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Cool World (1992)

A comic strip femme fatale seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world.

Director:

Ralph Bakshi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Basinger ... Holli Would
Gabriel Byrne ... Jack Deebs
Brad Pitt ... Detective Frank Harris
Michele Abrams ... Jennifer Malley
Deirdre O'Connell ... Isabelle Malley
Janni Brenn Janni Brenn ... Agatha Rose Harris (as Janni Brenn-Lowen)
William Frankfather ... Cop
Greg Collins ... Cop
Maurice LaMarche ... Interrogator #2 / Mash / drunken bar patron / Dr. Vincent "Vegas Vinnie" Whiskers / Jack Deebs (super hero version) (voice)
Joey Camen ... Interrogator #1 / Slash / Holli's door (voice)
Michael David Lally ... Sparks (voice)
Carrie Hamilton ... Comic Bookstore Cashier
Stephen Worth Stephen Worth ... Bash (performance model) / Comic Store Patron
Murray Podwal Murray Podwal ... Store Patron
Jenine Jennings Jenine Jennings ... Holli Would / Lonette (performance model) / Craps Bunny (voice)
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Storyline

When cartoonist Jack Deebs was behind bars, he found escape by creating "Cool World", a cartoon series featuring a voluptuous femme fatale named Holli Would. But the cartoonist becomes a prisoner of his own fantasies when Holli transports Jack into Cool World with a scheme to seduce him and bring herself to life. A hard-boiled detective--the only other human in Cool World--cautions Jack with the law: Noids (humans) don't have sex with doodles (cartoons). However, the flesh proves weaker than ink as Holli takes human form in Las Vegas, staring in a trans-universal chase that threatens the destruction of both worlds. With a splashy combination of animation and live-action sequences, "Cool World" delivers the hottest action around. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There are two different worlds: The Real World and the Wacky, Animated World. Only one of them will survive. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cool World: Una rubia entre dos mundos See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,556,451, 12 July 1992

Gross USA:

$14,110,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,110,589
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (workprint)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ralph Bakshi was almost fired and sued by Frank Mancuso Jr. for punching him in the nose after he told him this film was being changed. See more »

Goofs

When Frank is examining the crime scene of Nails' 'murder', there is a chalk outline of Nail's body on the ground. However, Holli 'inked' Nails and sucked him into a fountain pen, so there would have been no body to draw an outline around. See more »

Quotes

Frank Harris: When your partner gets inked, you do something about it. He was your partner, so you do something.
Lonette: Well, I'm not buying it.
Frank Harris: How about a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
Lonette: Can't you use think about me for a minute, Frank? I mean, where does this leave me?
Frank Harris: What are you mad about?
Lonette: I'm mad because you talk about crossing and you don't even care how it makes me feel!
Frank Harris: I don't even care? How do you feel?
Lonette: Left out!
Frank Harris: You think I want to go back there? You think I want to go back?
Lonette: Now why wouldn't you ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

When shown on the sci-fi channel, the following scenes have been cut:
  • When sparks encounters doodle children in the alley he releases little coins with fangs that attacks them, they only show him say "I hate it when she meets guys without telling me".
  • While being chased by the popper police, Slash (the baby-like doodle) urinates on them: they only show the popper police get hit by the train
  • While waiting for the doodle telephone to get to Frank, Nails bites into his desk
  • The sex scene between Holli Would and Jack Deebs has been altered and some footage has been deleted
  • After Nails was "penned' by Holli, Frank encounters Sparks and knocks his french fries out of his hand, Sparks responded with "now you can buy me more fries, dick-head", but it was changed to "now you can buy me more fries pinhead"
  • At the end, Holli's "pencildick" remark is deleted.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Monkeybone (2009) See more »

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Written, Performed and Produced by Brian Eno
Brian Eno performs courtesy of Opel Records
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Loud and Obnoxious
21 February 2003 | by hausrathmanSee all my reviews

Gabriel Byrne plays a cartoonist who is sucked into an alternate reality where a cartoon character named Holly, Kim Basinger, thinks that having sex with a human is the key to entering the real world. . Not only is this loud and obnoxious film poorly-acted and badly-animated, it is also thoroughly incomprehensible. It tries to be another "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," but fails so miserably that the comparison shames it. This film really sucks. I can't think of a good thing to say about it.


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