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For Pete's Sake (1974)

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A housewife tries to finance her cab-driving husband's education.

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Peter Yates
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbra Streisand ... Henry
Michael Sarrazin ... Pete
Estelle Parsons ... Helen
Molly Picon ... Mrs. Cherry
William Redfield ... Fred
Louis Zorich ... Nick
Heywood Hale Broun ... Judge Hiller
Richard Ward ... Bernie
Ed Bakey Ed Bakey ... Angelo
Peter Mamakos ... Dominic
Vivian Bonnell ... Loretta
Joseph Maher ... Mr. Coates (as Joe Maher)
Anne Ramsey ... Telephone Lady
Jack Hollander Jack Hollander ... Loanshark
Gary Pagett Gary Pagett ... Assistant Bank Manager
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Storyline

Henrietta Robins works out of her home and her husband Pete drives a cab to try to support her. When Pete gets a tip from one of his fellow drivers that a deal will be made by the Americans and the Soviets over pork bellies, he decides to invest in the market, but needs to $3000 to invest. Henrietta then goes to extreme lengths to get the money by dealing with first a loan shark, then a madame, then the mob and finally cattle rustlers. All this in the name of love. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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She did it for love. She did it for money. She did it ... See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

July Pork Bellies See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Barclay, Rastar Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original title was "July Pork Bellies". See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie Henry leaves her apartment wearing solid color jeans and a patch-work jacket. The jeans have seams as if they are constructed in patch fashion, but they are made with same color denim fabric. Then as the actor's body doubles ride their motorcycle to work, Henry's jeans change to a patch-work pattern to match the jacket, with the left thigh dark blue and faded blue from the knee down. But then when Streisand arrives as Henry's, the patch-work jeans have changed again, and are now constructed with faded fabric for the thighs and dark denim from the knees down to the boots. See more »

Quotes

Check-out Man: $32.79
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: How do you put 32 dollars and 79 cents in one bag?
Check-out Man: Nobody is forcing you to eat madam.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: Yeah I know but every time I try to stop I get withdrawal pains.
Lady in Supermarket: Oh come on! Let's go, before they raise the prices again.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: Listen I'm a dollar, eighty short.
Check-out Man: So, put something back. Here, put back this pot roast.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: That is our dinner tonight.
Check-out Man: What's the matter with neck bones? They're only 58 cents a pound.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: I got people coming for dinner. Is it alright if I give em a pot roast.
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Featured in No Small Parts: Anne Ramsey (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

For Pete's Sake (Don't Let Him Down)
Music by Artie Butler
Lyrics by Mark Lindsay
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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One of Bab's Funniest
18 March 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest comedies that Barbara Streisand ever made. To me this is an updated version of "I Love Lucy" only updated to fit the 1970's. Also, the assortment of mobsters, madames and underworld types makes this film even more funny. Also, Estelle Parsons role as Pete's bitchy sister in law is a scream. Too bad Henrietta didn't just pop her one.


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