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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)
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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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Trivia

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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Vinnie: Hey, good lookin... you made it.
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Referenced in Wizards: Ralph Bakshi - The Wizard of Animation (2004) 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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