A sympathetic but disappointing 1983 follow-up to Rock 'n' Roll High School by director Allan Arkush. Based on his experiences as a light rigger at the Fillmore East, Arkush's loosely structured story takes place during a New Year's concert at a west-coast rock palace that brings together (and lampoons) a fantasy assortment of musical styles: a big city bluesman (Bill Henderson), an addled acid rocker (Howard Volman), a burned-out folkie (Lou Reed), an animalistic punk (Lee Ving), and a British superstud (Malcolm McDowell). Daniel Stern is the manager struggling to keep the show on the road, despite assaults from a motorcycle gang and a bomb planted by a business rival (Ed Begley Jr.). Arkush's communal vision has a utopian charm, and no one would accuse him of a lack of energy and invention—it's just that the gags are too numerous, too uneven, and too fuzzily executed to provide the rush the film is aiming for.
Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Get Crazy