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The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  October 1988 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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October 1988 (USA)  »

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The Prince of Pennsylvania  »

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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

Leslie: Rupert Marshetta, where have you been all year?
Rupert: The Bahamas, what does it look like?
Leslie: Well, you can't come in here unless you're dressed from Dallas or Dynasty.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Good King Wenceslas
Performed by The Mars Area Middle School Chorus
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25 years ago now.
30 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is fun from first moment til last. Reeves is in nearly every scene in all his pre belly scar youthfulness. The story is preposterous but we have seen how he is on board for that over the years. It's LOL funny in some scenes. Well cast. Filmed in the writer/directors hometown in, get this...Pennsylvania. Rupert is smart and adorable and the cinematographers were savvy enough to get plenty of closeups. The love story is what dreams are made of as well as the intimate moments, one in particular that involves an erotic, in the moment, and sensually sloppy kiss. Over all it was a wonderful way to tell a story about small town issues, the 80's, teenaged angst, and intimacy problems. Of course, and it is right and good, that Rupert/Keanu solves all the personal problems in the end. I am seeing a lot of Henry's Crime here but that's just me. It made no sense that Bonnie Bedelia & Amy Madigan were nominated for Indie Spirit awards and Keanu was not, as it was clearly his movie. I will say no more. Make every effort to see it. Enjoy the wayback machine for 87 minutes.


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