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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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Peter Yates
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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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She did it for love. She did it for money. She did it ... See more »

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PG | See all certifications »

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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

Production Co:

Barclay, Rastar Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bill McKinney, the character actor perhaps best known as the main hillbilly from the most notorious scene in 1972's "Deliverance," has a surprise uncredited role as the cattle rustler. His first scene even mirrors a few seconds of "Deliverance," as he watches Barbara Streisand and two gangsters arrive on a canoe (just as Jon Voight watched Burt Reynolds and Ronny Cox arrive). See more »

Goofs

When Barbra Streisand is being chased in the subway she goes from Borough Hall to Clark Street on the LL train. The LL runs on 14th Street in Manhattan to Canarsie in Brooklyn and does not have Borough Hall or Clark Street on its route. See more »

Quotes

Telephone Lady: It's your word against our computer, Mrs. Robbins.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: We did not make a phone call to Yugoslavia. We have never been into Yugoslavia. We do not know anyone in Yugoslavia. And even if we did know someone in Yugoslavia, we wouldn't spend $12 to call em.
Telephone Lady: Our computer says you did.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: Your computer is a liar!
Telephone Lady: That little remark goes right into your file card, which goes into our computer.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: That computer is not God. It makes mistakes, and I will not pay for a phone call that I didn't make. I don't have the...
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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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If "What's Up Doc?" was The Beatles, "For Pete's Sake" is Herman's Hermits.
16 June 2011 | by shango7200See all my reviews

Audiences still had "What's Up Doc?" fresh in their minds by 1974, so on that alone--I think the movie did OK at the box office. But the differences are MANY; mainly the script which feels too much like a sit-com or a (bad) slapstick comedy. The cast of FPS is a mere shadow of the WUD cast, and Barbara - who looked pretty snazzy & sexy in WUP?, look horrible in that short wig in FPS (was it a wig or a bad haircut from Jon Peters?). FPS is not all that bad , and has some funny bits (the dog chasing her on the subway) but people expecting this to be "What's Up Doc, Part 2" were let down. The title sequence animation / song in the opening credits is cute enough.


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