For Pete's Sake (1974) - Rotten Tomatoes

For Pete's Sake1974

For Pete's Sake (1974)




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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.

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Barbra Streisand
as Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins
Estelle Parsons
as Helen Robbins
William Redfield
as Fred Robbins
Molly Picon
as Mrs. Cherry
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
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 (9)

...unabashedly madcap...

April 9, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

What's up Doc?, though no masterpiece, runs rings around this perspiring imitation.

December 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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

July 1, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Never scores the belly laughs it desires.

May 24, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Mediocre Streisand vehicle.

October 30, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for For Pete's Sake


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

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