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The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)

R | | Comedy, Drama | October 1988 (USA)
There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his ... See full summary »

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4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Gary Marshetta
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Rupert Marshetta
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Pam Marshetta
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Carla Headlee
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Trooper Joe
Jeff Hayenga ...
Jack Sike
Tracey Ellis ...
Lois Sike
Joseph De Lisi ...
Roger Marshetta
Lauren Camp ...
Baby Sike
Demetria Mellot ...
Minister
Pam Call ...
Lucky Bell White
Kari Keegan ...
Biker Girl
Jeff Forman ...
Biker Boyfriend
Paul Palmer ...
Ed McLaglen
G. Ross Berger ...
Chester
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There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his father for ransom, only nobody wants him back. Written by Anonymous

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He's The King Of The Badlands... The Rebel Of The Road...

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Comedy | Drama

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October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Príncipe da Pensilvânia  »

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Trivia

Fred Ward is first billed, while Keanu Reeves had a bigger role. See more »

Goofs

Earlier in the movie, Rupert puts a lighted electric ice cream cone on the roof of the Twin Twisters diner, and as he and Carla step back and admire it, we see that the sign on the rooftop of the diner reads "Carla's Twin Twisters" - with the name "Carla's" appearing in twinkling lights. Yet a few scenes later when Rupert drives up on his motorbike, the "Carla's" portion of the sign is no longer there, and the sign reads only "Twin Twisters." See more »

Quotes

Gary Marshetta: Your oldest son is half an hour late.
Pam Marshetta: He was three weeks late being born.
Gary Marshetta: I didn't think it was funny then, either.
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Connections

References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

How I Love You
Performed by Frankie Paul
Written by Frankie Paul, A. Ellis
Courtesy of Pow Wow Records Inc.
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Sweet and funny
4 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Watched this for the first time today. Not sure how I managed to miss it all this time.

The film doesn't suffer from the passage of time. Rupert's dress sense is so way out that it doesn't date it. The others in the film dress pretty conservatively (befitting their lifestyles) so you really cant tell by looking that this is a mid-80's movie.

I found this film to be thoroughly enjoyable. VERY funny in some parts and poignant in others. Keanu is absolutely adorable (and gorgeous) and very convincing as the weird but charmingly brilliant misfit.

Fred Ward's performance also stands out.

This film will make you laugh out loud. The story is not too deep and I do worry it will make Keanu bashers think this is the only type of role he can play (as he does it so well). He has every right to be proud of this movie.

Great cast, great fun.


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