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Henrietta Robins works out of her home and her husband Pete drives a cab to try to support her. When Pete gets a tip from one of his fellow drivers that a deal will be made by the Americans... See full summary »

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Henrietta Robins works out of her home and her husband Pete drives a cab to try to support her. When Pete gets a tip from one of his fellow drivers that a deal will be made by the Americans and the Soviets over pork bellies, he decides to invest in the market, but needs to $3000 to invest. Henrietta then goes to extreme lengths to get the money by dealing with first a loan shark, then a madame, then the mob and finally cattle rustlers. All this in the name of love. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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13 September 1974 (Sweden)  »

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July Pork Bellies  »

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Trivia

Barbra Streisand met longtime romantic partner Jon Peters on this film; he was the production's hairdresser and made and styled the wigs she used for this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Pete pulls Henry into the bathtub with him after the awful family dinner, it is clear that he is wearing briefs. See more »

Quotes

Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: Hello... This is your cousin Henrietta Robbins from Brooklyn... My mother was married to your uncle on your fathers side... Yeah... Everyone says how well you're doing up there in Dallas; and I just called to wish you continued success. We're all so proud of you. Really, it's thrilling... Well, to me it's thrilling. You're thrilling... I've never done anything. It's my husband whose really something. He's always in the centre of things you know. He recently came across a wonderful business ...
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Referenced in The Nanny: Ode to Barbra Joan (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

For Pete's Sake (Don't Let Him Down)
Music by Artie Butler
Lyrics by Mark Lindsay
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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One of Bab's Funniest
18 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest comedies that Barbara Streisand ever made. To me this is an updated version of "I Love Lucy" only updated to fit the 1970's. Also, the assortment of mobsters, madames and underworld types makes this film even more funny. Also, Estelle Parsons role as Pete's bitchy sister in law is a scream. Too bad Henrietta didn't just pop her one.


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