Hey Good Lookin' (1982)
Directed by Ralph Bakshi
Voices: Richard Romanus, David Proval, Philip Michael Thomas, Tina Romanus
"Crazy is the last of the mohicans...a true savage."
A nostalgic slice of apple pie that looks at the less innocent aspects of growing up in 1950's America. This is not Happy Days. The animation style is exaggerated, grotesque, and fantastical. Another brilliant work in the catalog of Ralph Bakshi.
Ultra cool Vinnie, with his right hand man Crazy Shapiro never far from his side, is the leader of the Brooklyn Stompers. Reluctantly, Vinnie pits his gang against Boogaloo Jones and the Black Chaplains, leading to tragedy.
This film is unusual from the very start, opening with a religious discussion between a garbage can and a pile of refuse. This is just one of a series of genius fantasy elements woven into the plot. Filled to the brim with profanity, sex, violence, and racism, the action is underlined by a terrific original music score of 50's style tunes. The soundtrack is so popular that it was recently released on CD and is for sale now on CD Baby.
Bakshi has fashioned another real treat for adult animation fans. Innovative and entertaining.