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Release Date:
17 November 1973 (Sweden) See more »
The amorous life and misadventures of a virginal young pinball player...his Chicks...his Chums and a host of assorted weirdos in all colors. See more »
An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Joseph Kaufmann ... Michael Corleone
Beverly Hope Atkinson ... Carole

Frank DeKova ... Angelo "Angie" Corleone (voice)
Terri Haven ... Ida Corleone (voice)
Mary Dean Lauria ... Molly (voice)
Jacqueline Mills ... Rosalyn Schecter (voice)
Lillian Adams ... Rosa (voice)

Jamie Farr

Robert Easton
Charles Gordone ... Crazy Moe (voice)

Michael Brandon ... Voice characterization
Morton Lewis ... (voice)
Bill Striglos ... (voice)
Jay Lawrence ... (voice)

Lee Weaver ... (voice)
Phyllis Thompson ... (voice)
Kim Hamilton ... (voice)
Carol Graham ... (voice)
Candy Candido ... The Mafia Messenger (voice)
Helene Winston ... (voice)
William Keene ... (voice)
Peter Hobbs ... (voice)
John Bleifer ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ralph Bakshi ... Various Characters (voice) (uncredited)
Jimmy Bates ... Snowflake (voice) (uncredited)
Walt Gorney ... Bum (uncredited)

Directed by
Ralph Bakshi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ralph Bakshi  writer

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer
Steve Krantz .... producer
Mark L. Rosen .... co-producer
Original Music by
Ed Bogas 
Ray Shanklin 
Cinematography by
Ted C. Bemiller 
Gregg Heschong 
Film Editing by
Donald W. Ernst 
Production Management
Harry Love .... production manager
Art Department
Robert Dranko .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Susan Jonas .... special effects (as Sue Carey)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph Bakshi .... background photography
John Vita .... background photography
Animation Department
Fred Abranz .... assistant animator
Mary J. Adams .... ink and paint artist (as M.J. Adams)
Ann Marie Babbitt .... assistant animator
E.L. Bailey .... ink and paint artist
Jack Bailey .... assistant animator
Ralph Bakshi .... character creator
O.B. Barkley .... assistant animator
Tom Baron .... assistant animator
Bob Bemiller .... animator
Bernice Bissett .... ink and paint artist
Jean Blanchard .... assistant animator
Bob Bransford .... animator
Pernella Butler .... ink and paint artist
William Butler .... background artist (as Bill Butler)
Joan Case .... assistant animator (as Joan Swanson)
Janet Cummings .... final checker
Sukhdev Dail .... assistant animator
Sue Dalton .... final checker (as Suzie Dalton)
Chris Dane .... assistant animator
B. Davenport .... ink and paint artist
Daniel de la Vega .... assistant animator (as Danny de la Vega)
Ed DeMattia .... animator (as Ed De Mattia)
Eve Fletcher .... ink and paint artist
Dotti Foell .... animation checker (as Dottie Foel)
Melissa Freeman .... ink and paint artist (as M.A. Freeman)
Matt Golden .... background assistant
Colene Gonzales .... ink and paint artist (as M.C. Gonzales)
Ric Gonzalez .... layout artist
Manny Gould .... animator
Joseph Gray .... assistant animator (as Joe Gray)
Milton Gray .... animator (as Milt Gray)
Joe Griffith .... background assistant (as Joseph Griffith)
Martha Harrison .... final checker
C. Hart .... ink and paint artist
Fred Hellmich .... animator
Renee Holt .... ink and paint artist (as R. Holt)
Marsha Hunt .... ink and paint artist (as M. Eshnauer)
Alex Ignatiev .... animator
Lew Irwin .... assistant animator (as Lou Irwin)
Volus Jones .... animator
Mark Karen .... assistant animator
Mark Kausler .... animator: fantasy animation
Lianna Kelley .... assistant animator
Chris Lane .... assistant animator
Bob Maxfield .... animator
M. Frann McCracken .... final checker (as Frann McCracken)
Fred McManus .... assistant animator
Conne Morgan .... ink and paint artist (as Connie Morgan)
Don Morgan .... layout artist (as D. Morgan)
Manuel Perez .... animator (as Manny Perez)
Barney Posner .... animator
Diane Proud .... ink and paint artist
Anna Lois Ray .... assistant animator (as Ann Ray)
Tom Ray .... animator
Else Rehme .... ink and paint artist (as Elsie Rehme)
Bob Revell .... animation checker (as Robert Revel)
Bob Richardson .... animator
Nelda Ridley .... ink and paint artist (as N. Ridley)
Sonja Ruta .... assistant animator (as Sonia Ruta)
Norm Rutherford .... assistant animator
Irene Sandberg .... ink and paint artist
Alan Shean .... layout artist (as Al Shean)
Ephrem Solis .... assistant animator
John Sparey .... layout artist
Irven Spence .... animator (as Irv Spence)
Grace Stanzell .... assistant animator
Nick Tafuri .... animator
Martin Taras .... animator
Robert Taylor .... animator
Robert Taylor .... layout artist
Dave Tendlar .... animator
Ira Turek .... background drawings
Bob Tyler .... assistant animator (as Robert Tyler)
Hetta Van Elk .... ink and paint artist
Lloyd Vaughan .... animator (as Lloyd Vaughn)
Carlo Vinci .... animator
John Vita .... background artist
Art Vitello .... assistant animator
John Walker .... animator (as J.E. Walker Sr.)
John Walker .... assistant animator
Gwen Wetzler .... assistant animator
Al Wilson .... layout artist
Ellie Zika .... color modeler (as Ellie Abranz)
Editorial Department
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Sharron Miller .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ed Bogas .... conductor
Ed Bogas .... music arranger
Ray Shanklin .... music arranger
Ray Shanklin .... music supervisor
Other crew
Juanita McClurg .... production coordinator
Wanda Mull .... production coordinator for director

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77 min | Argentina:79 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:14A | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Netherlands:18 (1973) | Norway:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (edited for re-rating) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18

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The album cover for the soundtrack to George and Ira Gershwin's legendary opera, "Porgy and Bess" hangs on the wall of Michael's bedroom.See more »
[first lines]
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 does it lead us? Where does it lead us? Tilt City, Pinball Alley. Blinkin' lights shot to Hell, fuck it all!
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Movie Connections:
Edited from The Gang's All Here (1943)See more »
Twist & ShoutSee more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, 30 March 2006
Author: haildevilman from Tokyo, Japan

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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