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For Pete's Sake (1974)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Kasabian, the Dispatcher
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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)  »

Also Known As:

July Pork Bellies  »

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The short haircut of Barbra Streisand in this film was actually a wig that had been styled by her then boyfriend and hair-stylist on this film Jon Peters. See more »


When Barbra Streisand is being chased in the subway she goes from Borough Hall to Clark Street on the LL train. The LL runs on 14th Street in Manhattan to Canarsie in Brooklyn and does not have Borough Hall or Clark Street on its route. See more »


Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: Hello? This is Henrietta Robbins, your cousin from Brooklyn... Wait, don't hang up. Pork bellies went up, everything's terrific. Pete bought my contract from Rocky and we still have plenty left. We only have one problem, and you living in Texas, we thought you might be interested. How'd you like to buy some hot cows? Hello?... Hello?...
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »


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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What's Up, Pete?
4 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Struggling financially, a young couple needs quick cash to invest in pork bellies, prompting the wife to concoct a series of wild schemes to raise the cash. This is basically a vehicle for Streisand to engage in some zaniness, trying to duplicate the success of "What's Up, Doc?" a couple of years earlier. Unlike the latter film, however, this one does not have a particularly inspired script. Babs tries hard, but is unable to raise the material beyond a level of mild amusement. To pay off loan sharks, she goes through a series of jobs, including prostitution (taken rather lightly), each meant to setup hilarious situations but the payoff isn't there.

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