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Cool and the Crazy (1994)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Action, Thriller  |  16 September 1994 (USA)
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Unhappily married couple Roslyn and Michael lead separate affairs that lead to violent repercussions for all.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joannie
Matthew Flint ...
Joey
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Michael
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Roslyn
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Frankie
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Lorraine
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Brenda
Christian Frizzell ...
Bobby
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Crazy
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The Greek
Marianne Bergonzi ...
Louise
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Jack
Rick Singer ...
Neal (as Richard Singer)
Joseph G. Medalis ...
Mr. Wales
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Girl (as Catherine Nagan)
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Storyline

Michael and Roslyn are high school sweethearts who are now married with children in their early 20's. Roslyn's friend, Joannie, convinces her to have an affair with bad boy Joey. Joey is a very bad boy. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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"You have to live before you die........" See more »

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Drama | Action | Thriller

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Rated R for sexuality, language, violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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16 September 1994 (USA)  »

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When I Catch Her I'll Kill Her  »

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Ralph Bakshi wrote the screenplay before he became famous with the intention to produce it as his first feature film. It was originally titled "When I Catch Her I'll Kill Her." The studio Bakshi approached found the material to be "too hot." According to Bakshi, "A story about women cheating on their husband was too far out at that time for some reason." Years later, Bakshi handed in the same script, with a few changes, and it was approved by the studio that eventually produced the film. See more »

Quotes

Joannie: [to Roslyn] No nooky again, huh?
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Edited into Rebel Highway: Cool and the Crazy (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Express Yourself Back Home
Written by Dave Antrell
Published by Autopower Music / Stethoscope Music (BMI) /
Administered by Bug
Performed by Rudy West and The Five Keys
Courtesy of Classic Artists Recordings
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"90210" meets "Rebel Without a Cause"
24 August 2001 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

I never saw "Beverly Hills 90210," but I did see "Rebel Without a Cause". It's possible that this film could be a hybrid of both with its "who's going to sack up with whom" dramatics, as well as the occasional flashes of gang violence and car chases. This story, however, is set in the '50s.

Alicia Silverstone and Jared Leto were high-school-sweethearts-turned-young marrieds-with-an-unplanned-child couple who struggle to find themselves amid a marriage gone sour. Alicia is cheating on Jared with bad-boy Joey (Matthew Flint, in a loud, obnoxious performance), so Jared decides to get even.

The film's jazz soundtrack adds some ambience to the film, and the seedy look of L.A. during the fifties is OK, but on the whole, "The Cool and the Crazy" is mainly for fans of the stars. Ralph Bakshi might want to stick to his cartoons from now on...


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