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The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)

R | | Comedy, Drama | October 1988 (USA)
There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his ... See full summary »

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Ron Nyswaner

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Ron Nyswaner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Ward ... Gary Marshetta
Keanu Reeves ... Rupert Marshetta
Bonnie Bedelia ... Pam Marshetta
Amy Madigan ... Carla Headlee
Jay O. Sanders ... Trooper Joe
Jeff Hayenga Jeff Hayenga ... Jack Sike
Tracey Ellis ... Lois Sike
Joseph De Lisi Joseph De Lisi ... Roger Marshetta
Lauren Camp Lauren Camp ... Baby Sike
Demetria Mellot Demetria Mellot ... Minister
Pam Call Pam Call ... Lucky Bell White
Kari Keegan Kari Keegan ... Biker Girl
Jeff Forman Jeff Forman ... Biker Boyfriend
Paul Palmer Paul Palmer ... Ed McLaglen
G. Ross Berger G. Ross Berger ... Chester
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Storyline

There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his father for ransom, only nobody wants him back. Written by Anonymous

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He's The King Of The Badlands... The Rebel Of The Road...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Príncipe da Pensilvânia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fred Ward is first billed, while Keanu Reeves had a bigger role. See more »

Goofs

Earlier in the movie, Rupert puts a lighted electric ice cream cone on the roof of the Twin Twisters diner, and as he and Carla step back and admire it, we see that the sign on the rooftop of the diner reads "Carla's Twin Twisters" - with the name "Carla's" appearing in twinkling lights. Yet a few scenes later when Rupert drives up on his motorbike, the "Carla's" portion of the sign is no longer there, and the sign reads only "Twin Twisters." See more »

Quotes

Gary Marshetta: "You know those things are damn near indestructable. Come nuclear holocaust, there will be two things left in this world... cockroaches, and god damned portable shithouses!"
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Connections

Referenced in People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia' (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is My Father's World
Performed by The Mars United Methodist Church Choir
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Great Keanu Film
20 June 2002 | by ravenzanSee all my reviews

I listen to a friend for a year claiming that this was a good Keanu flick I couldnt take it any more got a old used copy off amazon the best 10 bucks I ever spent..Keanu's acting was Excellent and the fact the One of my favorites Fred Ward was in it made it a 10+ for me. So if your a Keanu Reeves Fan you need to see this movie.. BY:Keanu's Sorceress ps thanks KT


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