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Hey Good Lookin' (1982)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Live-action footage was shot as part of Ralph Bakshi's original vision to have the film be a combination of live-action and animated characters (like Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)). The only animated characters were Vinnie, Rozzi, Crazy, and Eva. The rest of the cast were live action characters shot on live action sets. This version was finished in the late 1970s. When it was initially shown to Warner Brothers executives, they told Bakshi that they loved it. A week later, they told Bakshi that the idea of having live-action and animated characters in the same frame would never work, as it was too unbelievable. He was forced to throw out all the live action footage and reanimate it. Bakshi, having to pay himself, took five more years to complete it around other projects before its official release in 1982. See more »

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Solly: [after shooting at Crazy] I hate that lousy, no-good kid o' mine.
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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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