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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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Box Office

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: I'm not talking about a life of crime, just a momentary shift in lifestyle.
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References The Big Blue (1988) See more »

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Armored Car Robbery
Music by Rob Webb
Published by Bourne Co.
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A fun little flick about wannabee crooks gone right.
22 April 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Palookaville" tells of three schmucks who are determined to be crooks but somehow just can't seem to mastermind even a simple burglary. Surprisingly well scripted, acted, and directed, given the plot, this film develops and maintains the integrity of it's inept principals while walking a tightrope between comedy and drama, avoiding falling headlong into either genre. An enjoyable little flick for channel surfers.


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