Palookaville (film)

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Promotional poster
Directed by Alan Taylor
Produced by Uberto Pasolini
Scott Ferguson
Written by David Epstein
Starring William Forsythe
Vincent Gallo
Gareth Williams
Lisa Gay Hamilton
Music by Rachel Portman
Cinematography John Thomas
Edited by David Leonard
Distributed by The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Release date
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Palookaville is a 1995 criminal comedy film about a trio of burglars and their dysfunctional family of origin.[1]

Actors featured in the film include William Forsythe, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Vincent Gallo, Adam Trese and Frances McDormand. The film was directed by Alan Taylor.


Jerry and his two friends, Syd and Russ, are looking for easy money to break out of their nowhere lives. Despite a bungled jewelry store heist which exposes their incompetence as criminals, 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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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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