Unhappily married couple Roslyn and Michael lead separate affairs that lead to violent repercussions for all.




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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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When I Catch Her I'll Kill Her  »

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The first, and to date, only feature-length live-action, non-rotoscoped film directed by Ralph Bakshi. See more »


Michael: [after seeing her sniff a line of cocaine] What kind of dinner is that?
Lorraine: Expensive.
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Baby Please Don't Stop
Written by Dave Antrell
Published by Autopower Music / Stethoscope Music (BMI) /
Administered by Bug
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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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