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Who Shot Patakango? (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  August 1989 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Edwin Knight ...
Bic Bickham
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Kevin Otto ...
Mark Bickham
Aaron Ingram ...
Cougar
Brad Randall ...
Patakango
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Freddie
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Goldie
Christopher Crean ...
Tony
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Vinnie
Damon Chandler ...
Mr. Donnelly
Bridget Fogle ...
Mitsy
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Principal (as Phil Rosenthal)
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Ricky (Dick)
Ella Arolovi ...
Marianna
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Carmen
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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 »
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August 1989 (USA)  »

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Brooklyn Love Story  »

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Allison Janney's first film. See more »

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

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Smokestack Lightning
Written by Chester Burnett
Performed by Chester Burnett (as Howlin' Wolf)
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Pretty bad
11 April 2000 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

There's not much to like about this film, a dull look back at the lives of some 1950's teenagers in Brooklyn. Although things get slightly better in the second half, the entertainment value is usually kept to a minimum, and there's really not much reason to like most of these characters. There are also a number of scenes that seem utterly pointless, and even the relevant scenes are usually overlong. Throw in some out-of-place and rarely funny humor, and a title that really doesn't fit, and you're left with this time waster.


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