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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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The Laughs Begin March 28th! 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 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kathy Griffin and Julia Sweeney also appeared in Pulp Fiction (1994), which came out in theaters seven weeks later. Some critics have noted that Griffin and Sweeney acted in one of the best movies of 1994, and one of the worst movies of 1994. See more »

Goofs

After Pat gets fired from looking into people's mail, he walks into the store to get a few personal items. When he's talking to Tippy about getting the personal items, the eye dropper and the deodorant stick disappear and reappear between shots. Tippy puts the eye dropper and the deodorant stick inside the bag three times. The bag clearly contains three of everything, except the napkins. 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 »


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The Cool Look
Written by Johnny Hawksworth (as Johnny Hawksworth)
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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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