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Palookaville (film)

Palookaville is a 1995 crime comedy film about a trio of burglars and their dysfunctional family of origin,[1] starring William Forsythe, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Vincent Gallo, Adam Trese and Frances McDormand and directed by Alan Taylor.

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Directed byAlan Taylor
Produced byUberto Pasolini
Scott Ferguson
Written byDavid Epstein
StarringWilliam Forsythe
Vincent Gallo
Adam Trese
Gareth Williams
Lisa Gay Hamilton
Music byRachel Portman
CinematographyJohn Thomas
Edited byDavid Leonard
Distributed byThe Samuel Goldwyn Company
Release date
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States


Sid, Russ and Jerry are three wannabe criminals looking for easy money to break out of their nowhere lives. Despite a bungled jewelry store heist which exposes their incompetence, they are convinced they can pull off an armored-truck robbery. While plotting their caper, their dysfunctional families spin out of control all around them.

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Critical receptionEdit

It currently holds a 64% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 11 reviews (7 fresh, 4 rotten) with an average rating of 6.4/10. It has a 6.4 out 10 on IMDB with 1,766 votes.[2]


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