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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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Vinnie (voice)
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Crazy Shapiro (voice)
Jesse Welles ...
Eva (voice)
Tina Romanus ...
Rozzie (voice) (as Tina Bowman)
Danny Wells ...
Stomper (voice)
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Stomper (voice)
Tabi Cooper ...
Stomper (voice)
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Waitress (voice)
Shirley Jo Finney ...
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)
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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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Frank DeKova's last film. See more »

Quotes

Crazy Shapiro: Some nights I... I just feel like painting a picture.
Vinnie: Hey, Norman Rockwell - paint me a picture.
Crazy Shapiro: I didn't say I painted. I said I "felt like" like it.
Vinnie: Hey, there are over twenty million faggots in New York that "feel like it?" You wanna make it twenty million and one?
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Another look necessary
5 July 2007 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

When "Coonskin/Streetfight" caused a load of controversy and the technical specs caused difficulty, this one sat on a shelf for WAY too long.

And it may be Bakshi's best.

This was like "Heavy Traffic" but two decades earlier. Take away the 70's lingo and bring in the greasers. Ralph seems to be exorcising a rough past with his father here. Not for the first time either.

The best part of this film is the wrecking of the 50's myth. It wasn't all great economy and capitalism. The poor existed. Gangs ran rampant. And the races were at odds. This film points that out. And points again...

The autobiographical angle shows too. Both this and "Traffic" have the struggling artist character getting heat from all around him.

This was like a JD flick but VERY serious. Getting lost in that shuffle was the worst thing that could happen to it.

Go see it.


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