For Pete's Sake (1974)

For Pete's Sake (1974)

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Movie Info

Barbra Streisand returns to the screwball-comedy milieu of What's Up Doc? in the lightweight For Pete's Sake. As a Brooklyn hausfrau named Henry (!), our heroine will do anything to help her cabdriver husband Pete (Michael Sarrazin) get ahead. When Pete begins to play the stock market, Henry borrows three grand from a loan shark, thereby setting off a series of comic catastrophes. Molly Picon is perfection itself as a money-savvy madam who holds the key to Pete and Henry's happiness and well-being. For Pete's Sake was originally titled July Pork Bellies, a curious cognomen that makes perfect sense within the context of the plotline.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Romance
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Runtime:
Studio:
Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Cast

Barbra Streisand
as Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins
Estelle Parsons
as Helen Robbins
William Redfield
as Fred Robbins
Molly Picon
as Mrs. Cherry
Vivian Bonnell
as Loretta
Richard Ward
as Bernie
Heywood Hale Broun
as Judge Hiller
Joseph Maher
as Mr. Coates
Vincent Schiavelli
as Checkout Man
Fred Stuthman
as Loan Officer
Ed Bakey
as Angelo
Peter Mamakos
as Dominic
Norman Thomas Marshall
as First Worker
Joseph Hardy
as Second Cop
Wil Albert
as Cop In Drag
Jack Hollander
as Loan Shark
Gary Pagett
as Assistant Bank Manager
Herb Armstrong
as Insurance Man
Bella Bruck
as Lady In Supermarket
Anne Ramsey
as Telephone Lady
Sidney Miller
as Drunk Driver
Lew Burke
as Dog Trainer
Martin Erlichman
as Man in Theater
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Critic Reviews for For Pete's Sake

All Critics (7)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

If it never soars, at least it hums along with a cheery, sloppy abundance of goodwill.

Full Review… | June 30, 2010
Film Snobbery

Never scores the belly laughs it desires.

Full Review… | May 24, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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January 11, 2007
Atlantic City Weekly

Audience Reviews for For Pete's Sake

½

6.5/10. Much funnier than I was expecting it to be, fast moving and very amusing. It's Barbra Streisand's film all the way, but Molly Picon has a funny supporting role. Entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

Babs is always worth watching but this is definitely one of her lesser films.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Much funnier than I was expecting it to be, fast moving and very amusing. It's Barbra Streisand's film all the way, but Molly Picon has a funny supporting role. Entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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