An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork.

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Joseph Kaufmann ...
Beverly Hope Atkinson ...
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Terri Haven ...
Ida Corleone (voice)
Mary Dean Lauria ...
Molly (voice)
Jacqueline Mills ...
Lillian Adams ...
Rosa (voice)
Charles Gordone ...
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An animated feature which begins, ends and occasionally combines with, live-action filmed on location. A white dropout struggles to create comics and animated films, drawing inspiration from the harsh, gritty world around him. Still sharing his run-down apartment with his middle-aged parents, an oafish slob of an Italian father and a ditzy nut-case of a Jewish mother, he is ridiculed and looked down upon by his friends, hypocrites who run with violent gangs and the Italian Mafia, and a shallow Black girl who makes her living downtown with the pimps and pushers. This cartoonist gets a chance to pitch a film idea to a movie mogul, but the story proves too outrageous: a far-future Earth, destroyed by war and pollution, where a mutant antihero challenges and kills God. Complications ensue when the cartoonist's parents react in irrational ways to his various involvements. Written by orb

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Half way into production as Bakshi was fired (before being re-hired). A different director stepped in and animated a train sequence in which Michael goes to visit his brother-in-law. He is on a subway and witness' a woman sleeping while two men begin to undress her. Michael just watches. As the woman wakes up, she screams "rape" toward Michael. This was in the original script. But was scrapped when Bakshi returned to the project. See more »

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Michael: What makes you happy? What makes you happy? Where do you go? Where do you go? Where do you hide? Where do you hide? Who do you see? Who do you see? Who do you trust? Who do you trust? Who do you screw? Who do you screw? What kills the pain? What kills the pain? Game up, game win. Bug around, set it straight. Transaction. Play it hard, hurts so bad. Gotta win. Everyone loses. Everthing loses. Gotta win big. Sick and tired of losing. Where does it all go? Where does it all go? Where ...
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Concerto in B Flat Minor
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Tchaikovsky)
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Excellent
30 March 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

R.B.'s best by far. I'm wondering how much of this is autobiographical. The only question being if it's 100% or not.

Great characters. Seemed like more kept getting introduced then brushed off. It's like everyone knows everyone.

Not for people squeamish about un-P.C. humor here. Every race took a few hits in the 'stereotyping' department. I think R.B. just tried to make fun of all of them.

Mobbed-up Italians, Guilt-ridden (and inducing) Jews, uptight whites, flaming gays, and Jive-talking blacks. And the lead character's J.D. friends trying to hook him up.

And did anyone notice the vintage strip show playing in the background during the bar scene? Looked like it was from the 1940's.

Great film.


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