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Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)

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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18 January 2014 (Japan)  »

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American Stories  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,915, 14 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,915, 14 July 2013
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Brendan Fraser and Thomas Jane both starred in Texas Rising. See more »

Goofs

Richard (Matt Dillon) steals Ben's carbine, cocking the lever in Ben's house. Upon arriving at Johnny Shaw's house he repeats the action. See more »

Quotes

Raw Dog: I understand why we're supposed to hate niggers. Okay? They look different, they walk different, they talk different. I get it, okay. But Jews, man... why are we supposed to hate the Jews? I just found out Jerry Springer was a Jew. Jerry Fucking Springer, man. If I seen him in the street, I would kiss his ass and ask him for an autograph. I got three Adam Sandler DVDs at home, and I just found out he's a Jew too. If I was in a building and ten Jews sit down next to me, I wouldn't even know it. ...
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Bad Luck Blues
Traditional
Performed by Guitar Welch
Courtesy of Gravelpit Music o/b/o Essential Music Group
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Not for those with cognitive challenges
23 July 2013 | by 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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