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Stark Raving Mad (2002)




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The writing/directing team of Drew Daywalt and David Schneider are responsible for the straight-to-video heist comedy Stark Raving Mad. Seann William Scott plays Ben McGewen, a guy who needs to pay off some major debts. Mostly he needs to pay the crime lord Gregory (Lou Diamond Phillips), the gangster who killed his brother. Ben gets the idea to throw a big rave in a club next to a bank vault. According to plan, the loud music and party atmosphere will disguise the fact that he and his gang (Timm Sharp, Patrick Breen, John B. Crye, and Suzy Nakamura) are breaking through the wall. Once inside the vault, they will steal a valuable statue and Ben will revenge his brother's death. This being a heist comedy, however, things don't go exactly according to plan. Dave Foley and Kavan Smith play a couple of pesky FBI agents. Alan Arkin plays cranky club owner Don Partridge.

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Timm Sharp
as Rikki Simms
Patrick Breen
as Jeffrey Jay
Suzy Nakamura
as Betty Shin
John B. Crye
as Jake Nealson
Kavan Smith
as Michael Frakes
Monet Mazur
as Vanessa
Terry Chen
as Jin Sun
Carl McDonald
as Mitchell
Adam Arkin
as Don Partridge
Lina Teal
as Stacie
Christine Chatelain
as Tonya, friend
Ryan Robbins
as seedy guy
Michael Eklund
as sickly thin guy
Damonde Tschritter
as Trevor, snake guy
John Beuhler
as Hamish, raverboy 1
Fred Ewanuick
as Beck, raverboy 1
Robert Astles
as trannie 2
Phillip Beer
as trannie 3, samurai
Stefanie Ford
as Jake's girl
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Critic Reviews for Stark Raving Mad

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

...who thought it was a good idea to set the entire movie inside a dance club?...

October 19, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Stark Raving Mad is a great comedy and one of the better recent heist flicks; more importantly, it's one of the best direct-to-video movies I've seen lately.

January 21, 2004 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stark Raving Mad

Just insane...crazy and insane in so many ways that the heist seemed to be the best part of the whole movie! Not worth my time reviewing like it wasn't worth my time watching...period. Oh...the stars? One for Lou Diamond Phillips...and one for Seann William Scott...both kept me fairly interested throughout the whole flick!

Fascade Fiveoneeight
Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer

Endless fast cuts complete with whooshy sound effects, thumping techno bass lines, ugly on-screen graphics, garish colour filters, and *cringe* a hero who talks directly to camera (Michael Caine is STILL the only actor to EVER get away with that...) Every tacky, irritating and superficial MTV affectation is on display here, in an unbelievably lame attempt to make an american rip-off of a Guy Ritchie heist movie. The result is more like a bad sit-com complete with wacky gangsters and S&M transvestites. Not an original idea in sight.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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