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TOASTING NEW YEARS WITH NEW YEARS PARTY FLICK 'GET CRAZY'

Title: GET CRAZY Year: 1983 Rating: ***1/2

The "Stoned Out" device from EASY RIDER to BREAKFAST CLUB overdoses in Alan Arkush's GET CRAZY where drugs allow the characters to miraculously change their ways... 

Not like there's any doubt things wouldn't have turned out perfectly for Bill Graham-inspired Max Wolfe (Allen Garfield), preparing for his club's New Year's 15-year anniversary concert with acts from blues-man Bill Henderson to campy anthem-rocker Malcolm McDowell's Reggie Wanker, who, living up to his last name and high on groovy juice provided by a magical drug dealer, talks and listens to his own... um... wanker...

Meanwhile, club managers Daniel Stern and Gail Edwards almost amount to a romance but there's so much ongoing music and old style physical comedy shenanigans exploding in every direction, no real plots can bother with GET CRAZY: Mixing an eclectic ensemble also including McDowell's hot Swedish girlfriend Anna Bjorn, crooked mogul Ed Begley Jr. trying to purchase the club using the owner's selfish nephew while Lou Reed walks the streets thinking up a comeback song, Lee Ving stage dives and Stern's gorgeous little sister Stacey Nelkin's dying to meet a rock star, any rock star that, again... comes to nothing but noise. Which must be deliberate. A shame since the characters have potential to stretch beyond the surrounding good times.

Stacey Nelkin fits the Alan Arkush Ramones mold for GET CRAZY
Doors drummer John Densmore as Malcolm's drummer toasting his dick in Get Crazy
Malcolm McDowell as Reggie Wanker getting his wanker toasted in Get Crazy
Gail Edwards, Daniel Stern, Denise Galik and Allen Garfield in GET CRAZY
Next Year's V: The Final Battle hottie Denise Galik as a nurse in GET CRAZY
Anna Bjorn as Malcolm's girlfriend in GET CRAZY
Malcolm McDowell as Reggie Wanker in GET CRAZY

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