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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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Cool World is such a dangerous place to be in. 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

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (workprint)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Ralph Bakshi's original script, Holli Would was named Debbie Dallas, after the porn film Debbie Does Dallas (1978). 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

Jack Deebs: What are you doing here, Harris?
Frank Harris: I'm taking you and the bimbo back.
Jack Deebs: What are you gonna do, shoot me? Why don't you shoot me, God damn it? Shoot me, Harris!
Frank Harris: Don't push me! Don't push me! You just couldn't take a piece of good advice, could you? No, Jack, you had to listen to your Johnson.
Jack Deebs: I've had enough of you, Harris! I've had enough of you, God damn it!
Frank Harris: You've had enough of me? You've had enough of me, you piece of shit? You screwed us all for a piece of ass? And you've had enough of me? ...
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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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Connections

References The Skeleton Dance (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Sex on Wheelz
by Marston Daley (as Buzz McCoy) and Frank Nardiello (as Groovie Mann)
Performed by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
Courtesy of Interscope Records
by arrangement with Wax Trax Records, Inc.
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A mixed bag, but imaginative.
4 April 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

A mixed bag, to be sure, but not (at least in my opinion) the disaster that's widely believed to be. The story may be weak and the technology sometimes flawed, but there is one thing you can't accuse Ralph Bakshi of, and that is a shortage of imagination and creativity. The screen is filled with mostly enjoyable throwaway characters and gags, and even though the film keeps changing tones rapidly (from "slapsticky" to erotic to sad), it doesn't lose your attention. Neither does Kim Basinger, at her most gorgeous here. (**1/2)


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