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Pocket Money (1972)

 -  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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Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy gets mixed up in some shady dealings with a crooked rancher.

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The two most memorable characters the West can never forget!

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Western | Comedy

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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 »

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Jim Kane: You just can't buy back a bad impression.
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Pocket Money
Written and Performed by Carole King
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A Joyful Look At Life's Struggles
17 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Pocket Money is a very good and subtle comedy about an ordinary person (Newman) trying hard not to be conned by shady businessmen (played by Strother Martin and Wayne Rogers). Those viewers who are looking for exciting thrills and heroic deeds from the lead characters in such films are missing the point - which seems to be the case with most of the earlier reviews of this film on IMDb.

The storyline makes it clear from the start that Newman's character is a hard working modern cowboy trying to make ends meet despite not being blessed with the most sharpest of brains. As a study of such an everyman character, Newman's performance is (in my view) superb. Marvin's performance on the other hand is a little subdued and below par, but still there is a good chemistry between him and Newman in some scenes. The only disappointing aspect of this film is the ending, which seems to leave the story unnecessarily incomplete. However, overall, I would rate this a very good production of an off-beat story.


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