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Hey Good Lookin' (1982)

An outrageous, affectionate look at coming of age in the Eisenhower era in Brooklyn.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinnie (voice)
Crazy Shapiro (voice)
Jesse Welles ...
Eva (voice)
Tina Romanus ...
Rozzie (voice) (as Tina Bowman)
Danny Wells ...
Stomper (voice)
Stomper (voice)
Tabi Cooper ...
Stomper (voice)
Waitress (voice)
Chaplin (voice)
Martin Garner ...
Yonkel (voice)
Terry Haven ...
Alice (voice)
Allen Joseph ...
Max (voice)
Bernie Massa ...
Stomper (voice)
Gelsa Palao ...
Stomper (voice)
Paul Roman ...
Stomper (voice)


A middle-aged woman meets a strange man on the streets at night who shows her the remains of a leather jacket. He takes her back to Brooklyn of 1953, and tells her about Vinnie, his gang, the Stompers, his girl Roz, his friend Crazy Shapiro, and the all-out rumble with the black rival gang, the Chaplins. Written by MakoNagavatsky

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Ralph Bakshi, creator of "Fritz the Cat" and "Heavy Traffic" brings you the outrageous '50s the way they really were.


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1 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Frank DeKova's last film. See more »


Vinnie: Hey, good lookin... you made it.
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Spoofs Swing Shift Cinderella (1945) See more »

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One of Bakshi's Best!

Having first seen "Hey Good Lookin'" at the movies in 1982, the year I was seventeen, I have always considered this a film that connects me directly to my past. I was involved with my first "real" girlfriend at the time, and this is one of the first films that we saw together. That aside, having seen this movie countless times since then I have been struck by it's completeness, and excellence as a film. Bakshi's only film that featured a completely original, and brilliant, musical soundtrack, "Hey Good Lookin'" gives a good look into what it meant to be a guy growing up in 1950's Brooklyn and the role you needed to play in order to get respect, get along with your friends, and what was necessary to get the girl. From the leather motorcycle jackets, the slicked back DA's and the rumbles, Ralph Bakshi gives us a window into which we might look into a past where male / female roles were clearly defined, and a man could still be a man. Oh yeah... and the animation is PHENOMENAL as well. This is one of Bakshi's best!

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