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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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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
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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Trivia

Loosely based on Italo Calvino's short stories "Theft in a Cake Shop", "Desire in November", and "Transit Bed". See more »

Quotes

Russ: Why don't I take you to California. You can have fresh squeezed orange juice every day. If you've got a back yard there, you've got fresh fruit.
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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My Man
Written and Performed by Anna Domino
Courtesy of Les Disques du Crepuscule
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A trio of small town friends intent on pulling off a big-time burglary. Nothing in life seems to favor them and this heist won't either. The cast is young and fresh and the plot is humorous and exciting. Extremely watchable. Good flick for a pick-me up some night.


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