The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)

The Prince of Pennsylvania

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Set in a remote Pennsylvania coal-mining town, this off-beat comedy follows the friendship between an old hippie woman and a depressive teenage punk rocker who feels like a pariah. The fun begins when the two conspire to kidnap the boy's crazy father in hopes of getting a hold of the family fortune.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ron Nyswaner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 13, 2006
Runtime:

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Cast


as Rupert Marshetta

as Gary Marshetta

as Pam Marshetta

as Carla Headlee

as Roger Marshetta

as Jack Sike

as Lois Sike

as Trooper Joe
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Critic Reviews for The Prince of Pennsylvania

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Beyond their quirks these people are little more than unappealing narcissists. Ron Nyswaner's film is a royal waste of time.

Full Review… | August 27, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Prince of Pennsylvania

A lesser-seen Keanu film. While I'm not a big fan, this is probably my favorite thing he's done besides 'Point Break.' That, and it has one of my favorite actors, Fred Ward. I remember there was a summer when I must have watched this every day back in high school.

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