Based on a series of comics by underground cartoonist Robert Crumb, this X-rated animated film brings a cynical eye to the idealism of the 1960s. Its a world where black people are crows, cops are pigs, rabbis are lions, and cats like New York University student Fritz (voiced by Skip Hinnant) are substituted for guilt-ridden white guys who want to be poets but mainly smoke pot and engage in group sex. After a drug bust by a couple of bumbling pigs makes him an outlaw, Fritz sets fire to his NYU dorm and hits the road in search of self-discovery. The crazy cat steals a car, starts a race riot in Harlem, and ends up stuck outside San Francisco with a group of sadistic revolutionaries led by a junkie biker rabbit. Through it all Fritzs pot-addled self-righteousness gradually gives way to a deeper understanding of life, but perhaps too late to extract himself from a terrorist plot. FRITZ THE CAT was director Ralph Bakshis first feature, and it carries many of his future themes ultrableak urban landscapes, cynically guarded idealism, grotesque sexuality, and raucously over-the-top moments of violence.
Release Date: 27 March 2006
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Running Time: 155 minutes
Production Year: 1972
Main Language: English