6.6/10
1,532
18 user 12 critic

For Pete's Sake (1974)

Trailer
2:53 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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 »

Director:

Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Can a bickering odd couple in Manhattan become friends and maybe more? Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Robert Klein
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Barbra Streisand, David Selby, Ariane Heller
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking to please her fiancé, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart
Funny Lady (1975)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Story of singer Fanny Brice's stormy relationship with showman Billy Rose.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Zieff
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Tramont
Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Diane Ladd
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn
Nuts (1987)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

Director: Frank Pierson
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey
Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.

Director: Gene Kelly
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford
Yentl (1983)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Director: Barbra Streisand
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
William Redfield ...
...
Nick Kasabian, the Dispatcher
...
Judge Hiller
Richard Ward ...
Bernie
Ed Bakey ...
Angelo
Peter Mamakos ...
Dominic
Vivian Bonnell ...
...
Mr. Coates (as Joe Maher)
...
Telephone Lady
Jack Hollander ...
Loanshark
Gary Pagett ...
Assistant Bank Manager
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Zany Barbra!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

July Pork Bellies  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The nick-name of Henrietta Robbins (Barbra Streisand) was "Henry". See more »

Goofs

While Henrietta and her husband's sister-in-law are arguing on the porch, a white car parked curbside up the street appears and disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Dominic: The package! What happened to the package!
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: Don't worry about the package. I didn't lose it.
Angelo: Run!
Dominic: Run!
Angelo: Run!
See more »

Connections

Remade as Aap Ki Khatir (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

For Pete's Sake (Don't Let Him Down)
Music by Artie Butler
Lyrics by Mark Lindsay
Performed by Barbra Streisand
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Barbra Stocks Pork
28 March 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Bubbly Brooklyn housewife Barbra Streisand (as Henrietta "Henry" Robbins) can't seem to make ends meet. Eating over her head, Ms. Streisand must return food to grocery clerk Vincent Schiavelli, saying, "You take the fruit loops, you'll love 'em!" She argues with Ma Bell about a call to Yugoslavia, telling telephone lady Anne Ramsey to, "Stick that in your computer!" And, Streisand has to pay sharp-tongued, self-described "colored" maid Vivian Bonnell (as Loretta), who never seems to do much of anything.

Streisand's attractive husband Michael Sarrazin (as Pete Robbins) works as a cab driver while taking college classes three nights a week. They have time for an active sex life, much to the dismay of acid-tongued Estelle Parsons (as Helen), wife of wealthy brother William Redfield (as Fred). Streisand decides to make extra money by buying stock in "pork bellies" - but, short on investment money, she borrows from a loan shark. Unable to pay her debt, Streisand is forced into prostitution and other unsavory activities.

Adequately done by director Peter Yates and the then top female "Box Office" star (since 1972) in the nation - but, Streisand's character seems neither to be prostitute material, nor someone who would be so inclined. There are easier ways for this ball of energy and charisma to make a buck in New York City. And, long stretches in this comedy feature nothing particularly funny. Streisand gets good support from Sarrazin (watch those hands on rear) and the above, plus elderly "Madame" Molly Picon (as Mrs. Cherry).

***** For Pete's Sake (6/26/74) Peter Yates ~ Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons, Molly Picon


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Funniest part yowigginz
Contact haley86_2004
movie reels rbullard3
Discuss For Pete's Sake (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?