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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.

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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 Outrageously Funny Adventure! See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Technical Specs

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 to 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

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

Hood: So, what we wanna know is are you a brotha or a sista?
Pat: Well, I'm an only child...
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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

Pork Roll Egg and Cheese
Written by Dean Ween (as Michael Melchiondo, Jr.) and Gene Ween (as Aaron Freeman)
Performed by Ween
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
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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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