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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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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
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Jack Sike
Tracey Ellis ...
Lois Sike
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Roger Marshetta
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Baby Sike
Demetria Mellot ...
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Pam Call ...
Lucky Bell White
Kari Keegan ...
Biker Girl
Jeff Forman ...
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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

Carla Headlee: You are like some stray dog I never should have fed.
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Referenced in People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia' (2003) See more »

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A seriously funny movie
17 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have never been a fan of Keanu Reeves. I decided to watch this movie because of the rest of the cast. Fred Ward, Bonnie Bedelia, Amy Madigan & J.O. Sanders are some of my favorite actor). So I figured I couldn't go wrong. I spent my time laughing out-loud for the better part of the show. I had never seen Fred Ward in a farcical comedy before but he was really good. Amy Madigan drew quite a few laughs, too. Even J.O. Sanders, who usually plays heavy parts came in for some chuckles. Bonnie Bedelia is always a joy to see. Keanu really surprised me. He was truly good in the part. There are quite a few tender moments but for the most part this is a seriously funny movie. 8 out of 10.


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