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Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)

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An anthology of stories involving meth addicted white supremacists, a man looking for his kidnapped wife, and an Elvis impersonator.

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An anthology of stories involving meth addicted white supremacists, a man looking for his kidnapped wife, and an Elvis impersonator.

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One small town pawn shop. One big time wild ride.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for violence, sexual material, graphic nudity, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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21 November 2013 (Netherlands)  »

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Busca Alucinante  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,915 (USA) (12 July 2013)

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$4,915 (USA) (12 July 2013)
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Alton: You calling me a racist?
Johnson: Well, you don't like black Santa Claus. And last week, you told me you don't like black porno.
Alton: Now hang on a damn minute. Now that's got nothing to do with racism. I like black chicks in porno movies. I just don't like 'em with the black guys in them, that's all.
Johnson: Why come? They make you feel inadequate?
Alton: No. Because their dicks are so dark. They get to fucking, their dicks get wet, they get glisteny and shit, and it's hard for my eyes to unfocus off it. Make me sick.
Johnson: Eh,...
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References The Forensic Files (1996) See more »

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Mama's Tears
Written by Ralph J. Reynolds (BMI)
Performed by Jody Reynolds
Courtesy of Gravelpit Music
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Not for those with cognitive challenges
23 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a very dark comedy, and is definitely not for everyone, as may be apparent from the previous reviews. As with James Joyce's "Ulysses," director Wayne Kramer's "Pawn Shop Chronicles" follows several characters through their own adventures during a single day. Unlike Joyce's classic, this modern story takes place in a small, quirky southern American town rather than Dublin, Ireland. Still, for those of us with attention spans longer than that of the average house pet, the threads of the three stories that make up the chronicles can be seen slowly interweaving into an harmonious comedic tapestry. The viewer who pays meticulous attention will be rewarded, since quite literally everything in the film echoes and resonates throughout all three vignettes, and like far-off thunder slowly building to a deafening crescendo, it all comes together in the perfect ending. Well suited to repeated viewings, I feel that "Pawn Shop Chronicles" is destined to become a cult classic among truly discerning aficionados of modern comic cinema.


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