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Who Shot Patakango? (1989)

 -  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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Storyline

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
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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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Vocational School Blues
Written and Performed by Gregg Marc Miller and friends
Courtesy of Gregg Marc Miller
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phew, this really smells
28 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I also rented this film b/c of Sandra and she was the only good thing in it. She was close to looking age appropriate but just about everyone else looked too old to even be in college, except maybe in night school. The school yard was empty, there were no cars on the street and the plot was limp. Lame, lame, lame. I am also from Brooklyn and grew up in this time frame. I actually remember kids breaking antennas off cars to make zip guns and there was one fatal outcome. If the film had served as a warning about how dangerous guns are then perhaps it would have some redeeming value aside from Sandra appearing sans clothes. (Thnx for that.)Interested in hooligans in high school? Then stick with Blackboard Jungle, the first Rock and Roll movie.


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