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Hey Good Lookin' is an animated film by Ralph Bakshi that was released in 1982. Originally planned as a live-action/animated movie, it was later changed to a fully animated film. It has been said that its original live-action/animated setting is still around but may be hard to find. A soundtrack of the film was released around 2006.

Hey Good Lookin' provides these tropes:

  • Abusive Parents:
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Crazy Shapiro, his father, Rozzie and her father
  • Bare Your Midriff: Rozzie.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • Roz may be a sweet girl but is also strong-willed and she knows how to throw a punch.
    • Crazy is a loyal friend but he does live up to his name.
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  • Big Beautiful Woman: Eva.
  • Big Eater: Eva.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Crazy and most of the Stompers were killed during a gang war. Though Vinnie returned after his self-imposed exile, Roz—now a broken woman—still has bitterness towards him even if Vinnie is willing to mend their relations. However, Vinny decides that the way to be a man is to stay by her side through thick and thin. The two loves are reunited.
  • Broken Bird: Rozzie didn't fare well after Vinnie's assumed death but actually leaving town after the rumble. As a result, She became an overweight lonely woman living in an unhappy marriage in 1980's.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Crazy Shapiro, who lives up to his name to the point of being well-nigh Axe-Crazy.
  • Deconstruction: Of 1950s nostalgia, whether people think the 1950s were really just like Happy Days or Grease or whatever. The "cool" main character is a Dirty Coward, he and his girlfriend aren't really in love, his Plucky Comic Relief sidekick is mentally disturbed, he and his gang are not True Companions, etc.
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  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: In true Bakshi fashion, there's a lot of racial inequality depicted throughout the film. For example, the beach that Vinnie and Crazy go to about mid-way through is segregated.
  • Dirty Coward: Vinny constantly goggles at Rozzie and grops her any chance he gets. He also chickened out during the rumble even after he got the rest of the Stompers involved. Justified though as he did want to fight it because he wanted to fight for Rozzie.
  • Disney Acid Sequence: A view through Crazy's eyes gives us one of these during his final descent into utter lunacy.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Vinnie, despite being the "cool" main character and leader of the Stompers, is actually a huge coward who skips town rather than help his gang in the fight against their rivals, despite being the one who got them into it in the first place.
  • Framing Device: The plot is a story being told by an older man to a middle-aged woman, in reality Vinnie and Roz 30 years later.
  • Greaser Delinquents: Vinny and his gang, complete with black leather jackets.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: The Stompers all wear black motorcycle jackets with "Stompers" painted on the back.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Rozzie has this, combined with a big butt.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Vinny
  • Ms. Fanservice: Rozzie, big time. Look at the trope above and add that with the fact that her large breasts that constantly get groped and harassed throughout the course of the movie.
  • Offing the Offspring: Crazy's father, Solly, a violent corrupt cop, constantly tries to kill him.
  • Nice Girl: Rossie and Eva.
  • No Indoor Voice: Rozzie's father.
  • Rotoscoping: Some parts of the film have this, and it isn't hard to tell, either.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: The film started out as this, but was later reworked as an animated feature, although certain parts of the film have the animated characters over live-action backgrounds.
  • Shout-Out: A certain part of the film has animated characters doing Wild Take reactions, that look very familiar.
  • Taking You with Me: During the climax, Crazy jumps off a rooftop and lands on Solly, who is about to kill Vinnie, killing both himself and his father.
  • Torture Always Works: Subverted, in that while Solly does manage to beat an answer out of his son Crazy, the boy lies to take the heat off himself and fingers Vinnie for murdering the rival gang's members as part of telling him what he wants to hear.
  • Unusual Euphemism: In one scene, Crazy comes up with a remarkable number of burger-related metaphors for what he's doing as he gets frisky with Rozzie's friend Eva.


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