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Palookaville (1995)

Jerry and his two pals, Russ and Syd, are just looking for some easy money to help them break out of their nowhere lives in their nowhere town. Despite a bungled jewelry store heist which ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Russell Pataki
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Jerry
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Ed the Cop
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Betty, Jerry's Wife
Bridgit Ryan ...
Enid
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Laurie, Russell's Girlfriend
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Mother
Nicole Burdette ...
Chris
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Ralph (as Robert Lupone)
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Mr. Kott, Money Truck Driver
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June
Walter Bryant ...
Money Truck Driver
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Old Man
William Riker ...
Old Arthur
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Jerry and his two pals, Russ and Syd, are just looking for some easy money to help them break out of their nowhere lives in their nowhere town. Despite a bungled jewelry store heist which exposes their incompetance as criminals, a fateful event (and an old black-and-white film) convinces them that they can pull off an armored-truck robbery. While they are busy plotting their caper, their dysfunctional families spin out of control, all around them. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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One foot in the door. The other one in the gutter.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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25 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Doces Criminosos  »

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$71,912 (USA) (1 November 1996)

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$315,230 (USA) (13 December 1996)
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Film debut of Kim Dickens. See more »

Quotes

Russ: The thief gets the benefit of the doubt. Most crooks in this country use cap guns.
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Features Armored Car Robbery (1950) See more »

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Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)
Written by Roger Troutman and Larry Troutman
©1982 Saja Music Co., BMI/Songs of Lastrada, BMI
Performed by Zapp
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Well, how about a Ten?
8 December 2000 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

I'm very rarely inspired to give a film a Ten, but this must have been just the film I was in the mood to see at the time. Only a few of those consciousness-threatening laughs, but generally a warmly funny film. As a dog-hater, I'm always astonished when a dog (or two) steals the show. Palookaville's dogs were the first film roles I've ever seen for the kind of pets MY friends have in real life. My wife was so caught up in her identity with the lives of the characters, that she was at one point heard to remark "Oh, no! Don't let something bad happen in this film!" Almost made us want to go and live in New Jersey.


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