The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)

Director
Ron Nyswaner

Main cast
Keanu Reeves; Fred Ward; Bonnie Bedelia; Amy Madigan

Genres
Drama, Comedy

Description
There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his father for ransom, only nobody wants him back.


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