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Patti Rocks (1988)

It's Christmas time in the twin cities. Billy's working a lot of overtime, running barges on the Mississippi. He calls his friend Eddie, whom he hasn't seen in six months, and asks a favor:... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chris Mulkey ... Billy Regis
John Jenkins ... Eddie Hassit
Karen Landry ... Patti Rocks
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Estlie Ralph Estlie ... Old Drunk
Joy Langer Joy Langer ... Steambeast's daughter
Mae Mayhew Mae Mayhew ... Old Lady
Joe Minjares Joe Minjares ... Chicano mechanic
Buffy Sedlachek Buffy Sedlachek ... Steambeast
Ken Tronnes Ken Tronnes ... Drunk couple in bar
Sally Tronnes Sally Tronnes ... Drunk couple in bar
David Turk David Turk ... Barge Worker
Stephen Yoakam Stephen Yoakam ... Bartender
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Storyline

It's Christmas time in the twin cities. Billy's working a lot of overtime, running barges on the Mississippi. He calls his friend Eddie, whom he hasn't seen in six months, and asks a favor: to drive with him to see his pregnant girlfriend, Patti, because Billy hasn't told her he's married and already has two children. The road trip of guy talk becomes a night of truths exchanged between men and women. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Just when you thought sex was no laughing matter. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kärlek på villovägar See more »

Filming Locations:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$345,000
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Production Co:

FilmDallas Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In one scene, Chris Mulkey shows a photo of his two children and mentions that their names are Amelia and Elizabeth. In real life, Mulkey has two daughters with the same names. See more »

Goofs

When Patti turns her hand mirror around a crew member with a mustache is briefly reflected in it. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the final credits Patti is shown sitting in bed looking at the Polaroid photo she took of Billy and Eddie. See more »

Connections

Follows Loose Ends (1975) See more »

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If I Ever Get Over You
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Rocks!
26 February 2000 | by Zooter-2See all my reviews

"Patti" is a strange and gutsy little flick with dialogue that sounds improvised, but in a good way - this is how real people talk. Give credit to the actors for getting naked, too...appropriate in a film about stripping down barriers and getting to the core behind the ugly things we say.

Besides, it's kinda fun, and short enough to hold your attention. Nice one when your date bails on you.


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