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Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)

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An anthology of stories involving meth addicted white supremacists, a man looking for his kidnapped wife and an Elvis impersonator.

Director:

Wayne Kramer

Writer:

Adam Minarovich (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Raw Dog
Matt Dillon ... Richard
Brendan Fraser ... Ricky
Kevin Rankin ... Randy
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Alton
Norman Reedus ... Stanley
Chi McBride ... Johnson
Elijah Wood ... Johnny Shaw
DJ Qualls ... JJ
Pell James ... Cyndi
Lukas Haas ... Vernon
Sam Hennings ... The Devil
Ashlee Simpson ... Theresa
Michael Cudlitz ... Ben
Thomas Jane ... The Man
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An anthology of stories involving meth addicted white supremacists, a man looking for his kidnapped wife and an Elvis impersonator.

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Taglines:

One small town pawn shop. One big time wild ride.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual material, graphic nudity, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Pawn Shop Chronicles See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,915, 14 July 2013

Gross USA:

$8,088

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,080
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brendan Fraser and Thomas Jane both starred in Texas Rising. See more »

Goofs

Richard (Matt Dillon) steals Ben's carbine, cocking the lever in Ben's house. Upon arriving at Johnny Shaw's house he repeats the action. See more »

Quotes

Alton: You calling me a racist?
Johnson: Well, you don't like black Santa Claus. And last week, you told me you don't like black porno.
Alton: Now hang on a damn minute. Now that's got nothing to do with racism. I like black chicks in porno movies. I just don't like 'em with the black guys in them, that's all.
Johnson: Why come? They make you feel inadequate?
Alton: No. Because their dicks are so dark. They get to fucking, their dicks get wet, they get glisteny and shit, and it's hard for my eyes to unfocus off it. Make me sick.
Johnson: Eh,...
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Connections

References Battlefield Earth (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

La La Blues
Written by Pokey LaFarge (BMI)
Performed by Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three
From the album Riverboat Soul
Courtesy of Trade Root Music Group/Pokey LaFarge Music
By arrangement with Heyday Media Group
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A darkly funny, entertaining and fun movie that I enjoyed. I love movies like this. One event affects strangers. I say B
13 July 2013 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"I went into a pawn shop and found it. It was like God brought me there." Alton is the owner of a local pawn shop. One day a kid comes in with a ring to pawn. This innocent event triggers something that affects many people including a group of meth addicts, an Elvis impersonator, and the original owner of the ring. I really like this type of movie. Movies where one event connects a wide variety of people and the stories all end up converging. They are fun to watch and are usually well written. The best of this type is obviously Crash but there have been others. That said, this is watchable, funny and entertaining but nothing amazing. The best part of this movie is Brendan Frasier as Elvis, it took me a while to realize it was him, but he was really funny and great in this. There is some really dark humor in this but there is also main stream humor, there is a little bit of everything in this. I liked it but it's not something I think I would watch again. Overall, funny and entertaining. A fun one time watch. I give it a B.


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