ensue, and all the characters go through subtle changes. Watching this movie, you feel more like a viewer of a carefully edited documentary than a participant. And that's not bad at all.


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