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Get Crazy

Released 1983
Distributor Embassy Picture

Director Allan Arkush gives us the lowdown behind his film maudit, an underappreciated and certainly underseen followup to Rock N’ Roll High School which seems to have been deliberately buried by its producers despite a hip and happening cast. The distributor’s attention to detail is amply demonstrated by this awful trailer which bills writer Danny Opatashu under the name of his actor father David.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.

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