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Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)

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An anthology of stories involving meth addicted white supremacists, a man looking for his kidnapped wife, and an Elvis impersonator.

Director:

Wayne Kramer

Writer:

Adam Minarovich (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Raw Dog
Matt Dillon ... Richard
Brendan Fraser ... Ricky
Kevin Rankin ... Randy
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Alton
Norman Reedus ... Stanley
Chi McBride ... Johnson
Elijah Wood ... Johnny Shaw
DJ Qualls ... JJ
Pell James ... Cyndi
Lukas Haas ... Vernon
Sam Hennings ... The Devil
Ashlee Simpson ... Theresa
Michael Cudlitz ... Ben
Thomas Jane ... The Man
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An anthology of stories involving meth addicted white supremacists, a man looking for his kidnapped wife, and an Elvis impersonator.

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Taglines:

One small town pawn shop. One big time wild ride.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual material, graphic nudity, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

American Stories See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,915, 14 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,915, 14 July 2013
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wayne Kramer also directed Paul Walker in the film Running Scared. See more »

Goofs

Richard (Matt Dillon) steals Ben's carbine, cocking the lever in Ben's house. Upon arriving at Johnny Shaw's house he repeats the action. See more »

Quotes

Raw Dog: I understand why we're supposed to hate niggers. Okay? They look different, they walk different, they talk different. I get it, okay. But Jews, man... why are we supposed to hate the Jews? I just found out Jerry Springer was a Jew. Jerry Fucking Springer, man. If I seen him in the street, I would kiss his ass and ask him for an autograph. I got three Adam Sandler DVDs at home, and I just found out he's a Jew too. If I was in a building and ten Jews sit down next to me, I wouldn't even know it. ...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Never Ever Ever Gonna Know Me
Written by The Newton Brothers (ASCAP)
Performed by The Newton Brothers featuring Bettina Jones
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Ltd.
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Falls flat towards the end
14 July 2013 | by horizon2008See all my reviews

I literally was laughing out loud at a few of the early scenes from this movie. I sat there thinking, yeah, this is my kinda thing. The meth-heads part was brilliant and the ring part too right up until the rescue. But.... then it all just went limp. I liked the idea of things being interlinked with the pawn shop, but what the hell was going on at the end? All the early promise just seemed to dissipate. What a let down. Such a shame because this could have had cult written all over it. A smart and darkly funny little indie flick, with decent acting all the way through, but alas, it got murdered by the end. What a shame indeed. But the first half is certainly worth seeing.


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