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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 »

Company Credits

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Barclay, Rastar Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The nick-name of Henrietta Robbins (Barbra Streisand) was "Henry". See more »

Goofs

When Pete pulls Henry into the bathtub with him after the awful family dinner, it is clear that he is wearing briefs. See more »

Quotes

Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: I've asked you a dozen times. If I write a check and I'm overdrawn a few dollars, just call me. Or take the money out of our savings account and put it in our checking account to cover it. We have over $300 in our savings account.
Assistant Bank Manager: You're 62 cents over.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: That's what I said: "over". You bounced my check. It's very embarrassing.
Assistant Bank Manager: With only $300.62 in your account, should you be eating pot roast.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: Look my husbands brother and his wife are coming over for dinner. What's it to you if I give em a pot ...
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Connections

Referenced in Young Star Gazers (1975) 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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2 January 1999 | by tao-3See all my reviews

Although this one got left out by the Steisand fans, but it's really an okay movie. Streisend as a the wife of the decade, that would do anything for her depressed cab driver husband, even if it means driving a herd of cattle throughout New York city. Streisand sure has an eye for comedy, and she's doing her best in this film. Not hilariously funny but a pleasant 90 minute flick


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