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Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)

R | | Drama, Horror | June 1975 (USA)
A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.

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Elizabeth 'Liz' Wetherly
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Bertha
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Eddie Collins
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Keno
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Justice of the Peace Floyd
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Sheriff Orville
Lou Joffred ...
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Red Lawson ...
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A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.

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Drama | Horror

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June 1975 (USA)  »

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Massacre at Redneck County  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Shot in six weeks. See more »

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Orville: Would you like to suck on a tomato?
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Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key'
Music by John Stafford Smith
Sung by Leslie Uggams
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Hidden Gem!
28 October 2000 | by (Surrey) – See all my reviews

I bought this film from a car boot sale in Finland (Yes, this wonderful film was apparently released in Finland as a rental in the early eighties.) mainly because of its cover that suggested that it would be a blaxploitation film. That it was not. Instead it proved to be a genuinely stylish piece of cinema with some upsetting (exploitation) scenes not unlike Texas Chainsaw or The Last House on the Left. Probably, though it was not violent enough to compete with them or sick enough to challenge Pink Flamingos. So it was never recognized and quickly forgotten. Anyhow, the thing that surprised me the most was that this film looked stunningly good. The compositions were beautiful as was the lightning. The story was fast paced and had enough twists to keep me interested till the end.

Sadly, however, there is one big minus to this film; it seems to me, that the filmmaker(s) were a bit too conscious with the "shocking" content of their script. Whenever an event with shock value occurs it is highlighted in the worst "look, we dare show this"- manner.

All in all a very enjoyable piece of trash with a difference- competence in filmmaking!

P.S. If you still have doubts after reading this I must say that any film that has both Shelley Winters and Slim Pickens cannot be nothing but good!












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