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Cool World (1992)

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

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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 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}

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Holli Would if she could ...and she will See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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)

Gross USA:

$14,110,600
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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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 Jack and Holli are about to have sex, Jack can be heard moaning. But in an up-close shot where Holli gets on top of him, his mouth doesn't move at all. See more »

Quotes

Frank Harris: Noids do not have sex with doodles. Right? Noids do no have sex with doodles! It's the oldest law in Cool World. I've never had to enforce it. You cross that line, I'll slap you around and make you piss like a puppy.
[Deebs and Harris watch Holli Would dance]
Frank Harris: Jack, you think she's got a thing for you, don't you? That's sweet. But don't flatter yourself. She's a waste of ink. Truth is she's been after me and every other noid who's come though here. It's just that no one's been insane enough to ...
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References Annie (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Her Sassy Kiss
by Marston Daley (as Buzz McCoy)
Performed by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult performs courtesy of Interscope Records
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Roger Rabbits poorer, insane cousin
4 January 2002 | by sunewattsSee all my reviews

'Cool World' has the Ralph Bakshi touch which Robert Crumb described as 'everything this guy does comes out kinda half-baked'. There's a bunch of good animation as well as some less proficient work thrown into what was supposed to be a darker, sleazier Roger Rabbit movie. 'Cool World' is a complete shambles - but you get a good laugh towards the end of the film where the production must have run out of money: A 'transformation' effect is shown by rapidly turning the lights on and off inside a house. How's that for a Special FX. A point to note is that the film stars a young Brad Pitt (trying to work out where the hell the animated characters are going to be placed) and Kim Basinger (not looking at all her best in the poor lighting).


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