Palookaville


1h 32m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Three unemployed factory workers--the dog-loving dreamer Sid, married man Jerry, and Russ, a would-be leader of men who still lives with his mother--try their hand at crime in order to keep themselves and their families above the poverty level. When their first attempt goes awry--they break through

Film Details

Also Known As
amateurs
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Axium International; Dawn Animal Agency, Inc.; Duart Film And Video; Eastman Kodak; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc; Great Northern/ Reiff & Associates; Great Northern/ Reiff & Associates (Ny); J.G. Films Inc.; New Jersey Motion Picture/Tv Commission; New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; Orion Pictures International; Technological Cinevideo Services, Inc.; The Effects House; Turner Entertainment Company; Xeno Lights Inc.
Distribution Company
MALOFILMS DISTRIBUTION/SAMUEL GOLDWYN COMPANY; Arsenal Filmverleih; Cinemien; Ctv International; Evergreen Entertainment; Frenetic Films; Metrodome Distribution; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh
Location
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Three unemployed factory workers--the dog-loving dreamer Sid, married man Jerry, and Russ, a would-be leader of men who still lives with his mother--try their hand at crime in order to keep themselves and their families above the poverty level. When their first attempt goes awry--they break through a wall into a bakery, accidentally mistaking it for a bank--they set their sights on a bigger score--an armored car.

Crew

Derek Alpert

Special Thanks

Robert M Andres

Special Thanks

Joe Baccari

Best Boy

Steven Barison

Apprentice Editor

Carl Bernzweig

Assistant (To Roberta Lynn Tross (American Playhouse))

Avery S Brandon

Set Dresser

Timothy Brennan

Other

Richard Brick

Special Thanks

Janie Bryant

Costume Designer

Robert Buckman

Driver

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Alex Corven Caronia

Location Manager

Leigh Ann Carracio

Hair & Make-Up Artist

Mama Cazort

Special Thanks

Emile Charlap

Music Contractor

Gary Chester

Recording Engineer

Matt Chubet

Key Grip

Glenn Ciano

Set Production Assistant

Jim Clark

Special Thanks

Phil Cohen

1st Assistant Camera

Patty Connally

Special Thanks

Anne Cotten

Assistant Property Master

John M Craig

Driver

Nicolette Dalpino

Other

Sufi David

Art Department Intern

Chrissie Davis

Production Coordinator

Kim Davis-wagner

Extras Casting Director

Elliot Deitch

Dialogue Editor

Esa Desimone

Special Thanks

Virginia Ripa Dimeana

Special Thanks

Anna Domino

Special Thanks

Drew Dunlevie

Driver

Jeffrey A. Eplett

Gaffer

David Epstein

Screenwriter

Randy Fairbarks

Special Thanks

Kimberly Fajen

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jesse Feigelman

Boom Operator

Scott Ferguson

Co-Producer

Damien Fitzsimmons

Grip

Siobhain Flaherty

Costumer

Matthew T Gannon

Other

Ronda Gomez-quinones

Special Thanks

Jeremy Graham

3rd Electrician

Thomas B Grimes

Property Master

Steve Hamilton

Supervising Sound Editor

Monica Hampton

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Roswell Hamrick

Art Director

Michael Hausman

Special Thanks

Jery Hewitt

Stunt Driver

Bradford L Hohle

Dolby Stereo Consultant

Lynn Holst

Other

Ted Hope

Special Thanks

Sarah Hopkins

Other

Bones Howe

Special Thanks

Julie Hymen

Other

Leonard Iturregui

Assistant Costume Designer

Drew Jiritano

Special Effects Coordinator

Michael K Jones

Set Production Assistant

Gary Keating

Assistant Property Master

Jeanette King

Audio Post Coordinator

David Kirchner

Sound Editor

Michael Kosarin

Conductor

Lindsay Law

Executive Producer

Lindsay Law

Other

Nicki Ledermann

Key Makeup & Hair

David Leonard

Editor

Polly Leys

Assistant (To Uberto Pasolini)

