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The Cool and the Crazy (1958)

 |  Drama  |  March 1958 (USA)
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High school thug is front man for a local marijuana ring.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Marlowe ...
Bennie Saul
Richard Bakalyan ...
Jackie Barzan
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Amy
Dickie Jones ...
Stu Summerville (as Dick Jones)
Shelby Storck ...
Det. Lt. Sloan
Marvyn J. Rosen ...
Eddie (the pusher)
Caroline von Mayrhauser ...
Miss Ryan (teacher)
Ken Plumb ...
Marty (a teenager)
Robert Hadden ...
Charles 'Cookie' Tyler
Joe Adelman ...
Desk Sgt. Harry
John Hannahan ...
Drunk teenager
James Newman ...
Det. Sgt. Myers
Jackie Storck ...
Amy's mother
Leonard Belove ...
Amy's father
John Quihas
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High school thug is front man for a local marijuana ring.

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Seven savage punks on a weekend binge of violence!

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Richard Bakalyan and Dickie Jones were arrested by Kansas City police for vagrancy as they stood on the street between takes. The police saw their long hair and leather jackets and wanted to get them off the street before they "infected" the local youth. See more »

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Referenced in Rebel Highway: Cool and the Crazy (1994) See more »

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The Cool and the Crazy
Written by Bill Nolan and Ronnie Norman.
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Memorable JD flick
20 February 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

If you can overlook the over-hyped 'marijuana is a killer' message of this film, you're in for a treat. Scott Marlowe is the new kid in town, pushing 'M' to the local delinquents (who otherwise seem to like getting smashed on booze, funnily enough). It's the role of his career, even though he seems to be trying to channel the spirit of Marlon Brando. The Kansas City locations add the extra grit the film needs, and there's a super slimy turn by Marvyn J. Rosen as the big wheel of the narcotics business. Rosen never had another role, so presumably he was a KC local, and he makes the most of it. I remember watching this movie on TV back in the 70s and being impressed, and seeing it recently for the first time in 25 years rekindled my fond feelings for this nice example of indie filmmaking.


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