Cool and the Crazy
Writer: Ralph Bakshi
Director: Ralph Bakshi
Release: September 16, 1994
Tagline(s):Young… Beautiful… Deadly.
“You have to live before you die……..”
Producer(s): Lou Arkoff, Debra Hill, Willie Kutner
Associate Producer: Amy Grauman Danziger
Stars/Actors: Jennifer Blanc, Matthew Flint, Jared Leto, Alicia Silverstone, Bradford Tatum, Christine Harnos
Music by: Hummie Mann
Production Company: American International Pictures (AIP)
Genre(s): Drama, Action, Thriller, TV Movie
Runtime: 84 minutes
Synopsis: Unhappily married couple Roslyn and Michael lead separate affairs that lead to violent repercussions for all.
Declassified by Agent Palmer: Rotospective: Cool and the Crazy is almost a live-action Hey Good Lookin’ about Fidelity and Freedom
Quotes and Lines
Joannie: Come on, come on. This is serious. This is our lives, not some dress rehearsal. I’m tired of being some slave. I spent my whole life watching my mother cook and clean, never leave the house, never leave the valley. She died looking a hundred. She was only 45. She started out just like us – love in Hollywood High. Next thing you know, there’s no money, no love, nothing. She raised all of us. So what? She broke her ass like a Mexican maid, and maybe every two weeks, she’d scrape together a few pennies for a hair set and wash, reading her Hollywood magazines for her high on Hollywood boulevard next to the studios. Big deal.
Roslyn: You’re having an affair, aren’t you?
Joannie: We have to live before we die. We’re kids playing mothers to kids… and that includes our so-called husbands.
“Just because you sleep with a guy once, doesn’t mean it’s the first course to marriage.” – Lorraine
“You’re part of hidden America, that’s lost for ideas, yet is still trying to find out where it’s at but is still holding on to old comfortable ways of American macho madness forged in Iwo Jima.” – Jack
Michael: Well, maybe I’ll come and visit you one day… if you promise me that you won’t play that record.
Lorraine: You don’t like Chet Baker?
Michael: I don’t understand it. It has no beat. I mean, how do you dance to it?
Lorraine: Try listening to the feelings, Michael.
“This is our lives not a dress rehearsal.” – Joannie
“Women are dumb. Dumber than corn.” – Joey
“You’ve got these rules, Michael… but whose rules are they? Whose dream are you buying into? You’ve been angry for so long you don’t even know it. We’re all scared… but somehow we don’t believe that babies, TV sets, two-car garages, and McCarthy are going to make us happy. You think Roslyn did something wrong. Maybe in your world she did, but in our world she’s just fighting for some sort of freedom – freedom from slavery she can’t even explain. Don’t you see, Michael? Life is not wall-to-wall carpeting with half down and the rest of your life to pay. You and I had a good time, some tenderness… but you can’t even enjoy it because somewhere in your mind it was dirty… un-American. Figure out what you want, Michael. I’m not sure time is on your side.” – Lorraine
“What a bunch of saps we are.” – Michael