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Heavy Traffic


1973       Directed by Ralph Bakshi

The picture opens showing a pinball machine in close-up and, as one watches the steel ball bounce off the obstacles propelled by the plunger under the guidance of a hand as inexorable as fate, one can't help but compare the action to life where - for the most part - we are propelled and compelled by forces beyond our control. It is very early in the morning, Angelo Corleone, the father and a troubled labor leader, is struggling on the seat of his car with Molly, his girlfriend of long standing. She is trying to ravish him! During the scramble he loses his trousers and runs in embarrassment for the house. Ida Corleone, the mother, knows of Angie's pecadubs and has made up her mind to kill him.
As Angie cautiously enters the apartment, interrupting Ida's candlelit prayers, she suddenly turns and hits him over the head with a frying pan - knocking him cold. She drags his prone body to the oven, in the kitchen nearby, pushes his head in and turns on

the gas. She then calmly seats herself and turns on a love story on television.
Fortunately, for him, the hiss of escaping gas awakens Angie who runs to his son Michael's room to tell him the story. Michael, with supreme concentration has been at his drawing board, undisturbed by the entire fracas. Being confronted by two angry parents, with two at-odds points of view, Michael, who is given to fantasizing, can only dream of finding his ideal girl and escaping all this. His uncle Jerry, a clothing manufacturer, has promised him a job at his California outlet.
To avoid the scene of the bickering, Michael makes his way to the roof, the only playground for many New York youngsters. There he encounters the half-crazy black custodian of the ramshackle tenement who trys to' get him to join in smoking a stick of marijuana. Turning from this temptation, he encounters two of the neighborhood gang enjoy-
ing sex with Rosalyn Schecter, the neighborhood tramp.
Michael is invited - even dared - to join in. He has never been with a woman but the protection of his manly honor makes him accept the dare. During his clumsy attempts to take advantage of this sexual opportunity, he accidentally knocks Rosalyn off the roof. Her fall is broken as she becomes entangled with some of the myriad clothesline New York tenements are noted for and just dangles there - sans clothing - over the street.
Michael, grabbing his fallen trousers, runs out of the building and into the subway heading for his uncle's place in the garment district. He arrives at his uncle's place but the garment tycoon really doesn't have time for him as he is preparing a show for buyers. Michael, confused by the fantasies caused by the half-clad models around him finally leaves.
In another scene we see the bar downstairs under the Corleone family's apartment. This typical small, smoke-filled room is presided over by the beautiful, black barmaid Carole - one of the objects of Michael's dreams. The bar is peopled with typical neighborhood characters. Outstanding among these is the bouncer Shorty, who has no legs and whose only means of locomotion is a skate board.
There is also Snowflake, a queen in drag, who is making up to a truck driver she has picked up. The driver is unaware that he is with a man.
The truck driver discovers the true identity of his companion and starts an altercation in the bar. Shorty throws him into the street. In a beef over the happenings with Mario, owner of the bar, Carole quits.
Michael, knowing that Carole is jobless and friendless offers to let her share his room but she turns him down cold. Later there is a knock on the door. He opens it to find Carole, who after a series
of misadventures in job hunting, has changed her mind. Carole wastes no time in preparing for bed. Michael, confronted for the first time by the "real thing," faints dead away. With a shrug, Carole climbs into bed and promptly goes to sleep.
The next morning early Angie is down on the docks with Molly and a fat hooker named Rosa whom he wants to hire for Michael's sex education. The dock workers are on strike and Angie has brought the girls along to see how he operates in strike breaking. He is also pleasantly surprised to find that the Godfather is on hand personally, to see what happens in getting his olive oil unloaded.
When Angie fails in his attempts and suggests that he bring in some black workers to unload the olive-oil ship, the Godfather and his hoods become angered and take-off - burning rubber.
Angie then decides to go home and carry out his project with Michael and Rosa. Their arrival at the house causes consternation between Angie, Ida, Michael and the giggling girls. During all the commotion, Carole walks out of the bathroom and pandemonium really reigns. As an end result Michael and his black girl are evicted. Angie, in a rage gets a contract out on Carole with Shorty, who has been searching for them anyway planning to kill both of them.
Michael and Carole, now that they have decided they want to be together, look around for ways to make a living. She suggests that he try to get his cartoon work syndicated and meanwhile she plans to augment their income by performing the New York street hustles and con games she knows so well. Shorty eventually catches the unfortunate couple and, in the ensuing altercation, Michael is shot in the head - the animation ends.
In final live action-on a happier note-Michael and Carole meet in the park and go forward, facing life together.


CREDITS





Producer ............................... STEVE KRANTZ
Written and Directed by ......................... RALPH BAKSHI
Cinematography .......................... TED C. BEMILLER, GREGG HESCHONG
Film Editing ............................. DONALD W. ERNST, A.C.E.

Layout ...............................
JOHN SPAREY, RIC GONZALEZ,
ROBERT TAYLOR, D. MORGAN, AL SHEAN and AL WILSON

Background Photography ........................ JOHN VITA and RALPH BAKSHI
Backgrounds Drawn by ............................ IRA TUREK
Background Artists ............................... JOHN VITA and BILL BUTLER
Background Assisting ...................... MAU GOLDEN and JOSEPH GRIFFITH
Fantasy Animation ............................... MARK KAUSLER

Animators
BOB BRANSFORD, ED DE MA111A, MILT GRAY, VOLUS JONES, BOB MAXFIELD, MANNY PEREZ, TOM RAY, LLOYD VAUGHN,
CARLO VINCI, J. E. WALKER SR., BOB BEMILLER, IRV SPENCE, MANNY GOULD, BARNEY POSNER, FRED HELIMICH, NICK TAFURI, MARTIN TARAS,
DAVE TENDLAR and ALEX IGNATIEV

Original Score Composed and Arranged by ................ RAY SHANKLIN and ED BOGAS

Samuel Z. Arkoff
presents
A Steve Krantz Production

Rating: X

Running time: 76 minutes

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Color by DeLUXE


CAST
Michael ............................... JOSEPH KAUFMAN
Carole ............................... BEVERLY HOPE ATKINSON
Angie ............................... FRANK DE KOVA
Ida ............................... TERRI HAVEN
Molly ............................... MARY DEAN LAURIA
Rosalyn ............................... JACQUELINE MILLS
Rosa ............................... LILLIAN ADAMS

Also featuring the voices of
JIM BATES,
JAMIE FARR,
ROBERT EASTON,
CHARLES GORDONE,
MICHAEL BRANDON,
MORTON LEWIS,
BILL STRIGOLIS,
JAY LAWRENCE,
LEE WEAVER,
PHYLLIS THOMPSON,
KIM HAMILTON,
CAROL GRAHAM,
CANDY CANDIDO,
HELENE WINSTON,
WILLIAM KEENE,
PETER HOBBS
and JOHN BLEIFER

Characters created by ............................... RALPH BAKSHI

An American Internationl Release
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