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It's Pat: The Movie (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 November 1994 (Brazil)
The comedic misadventures of a person of indeterminate gender.

Director:

Adam Bernstein

Writers:

Julia Sweeney (characters), Jim Emerson | 2 more credits »
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1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Sweeney ... Pat
Dave Foley ... Chris
Charles Rocket ... Kyle
Kathy Griffin ... Kathy
Julie Hayden Julie Hayden ... Stacy
Timothy Stack ... Doctor
Mary Scheer ... Nurse
Beverly Leech ... Mrs. Riley
Larry Hankin ... Postal Supervisor
Kathy Najimy ... Tippy
Jerry Tondo Jerry Tondo ... Sushi Chef
Philip McNiven Philip McNiven ... Sushi Customer
Michael Yama ... Curious Sushi Man
Kiyoko Yamaguchi Kiyoko Yamaguchi ... Curious Sushi Woman
Julianne Christie ... Strip Club Hostess (as Juliane Christie)
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Storyline

Pat Riley, an obnoxious busybody of undeterminable sex, meets and falls in love with Chris, a sensitive, caring person also of undeterminable sex. Their relationship suffers because Pat's a lout, and cannot decide on a direction for its life. Meanwhile, Pat's neighbor Kyle falls further and further into obsession with Pat, fascinated by its indeterminate sexuality. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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The Laughs Begin March 28th! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for bizarre gender-related humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Julia Sweeney was so disenchanted by the movie that she never wanted to play the Pat character again. However, she had previously agreed for Pat to be honored as "mayor for the day" in West Hollywood on Halloween. Sweeney appeared onstage as Pat for one more time on October 31, 1994, but describes her performance as halfhearted and pathetic. See more »

Goofs

While Kyle is watching Pat on "America's Weirdest People" his shirt has a blue collar. After the show ends, his shirt has a red collar. See more »

Quotes

Pat Riley: Howdy, Tippy!
Tippy: Oh... oh Pat... what do you want?
Pat Riley: Well I just thought I'd stop by and pick up a few personal items.
Tippy: Oh no no no, please, remember? No, I don't want to know anything about your... your sex life, okay?
Pat Riley: I just want to get a few toiletries. Uh, first of all, I need some protection...
Tippy: Oh dear God, okay, all right.
Pat Riley: ...from underarm wetness. I'm never one to offend!
Tippy: 2.50 then, all right, and you're out...
Pat Riley: What am I, in a race? Whoa!
Tippy: Well, kind of, uh...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, audio of Kathy Griffin and Kyle is heard. Kathy is now back on her radio show and one of her callers turns out to be Kyle, whose obsession with Pat has now caused him to become a cross-dresser. See more »

Alternate Versions

In most versions of the film, the Japanese spoken words in the sushi bar are subtitled, with a man stepping in front of the subtitles just as Pat's boss is revealing what he saw in the bathroom. In recent cable versions the scene is still there, but the subtitles are oddly absent. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Movies of the 1990s (2016) See more »

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Boss Assob
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh
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surprisingly mean-spirited and unfunny
7 November 2005 | by ithearodSee all my reviews

I actually liked the sketch "Pat" on SNL. It was a fresh idea - honestly, how many other "andrognenous character-sketch" routines can you name? It had its limitations, and it sure as hell could have been pushed past the "Pat almost reveals his/her gender but then doesn't" joke that seems to have been the limit of its humor.

So when there was a movie, I thought, "Hey, they're finally going to push the character beyond the one-joke limit. I like Pat, sure, I'll like the movie!" Well, I was stunned at how ineptly and poorly executed the whole thing was. The Pat character is immediately portrayed as boorish, intrusive, insensitive, and a host of other undesirable characteristics. Who decided this is what Pat was about? Who thought this would be funny? And how does this relate to the SNL character, anyway? I see no resemblance at all.

Even Dave Foley, whom I love and who is well-known for his excellence at portraying long-suffering comic characters, cannot soften the unrelenting ugliness that Pat exudes. In addition, I really think they took the low road with the "Chris" character. Of all the androgynous names they could have chosen (Terry, Bobby, Sam, the list is long), "Chris" is so boring! And the style of androgyny that was chosen, "70's-esque flower child", complete with page-boy haircut, while certainly complimenting Pat's dowdiness, was just one more joke with a very short lifespan.

By the time you finally realize the ugly boorishness that Pat is all about is not going to be a short-lived bit, but is instead the main (and only) joke, and that you will get no reprieve at all, ever, through the entire film, it will be too late. You will have suffered through the whole film, with very few laughs, and entirely missed out on a "naive-but-loveable-doofus" version of Pat, that you might have expected to get.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

25 November 1994 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Pat: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,370, 28 August 1994

Gross USA:

$60,822

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,822
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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