Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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  • Robert Zemeckis


  • Bob Hoskins
  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Joanna Cassidy

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

A hit with critics and audiences alike, director Robert Zemeckis's 1988 film broke new ground with its seamless mix of live action and animation wizardry. Based on classic LA private eye movies, Who Framed Roger Rabbit takes place in 1947 Hollywood, where down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) is hired by cartoon producer R.K. Maroon (Alan Tilvern) to investigate an adultery scandal involving Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), the sultry wife of Maroon's biggest star, Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer). But when Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), Jessica's alleged paramour and the owner of Toontown, is found murdered, the villainous Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) vows to catch and destroy Roger. In addition to intermingling cartoon characters with live actors and locations, Roger Rabbit also unites the greatest array of cartoon stars in the history of motion pictures, including Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker, Tweety Bird, and more.

Past Programs


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Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA