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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Thomas Jane and Marc Macaulay both appeared in The Punisher (2004) 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

Alton: You calling me a racist?
Johnson: Well, you don't like black Santa Claus. And last week, you told me you don't like black porno.
Alton: Now hang on a damn minute. Now that's got nothing to do with racism. I like black chicks in porno movies. I just don't like 'em with the black guys in them, that's all.
Johnson: Why come? They make you feel inadequate?
Alton: No. Because their dicks are so dark. They get to fucking, their dicks get wet, they get glisteny and shit, and it's hard for my eyes to unfocus off it. Make me sick.
Johnson: Eh,...
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Battlefield Earth (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Anytime at All
Written by Al Lerner (ASCAP)
Performed by Al Lerner & Dick Haymes
Courtesy of Gravelpit Music
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lords of the ring
31 August 2013 | by Lee EisenbergSee all my reviews

"The Cooler" director Wayne Kramer's "Pawn Shop Chronicles" is the latest in a string of movies about a bunch of people who don't necessarily meet but have a connection. And it's a really crazy movie at that. The connection here is a pawnshop in Louisiana and a ring. My favorite segment was the first one, just because of the characters' fun-loving attitudes. There is at least one scene that tests what you're willing to watch.

Yes, it's a pretty weird movie, but I liked it, especially Brendan Fraser's Elvis impersonator. The graphic novel approach also gives the movie an impressive dimension. Just remember that it's NOT for the squeamish.

So yes, why are racists supposed to hate Jews?


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