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Sticky Fingers (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 6 May 1988 (USA)
Two girls try hard to find job as musicians. One of them play the cello and the other the violin. They have very little money, even to pay the rent. One day a friend (who is a drug dealer) ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Slater ... Hattie
Melanie Mayron ... Lolly
Adam Shaw Adam Shaw ... Jean-Marc
Shirley Stoler ... Reeba
Danitra Vance ... Evanston
Eileen Brennan ... Stella
Carol Kane ... Kitty
Loretta Devine ... Diane
George Buza ... Policeman
Stephen McHattie ... Eddie (as Steven McChattie)
Christopher Guest ... Sam
Gwen Welles ... Marcie
Elizabeth Kemp ... Nancy
Pierre Gautreau Pierre Gautreau ... Jake
Katherine Cortez ... Leslie
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Two girls try hard to find job as musicians. One of them play the cello and the other the violin. They have very little money, even to pay the rent. One day a friend (who is a drug dealer) ask them to keep a bag for some days. When the girls discover that inside the bag there are $ 900,000 they decide to take a loan, and then another and another ... Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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bag | loan | drug dealer | cello | money | See All (11) »

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Only these two could turn a fortune into a misfortune

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Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

900.000 $ zuviel See more »

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Gross USA:

$208,633
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Hightop Productions See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Lolly and Hattie's real names are Leila and Harriet. See more »

Quotes

Hattie: I HATE being poor. I HATE IT.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits sway from one side to the other continually while they are scrolling up the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Planet Comicon Panel with Helen Slater (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Opening Park Sonata
Music by Gordon Minette
Produced by Gary Chang
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One of the most 'rock'em, sock'em, roll on the ground, laugh 'til your face aches' films ever made!
11 December 2005 | by Banshee57See all my reviews

"Our pockets are empty, our cupboards are bare, the bills keep coming, and the drugs are scarce. I need some money, I need some dough, for the things I want, for the things I own. I got Sticky Fingers!"

The title song says it all. "Sticky Fingers" is one of the most hilarious films ever made, and done so with such a style and even a type of elegance that has kept it fresh and funny for every viewing. Two roommates, and best friends Lolly and Hattie are struggling musicians, who can't pull in the attention of anyone past the civilians in Central Park, New York. One day, out of the blue, Diane, Hatties dope dealer, leaves them with a mysterious bag, with important contents inside. It is, yes, almost 1 million dollars. Eventually, everything is crazy, and all mixed up. These two women, who are honest, decent people in the Big Apple, are transformed by the green power slips, into petty, light-headed money grubbers. Soon the cash begins to run on, and the two have a lot of explaining to give Diane...and the mob men who have been watching their every move...

Helen Slater is the not so bright Hattie. She surely gives a new name to the word 'energy' in this one. With her quick and witty dialog, and sharp timing, she is amazing, and always turning on the laugh-machine. Melanie Mayron is the squeaky, nervous Lolly. Mayron is up to par with co-star Slater, giving off the same amount of energy and confusion. Needless to say, Christopher Guest is, as usual, a treat to watch as the love interest of Mayron. Other cast members include Loretta Divine, Eileen Brennan, Carol Kane, and an absolutely outrageous Danitra Vance, who steals the show with her every scene.

The comedy used in this gem is a bright blend of slapstick, and witty stand- up, with honesty as a key factor, bringing in solid goods. It is a shame that this one was never received as well as others in that time. The film is well representative of it's time,(1988) and it's pop-culture wackiness. I suppose it was the "different" factor that says just why the film was little known, if at all. This film does have a different tone, and even more so, it is very general. Sometimes, the smaller, more overlooked things are funny. Sexual lingo and politics are restricted, very restricted. This film is not "Majoy League" or a "National Lampoon" film, or even like any of the "Porkey's" movies either. It stands out completely on it's own, with ultimate originality and sharp comic texture and context, which make it a real riot to watch over and over again!


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