Heavy Traffic [Special Edition] [Blu-ray] [1973]

  • SKU: 21328727
  • Release Date: 07/16/2013
  • Rating: R

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    Heavy Traffic
    Heavy Traffic represents a follow-up to animator Ralph Bakshi's first feature film, Fritz the Cat (1972). The central character is Michael, the ingenuous son of an Italian father and Jewish mother. An aspiring cartoonist, Michael leaves home in a huff and outrages his family by conducting an affair with an African-American woman. Heavy Traffic was originally intended to be a cartoon adaptation of Hubert Selby's notorious novel Last Exit to Brooklyn, but negotiations fell through, and Bakshi was obliged to cook up a similar but not identical "mean streets" plotline. (Last Exit to Brooklyn was made as a live-action film in 1989.) ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Joseph Kaufmann - Michael
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      Beverly Hope Atkinson - Carole
    • Robert Easton
      Robert Easton
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      Lillian Adams - Rosa
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      Morton Lewis

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bakshi Classic

      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Ralph Bakshi will never quite be a household name like Walt Disney or have characters as famous as Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck but he put out gritty animated parodies for adults. Films that don't shirk their idea of art or pop culture. This film like 'Fritz the Cat' and 'Coonskin' is a product of it's time. Bakshi tried to make a point with his films. usually with caricatures and pop culture references of that time that might not make any sense to people today. This film is about two people from different places in their lives trying to find what most people want, love, acceptance and a sense of well being through the darkness in life. This film really has that urban feel of it's time and the animation is probably considered outdated and even crude by today's standards but it is still relevant and should be looked at as the time piece it is.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      it was good

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      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      I liked it a lot and enjoyed it, worth my money and time

      I would recommend this to a friend

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