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Palookaville (1995)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  25 October 1996 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Robert LuPone ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Kleine Gangster, grosse Kohle  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$315,230 (USA) (13 December 1996)
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The title comes from Marlon Brando's monologue in On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

Quotes

Russ: The thief gets the benefit of the doubt. Most crooks in this country use cap guns.
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Morning After
Written by Earl Forest & Robert Talle
Published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)
Used by permission
Performed by The Mar-Keys
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Funny, Witty, Charming

In the vein of "Small Time Crooks" and "Trapped in Paradise," "Palookaville" tells the story of three screw-up, would-be criminals (Forsythe, Gallo and Trese) and their quest for the perfect crime. The film opens with a foiled jewelry store robbery that find the trio in a bakery instead of its neighboring store. The whole situation is goofy in an endearing way, especially when we find Trese crouched on the floor, hiding from police yet all the while chowing down doughnuts and brownies. With this film, Parker creates a familiar oddball trio with, while not completely appealing personalities, an overall charming combination. Forsythe's seriousness plus Gallo's wit and Trese's goofiness makes a film that made me laugh out loud and left me smiling, but in an independent rather that cheesy way. Definitely recommended.


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