American Pop
American Pop
Directed By Ralph Bakshi
Written By Ronni Kern
Cast Ron Thompson, Jeffrey Lippa, Lisa Jane Persky, Marya Small
Produced By Martin Ransohoff, Ralph Bakshi
Film Editing By David Ramirez
Music By Lee Holdridge

United States


English, Hebrew, Russian, Yiddish

Release Date

February 13, 1981


96 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Columbia Pictures

Gross $6,000,000



  • Ron Thompson as Tony Belinksy / Pete Belinksy
  • Lisa Jane Persky as Bella
  • Jeffrey Lippa as Zalmie Belinksy
  • Richard Singer as Benny Belinksy
  • Jerry Holland as Louie
  • Marya Small as Frankie Hart
  • Hilary Beane as Showgirl
  • Robert Beecher as Hobo No. 2
  • Gene Borkan as Izzy
  • Beatrice Colen as Prostitute
  • Frank Dekova as Crisco
  • Ben Frommer as Nicky Palumbo
  • Roz Kelly as Eva Tanguay
  • Amy Levitt as Nancy
  • Richard Moll as Poet
  • Elsa Raven as Hannele
  • Vincent Schiavelli as Theatre Owner
  • Leonard Stone as Leo
  • Eric Taslitz as Little Pete
  • Lynda Wiesmeier as The Blonde



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