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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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1.85 : 1
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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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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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