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Pocket Money (1972)

PG  |   |  Western, Comedy  |  1 February 1972 (USA)
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Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy gets mixed up in some shady dealings with a crooked rancher.

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Jim Kane
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Leonard
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Bill Garrett
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Stretch Russell
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Juan
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Adelita
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Ex-Wife
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Chavarin (as Gregg Sierra)
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American Prisoner
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Storyline

Jim Kane is a loser cowboy in Nogales, Arizona.He has more good nature than good sense and often takes jack-of-all-trades jobs. His bank loans are jeopardized when his latest horse purchase is a bust. His horses are quarantined with STD. Jim is broke. The local hotel clerk sympathetic about his situation lets him live in the hotel maid's room for free. His ex-wife goes gentle on him when he cannot make the alimony payments. Jim turns down his uncle's offer of a job but accepts a deal to buy cattle in Mexico for a shady businessman who has a bad reputation. Jim travels to Mexico where he teams up with another loser, an old friend by the name of Leonard, who moved to Mexico in order to pursue one of his many failed get-rich-quick schemes. The two amigos set out to buy Mexican cattle from various local ranchers but they experience difficulties and soon run into trouble. Written by nufs68

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The two most memorable characters the West can never forget!

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Western | Comedy

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1 February 1972 (USA)  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

One of Paul Newman's demands is that he gets to spend an hour each morning on location in a sauna. That is why his character in the film uses the shower steam to create a sauna early in the story. See more »

Quotes

Leonard: It ain't easy down here, Jim. You got to fight tooth and nail.
Jim Kane: I'll fight
[fidgets]
Jim Kane: , I just don't wanna fight here.
[slaps the money into Leonard's hand]
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Pocket Money
Written and Performed by Carole King
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User Reviews

 
Amiable movie that goes nowhere, but gets there slowly,,,,
16 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I looked forward to this movie because it was Newman and Marvin, which could have been an interesting teaming given the right material.This, it turned out, was not the right material. This is a film in which not much happens, and to fill in the gaps we have a traditional jazz score which is inappropriate, shall we say, for a story about cattle-buyers in Mexico. At the same time, the two stars are given roles too quiet and pleasant (and in Newmans case too dumb) to be interesting. I recall when I first saw It I tired long before the end. Now, reseeing it on video, I stopped it just before the end to come and write this. As a Marvin-lover, the film is a major disappointment.


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