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For Pete's Sake (1974)

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A housewife tries to finance her cab-driving husband's education.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbra Streisand ... Henry
Michael Sarrazin ... Pete
Estelle Parsons ... Helen
Molly Picon ... Mrs. Cherry
William Redfield ... Fred
Louis Zorich ... Nick
Heywood Hale Broun ... Judge Hiller
Richard Ward ... Bernie
Ed Bakey Ed Bakey ... Angelo
Peter Mamakos ... Dominic
Vivian Bonnell ... Loretta
Joseph Maher ... Mr. Coates (as Joe Maher)
Anne Ramsey ... Telephone Lady
Jack Hollander Jack Hollander ... Loanshark
Gary Pagett Gary Pagett ... Assistant Bank Manager
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Storyline

Henrietta Robins works out of her home and her husband Pete drives a cab to try to support her. When Pete gets a tip from one of his fellow drivers that a deal will be made by the Americans and the Soviets over pork bellies, he decides to invest in the market, but needs to $3000 to invest. Henrietta then goes to extreme lengths to get the money by dealing with first a loan shark, then a madame, then the mob and finally cattle rustlers. All this in the name of love. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

July Pork Bellies See more »

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Production Co:

Barclay,Rastar Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fourth film starring Barbra Streisand for Ray Stark's Rastar Pictures after Funny Girl (1968), The Owl and the Pussycat (1970), and The Way We Were (1973). Streisand would go onto appear in Rastar's Funny Lady (1975) as well. For Pete's Sake (1974) was the only one of these movies where Stark himself did not act as a producer. See more »

Goofs

Henrietta has a new outfit on between getting her assignment with the cows and driving them into the city in the motor home, when clearly it is meant to be the same afternoon. See more »

Quotes

Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: Hello? Hi. This is Henrietta Robbins, your cousin from Brooklyn. Hi, I hate to bother you here, but I'm desperate. See, the bomb blew the bus up and I need $7000 or else I'm gonna become a cattle rustler.
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Featured in No Small Parts: Anne Ramsey (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

For Pete's Sake (Don't Let Him Down)
Music by Artie Butler
Lyrics by Mark Lindsay
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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Still Very Funny
8 August 2018 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In New York, the housewife Henrietta Robins (Barbra Streisand) and the taxi driver Pete (Michael Sarrazin) have financial difficulties since they got married very young and Pete has not concluded the college education. When Pete receives an inside information from a coworker that the pork bellies will raise their price since the Americans and the Russians are negotiating a great business transaction, Pete needs US$ 3,000.00 to invest in the market. Henrietta decides to help Peter and secretly makes a loan with a mobster. However the price of the pork bellies fall and she is not able to pay the loan. The loan shark promises to kill Pete and Henrietta accepts that her debt be sold to a madame by a higher amount. After many problems, her debt is increased and sold to mobsters and then to a cattle thief. What will happen to Henrietta and Pete?

After forty-four years from its release, "For Pete's Sake" is still a very funny comedy. Barbra Streisand shows great talent performing the role of Henrietta Robins, who gets in a sequence of troubles trying to help her beloved husband. There are many hilarious situations and the film has not aged. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Nossa, que Loucura!" ('Wow, What Madness")


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