Roberto Lopez

Grip

Shana Lory

Casting Intern

Barbara Ludlum

Other

Jennifer Mcnamara

Casting Associate

Mary Meagher

Special Thanks

Doug Meils

Best Boy

Trip Morey

Camera Loader

Malcolm Chin-soong Murray

Grip

Bill Nisselson

Special Thanks

Stephen Norris

Special Thanks

Joe Orlowski

Other

Uberto Pasolini

Producer

Chris Patak

2nd Assistant Camera

Suzana Peric

Music Editor

Evan Perrazo

Assistant Location Manager

Peter Phillips

Driver

Regina Porter

Other

Rachel Portman

Music

David Puttnam

Special Thanks

Jennifer Ralston

Sound Editor

Tina Rathborne

Special Thanks

Nic Ratner

Music Editor

Mel Rios

Wardrobe Intern

Michael Rodia

Grip

Alison C. Rosa

Still Photographer

Vito W Rosowski

Craft Service

Susana Rossberg

Special Thanks To

Dick Rudolph

Special Thanks

Matthew J Salvato

Supervisor

Georg Schmithusen

Apprentice Editor

Peter Schneider

Sound Mixer

Sandra Schulberg

Other

Jonathan Shoemaker

2nd Assistant Director

Steve Silkensen

Adr Editor

Beatrice Sisul

Assistant Editor

Joshua Solson

Electrician

Reilly Steele

Other

John Stifanich

Special Effects Technician

Diana Strauss

Location Scout

J Michael Stremel

Other

Julia Strohm

Publicist

Anne Stuhler

Production Designer

Beth Swoffort

Special Thanks

Teresita Tan

Accountant

Par Taylor

Special Thanks

John Thomas

Director Of Photography

Bobbi Thompson

Special Thanks

Roberta Lynn Tross

Legal Counsel To American Playhouse

Derrick Tseng

1st Assistant Director

Stephen Ulrich

Special Thanks

Albert Valera

Assistant Accountant

Matilde Valera

Special Thanks

Sheila G. Waldron

Script Supervisor

Michael J. Wechsler

Assistant Editor

Elizabeth Wick

Electrician

Yvonne Yedibalian

Assistant Recording Engineer

Irwin Young

Special Thanks

Gene Zippo

Color Timer

Film Details

Also Known As
amateurs
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Axium International; Dawn Animal Agency, Inc.; Duart Film And Video; Eastman Kodak; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc; Great Northern/ Reiff & Associates; Great Northern/ Reiff & Associates (Ny); J.G. Films Inc.; New Jersey Motion Picture/Tv Commission; New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; Orion Pictures International; Technological Cinevideo Services, Inc.; The Effects House; Turner Entertainment Company; Xeno Lights Inc.
Distribution Company
MALOFILMS DISTRIBUTION/SAMUEL GOLDWYN COMPANY; Arsenal Filmverleih; Cinemien; Ctv International; Evergreen Entertainment; Frenetic Films; Metrodome Distribution; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh
Location
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 25, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 1, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 8, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 15, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 22, 1996

Released in United States on Video May 6, 1997

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Awarded the Kodak Prize for first and second features at the 1995 Venice International Film Festival.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Fast Lane) August 30 - September 9, 1995.

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 29 - March 8, 1996.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.

Feature directorial debut for filmmaker Alan Taylor whose previous credits include the acclaimed short "That Burning Question" (USA/1990).

Began shooting October 31, 1994.

Completed shooting December 22, 1994.

Released in United States Fall October 25, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 1, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 8, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 15, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 22, 1996

Released in United States on Video May 6, 1997

Released in United States 1995 (Awarded the Kodak Prize for first and second features at the 1995 Venice International Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Fast Lane) August 30 - September 9, 1995.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 29 - March 8, 1996.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (United States) October 18-31, 1996.)