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Who Shot Patakango? (1989)

R | | Comedy | August 1989 (USA)
A coming-of-age tale set in Brooklyn during the late '50s which centers around the high school life of a group of teens that have to deal with racial tensions at their interracial vocational high school.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Edwin Knight ...
Bic Bickham
Devlin Moran
Kevin Otto ...
Mark Bickham
Aaron Ingram ...
Brad Randall ...
Christopher Crean ...
Damon Chandler ...
Mr. Donnelly
Bridget Fogle ...
Principal (as Phil Rosenthal)
Ricky (Dick)
Ella Arolovi ...
Nicholas Reiner ...


Sandra Bullock stars in a wistful story set during the late 1950s. This nostalgic drama portrays the lives and adventures of a group of Brooklyn high-schoolers. Big trouble starts when random gunfire wounds one of the teenagers. The rest of the group now goes in search of the scoundrel doing the shooting. Written by amscray

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brooklyn Love Story  »

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Allison Janney's first film. See more »


References Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (1957) See more »


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Performed by Sonny Boy Williamson
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Not Bad for a Rainy Day
27 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen worse. I bought this movie for $2.00 at a garage sale because Sandra Bullock was on the cover and she's one of my favorite actresses. I watched it today because it rained - and on a rainy day you need something mindless to do.

While this movie was only worth the $2.00 that I paid for it, it did keep my interest for its entirety, which is more than I can say for some more recent movies. While the acting in some scenes was overdone, the sentiment between the characters was developed nicely.

If 'Remember the Titians' and 'West Side Story' had a baby, and then the baby fell on its head - it might appear as something like 'Who Shot Pat?'

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