The Prince of Pennsylvania

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The Prince of Pennsylvania
The Prince of Pennsylvania poster.jpg
Directed by Ron Nyswaner
Produced by David Brown
Michael Tolkin
Nick Wechsler
Written by Ron Nyswaner (screenplay and novel)
Music by Thomas Newman
Distributed by Fine Line Features
Release date
  • September 16, 1988 (1988-09-16)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $5,415[1]

The Prince of Pennsylvania is a 1988 comedic drama starring Keanu Reeves, Bonnie Bedelia, Amy Madigan, and Fred Ward. The Academy Award–nominated composer Thomas Newman wrote the music. It was filmed in and around Pittsburgh.


Rupert Marshetta and his accomplice and lover Carla kidnap Rupert's father to gain access to family money, but nobody in the family wants his father back. They find out that his father has already sold the land without the knowledge of his family. The police arrest Pam, but they cannot find Rupert and his father. He takes his father to the mine, where police find them before he fits an explosive device to break open the portable toilet where he thinks his father has hidden the money. Everybody escapes the explosion.



  • Directed by
  • Ron Nyswaner
  • Produced by
  • Joan Fishman .... producer
  • Kerry Orent .... producer
  • Original Music by
  • Thomas Newman
  • Cinematography by
  • Frank Prinzi
  • Film Editing by
  • William S. Scharf
  • Production Design by
  • Toby Corbett
  • Art Direction by
  • Steve Arnold
  • Costume Design by
  • Carol Wood
  • Production Management
  • Mary McLaglen .... production manager
  • Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
  • Mike Topoozian .... first assistant director
  • Sound Department
  • Allan Byer .... sound mixer
  • Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
  • Peter F. Kurland .... boom operator
  • Linda Moss .... sound editor
  • Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
  • Bruce Stubblefield .... dialogue editor
  • Stunts
  • John Branagan .... stunt coordinator
  • Todd Bryant .... stunts
  • Other crew
  • Jim Denny .... camera operator
  • Scott MacDonough .... unit publicist
  • Frank McGough .... set lighting technician
  • John S. Moyer .... grip
  • Brian D. Camps .... dance extra

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