The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)




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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.

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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 (7) | Top Critics (4)

The quirky charm soon wears thin as the shrewd observations of small town frustration give way to a more strained oddball humour.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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The Prince of Pennyslania, which strives for droll, idiosyncratic humor, is in its own way as narrow and limited as the small-town life it means to skewer.

August 30, 2004 | Full Review…

The Prince of Pennsylvania represents a kind of film that has become lamentably popular in recent years. It forces realistic characters into an absurd plot, and expects us to accept the plot because we believe in the characters.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Stuff happens in The Prince of Pennsylvania -- it's just that none of it amounts to much.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Beyond their quirks these people are little more than unappealing narcissists. Ron Nyswaner's film is a royal waste of time.

August 27, 2004 | Rating: 1/5

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