Palookaville (1995)

One foot in the door. The other one in the gutter.

  • Genre: Comedy, Crime
  • Release Date: 1995-09-07
  • User Rating: 5.9/10 from 18 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Redwave Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
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From 18 Ratings


Jerry and his two pals, Russ and Syd, are just looking for some easy money to help them break out of their nowhere lives in their nowhere town. Despite a bungled jewelry store heist which exposes their incompetence as criminals, a fateful event (and an old black-and-white film) convinces them that they can pull off an armored-truck robbery. While they are busy plotting their caper, their dysfunctional families spin out of control, all around them.

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  • William Forsythe

    as Sid Dunleavy
  • Vincent Gallo

    as Russell Pataki
  • Adam Trese

    as Jerry
  • Gareth Williams

    as Ed the Cop
  • LisaGay Hamilton

    as Betty, Jerry's Wife
  • Bridgit Ryan

    as Enid
  • Kim Dickens

    as Laurie, Russell's Girlfriend
  • Suzanne Shepherd

    as Mother
  • Nicole Burdette

    as Chris
  • Robert LuPone

    as Ralph
  • Sam Coppola

    as Mr. Kott, Money Truck Driver
  • Frances McDormand

    as June
  • Walter Bryant

    as Money Truck Driver
  • Douglas Seale

    as Old Man
  • William Riker

    as Old Arthur
Directing Alan Taylor Director
Writing David Epstein Writer
Production Uberto Pasolini Producer
Sound Rachel Portman Music
Camera John Thomas Director of Photography
Editing David Leonard Editor
Production Kerry Barden Casting
Production Billy Hopkins Casting
Production Suzanne Smith Casting
Art Anne Stuhler Production Design
Art Roswell Hamrick Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Janie Bryant Costume Design
Directing Sheila Waldron Script Supervisor