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The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)

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

Cast

Keanu Reeves
as Rupert Marshetta
Fred Ward
as Gary Marshetta
Bonnie Bedelia
as Pam Marshetta
Amy Madigan
as Carla Headlee
Joseph de Lisi
as Roger Marshetta
Jeffrey Hayenga
as Jack Sike
Tracey Ellis
as Lois Sike
Jay O Sanders
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
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

½

There is not much to say about Keanu Reeves acting when he was younger. Well you could say it sucked a bit. He had that surfer guy voice and attitude which was in most of his movies in the 80s. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it did not. In this movie it did not. The haircut he had was just strange. I couldn't stop looking at it. The title of the movie makes no sense until the end of the film when he says one line. The end of the film wasn't even that good either. The whole movie was just off pudding and there were a few parts that made you watch. The movie had no swearing, but a nude scene that made it rated R. Great thinking when writing this film. The rest of the cast was ok. The best performance was probably by Fred Ward who played the father.

Paul Celano
Paul Celano

There is not much to say about Keanu Reeves acting when he was younger. Well you could say it sucked a bit. He had that surfer guy voice and attitude which was in most of his movies in the 80s. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it did not. In this movie it did not. The haircut he had was just strange. I couldn't stop looking at it. The title of the movie makes no sense until the end of the film when he says one line. The end of the film wasn't even that good either. The whole movie was just off pudding and there were a few parts that made you watch. The movie had no swearing, but a nude scene that made it rated R. Great thinking when writing this film. The rest of the cast was ok. The best performance was probably by Fred Ward who played the father.

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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