MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,055 this week

Sticky Fingers (1988)

 -  Comedy  -  6 May 1988 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 248 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 3 critic

Two girls try hard to find job as musicians. One of them play the cello and the other the violin. They have very little money, even to pay the rent. One day a friend (who is a drug dealer) ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 380 titles
created 04 Oct 2011
 
a list of 768 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
a list of 2000 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 7346 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1985 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sticky Fingers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sticky Fingers (1988)

Sticky Fingers (1988) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sticky Fingers.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Supergirl (1984)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An aspiring actress gets a housesitting job and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a deadly ex-con.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Stars: Michael Madsen, Helen Slater, Jeffrey Tambor
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan
The Great Air Race (TV Movie 1990)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fictional story about the 1934 London - Melbourne MacPherson Robertson Air race built around actual events and actual people.

Director: Marcus Cole
Stars: Kirk Alexander, David Arnett, Tristan Arniel
Chantilly Lace (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Linda Yellen
Stars: Martha Plimpton, Ally Sheedy, Lindsay Crouse
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In this sly comedy, six of the world's worst gangsters managed to heist $2 million, but only one got away. Now after four years in the clink, five bumbling thieves from Montreal are forced ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Scott
Stars: Roy Dupuis, Patrice Robitaille, Aure Atika
Twisted (1986)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

One evening the Collins find their maid Mrs. Murdock at the end of their steps: dead, neck broken. Obviously she had an accident. Consequently they need a new babysitter for an upcoming big... See full summary »

Director: Adam Holender
Stars: Lois Smith, Christian Slater, Dina Merrill
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Christopher is an ambitious college freshman, striving to become a writer. Through a computer fault he's assigned the same room as Alex, a real party freak and... a girl! He's annoyed and ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Helen Slater, Dan Schneider
Caribe (1987)
Adventure | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Prepare to get tangled in the jungles of Belize when an arms smuggler loses her partner in a deadly shootout and finds herself on the run in the tropics of Central America. Helen is an ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kennedy
Stars: John Savage, Kara Glover, Stephen McHattie
Capital News (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Reporters cover crime, the Pentagon and a slumlord for their Washington daily's editor. Pilot for the series.

Director: Allan Arkush
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Michael Woods, Mark Blum
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A young woman defends her life against two intruding criminals.

Director: Douglas Jackson
Stars: Helen Slater, Christopher Heyerdahl, Andrew McCarthy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Hattie
...
Lolly
Adam Shaw ...
Jean-Marc
Shirley Stoler ...
Reeba
Danitra Vance ...
Evanston
...
Stella
...
Kitty
...
Diane
...
Policeman
...
Eddie
...
Sam
Gwen Welles ...
Marcie
Elizabeth Kemp ...
Nancy
Pierre Gautreau ...
Jake
Katherine Cortez ...
Leslie
Edit

Storyline

Two girls try hard to find job as musicians. One of them play the cello and the other the violin. They have very little money, even to pay the rent. One day a friend (who is a drug dealer) ask them to keep a bag for some days. When the girls discover that inside the bag there are $ 900,000 they decide to take a loan, and then another and another ... Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bag | loan | drug dealer | cello | money | See All (10) »

Taglines:

Only these two could turn a fortune into a misfortune

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adespota dollaria  »

Box Office

Gross:

$208,633 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Hattie: I HATE being poor. I HATE IT.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits sway from one side to the other continually while they are scrolling up the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Planet Comicon Panel with Helen Slater (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Opening Park Sonata
Music by Gordon Minette
Produced by Gary Chang
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the most 'rock'em, sock'em, roll on the ground, laugh 'til your face aches' films ever made!
11 December 2005 | by (The World Of Movies) – See all my reviews

"Our pockets are empty, our cupboards are bare, the bills keep coming, and the drugs are scarce. I need some money, I need some dough, for the things I want, for the things I own. I got Sticky Fingers!"

The title song says it all. "Sticky Fingers" is one of the most hilarious films ever made, and done so with such a style and even a type of elegance that has kept it fresh and funny for every viewing. Two roommates, and best friends Lolly and Hattie are struggling musicians, who can't pull in the attention of anyone past the civilians in Central Park, New York. One day, out of the blue, Diane, Hatties dope dealer, leaves them with a mysterious bag, with important contents inside. It is, yes, almost 1 million dollars. Eventually, everything is crazy, and all mixed up. These two women, who are honest, decent people in the Big Apple, are transformed by the green power slips, into petty, light-headed money grubbers. Soon the cash begins to run on, and the two have a lot of explaining to give Diane...and the mob men who have been watching their every move...

Helen Slater is the not so bright Hattie. She surely gives a new name to the word 'energy' in this one. With her quick and witty dialog, and sharp timing, she is amazing, and always turning on the laugh-machine. Melanie Mayron is the squeaky, nervous Lolly. Mayron is up to par with co-star Slater, giving off the same amount of energy and confusion. Needless to say, Christopher Guest is, as usual, a treat to watch as the love interest of Mayron. Other cast members include Loretta Divine, Eileen Brennan, Carol Kane, and an absolutely outrageous Danitra Vance, who steals the show with her every scene.

The comedy used in this gem is a bright blend of slapstick, and witty stand- up, with honesty as a key factor, bringing in solid goods. It is a shame that this one was never received as well as others in that time. The film is well representative of it's time,(1988) and it's pop-culture wackiness. I suppose it was the "different" factor that says just why the film was little known, if at all. This film does have a different tone, and even more so, it is very general. Sometimes, the smaller, more overlooked things are funny. Sexual lingo and politics are restricted, very restricted. This film is not "Majoy League" or a "National Lampoon" film, or even like any of the "Porkey's" movies either. It stands out completely on it's own, with ultimate originality and sharp comic texture and context, which make it a real riot to watch over and over again!


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD Release? LegendOfHelenSlater
Catlin Adams fallom14
Discuss Sticky Fingers (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?