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Patti Cake$ (2017)

R | | Drama, Music | 18 August 2017 (USA)
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PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

Director:

Geremy Jasper

Writer:

Geremy Jasper
8 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sahr Ngaujah ... O-Z
Danielle Macdonald ... Patti
Bridget Everett ... Barb
Mamoudou Athie ... Basterd
Patrick Brana ... Slaz
Siddharth Dhananjay ... Jheri
Anna Suzuki ... Manager
Warren Bub ... Mr. Bagadella
McCaul Lombardi ... Danny Bagadella
John Sharian ... Lou
James Caulfield ... Singing Electrician
Ray Iannicelli ... Joe Puppy
Cathy Moriarty ... Nana
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Smitty
Adam Scarimbolo ... Pony
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PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, crude sexual references, some drug use and a brief nude image | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Patti Cake$ - Queen of Rap See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,599, 20 August 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$800,148, 12 October 2017
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Patti was supposed to be from Lodi, New Jersey as a tribute to Glenn Danzig/The Misfits, but writer/director Geremy Jasper wound up changing Patti's hometown. See more »

Quotes

Patti: [to Barb] Act your age.
Barb: [to Patti] Act your race.
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Connections

References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss Me Deadly
Written by Mick Smiley
Performed by Bridget Everett
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A fun movie.
31 August 2017 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Somewhere in-between 8 Mile and this Swedish film called We Are the Best (Go find it if you have not herd of it.), Lies PattiCakes. About a girl trying to make it in this Hip Hop game, but it's a hard climb for a heavy set white girl from the burbs trying to make her dreams come true. A better cry for feminist power than anything Jenifer Lawrence could ever put out as we watched the ultimate underdog story. A common story with an uncommon protagonist at the center. It has all the elements of a good sports movie but the competition is rap. My favorite part in the movie was when she and her odd rap crew are getting her record done. The whole creating process of making an album was really cool. Couldn't tell you if the words she spit were fire, but it does not matter, it's still a great musical journey and worth seeing for all fans of not just hip hop, but music.


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