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It's Pat: The Movie (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 26 August 1994 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Sweeney ... Pat Riley
Dave Foley ... Chris
Charles Rocket ... Kyle Jacobsen
Kathy Griffin ... Herself
Julie Hayden Julie Hayden ... Stacy Jacobsen
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
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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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Taglines:

A Comedy That Proves Love Is A Many Gendered Thing. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

26 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Pat: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,370, 28 August 1994, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$60,822
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is based on a recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live (1975). Charles Rocket was a castmember during its infamous 1980-81 season. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Mrs. Riley's obstetrician tells her she is the mother of a 7-1/2 pound baby. The birth certificate Pat shows Kyle later in the film displays a birth weight of 8 pounds, 2 ounces. See more »

Quotes

Groupie: You were great tonight, Pat.
Pat Riley: Oh, you thought so to?
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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

A scene in the film explains Pat's sex with Japanese subtitles. It then had a worker walking in front of the subtitles while vacuuming so that Pat's sex could not be determined by viewers. When shown on television now the subtitles are no longer included. See more »


Soundtracks

Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
Written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Desmond Child
Performed by Julia Sweeney
Courtesy of Spax Productions
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Sensitive and hilarious....NOT!!
20 June 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

My wife and I play a game while we go on long road trips. It's called "Name the bad Saturday NIGHT LIVE alumnus film". It's a wonderful game--and far longer than the alternative "Name the good Saturday NIGHT LIVE alumnus film"--as there are practically a bazillion films made by ex-SNL actors which are absolutely wretched. Yet, compared to "It's Pat", even horrible films like "Dr. Detroit", "Neighbors" and "Best Defense" look like Oscar-contenders! Yes, this is my nomination for the absolute WORST of the lot (though I have yet to see "Night at the Roxbury" and "Superstar"). Apparently, I am not alone with this--as currently "It's Pat" is ranked #95 on IMDb's infamous Bottom 100 list.

The biggest problem with "It's Pat" is that the Pat sketches on "SNL" were completely unfunny and annoying. But, like too many of the show's skits, they repeated the stupid thing again and again and again. Think about it...THE joke is that Pat's gender is uncertain. Wow...shallow AND offensive...but also completely unfunny. And, with this movie, a five minute bit on "SNL" is stretched out to full-length movie format! While this problem is more than enough, the film also suffers from bad acting (Ms. Sweeney's characterization is dreadful and the epitome of the expression 'one-note'), bad writing, too much crudity and an offensive storyline. After all, jokes about what's inside Pat's pants abound and become tiresome and gross...and that's only three minutes into the film! After a while, it was so oppressively awful that I had to turn it off (my daughter kept threatening to do bodily harm to me if I didn't). Wretched, unfunny and 100% misguided--who in the world thought this abomination would be worth making in the first place?! I think cancer is funnier (and I've had cancer--so I know what I am talking about)!


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