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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
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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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When a BLACK WOMAN turns her gun on a WHITE MAN it's double barreled DEATH! See more »

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Drama | Horror

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June 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Massacre at Redneck County  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Bertha's Oasis was really Charlie Williams' Pinecrest Lodge in Athens, Georgia. See more »

Quotes

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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It's been so long since I've said "What did I just watch" so loudly.
21 December 2009 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

Like several people here, I too saw this in the wee hours of the morning on TCM, where yes folks, it ran with no introductory info, and NO TITLES. It simply ended and faded into nothingness where TCM switched back to some old Black and While film suitable for Gramma like it never happened. Maybe it didn't.

Plot: It's one of those "woman fights for her life versus redneck" films that were around a lot in the 70s. This one has an African-American singer getting stuck in the rural south where she stays at a run down inn/bar while she waits for her car to get fixed.

Meanwhile, the dashing bar owner falls in love with her, which results in the expected rape scene, this one rendered even more distasteful by the inter-cutting of shots of local mouthbreathers watching dogs screw.

She goes almost catatonic from that point forward, and every person she turns to for help just leads her deeper into a maze of grotesque public officials who don't really want to help. It's like Kafka rolled around in batter and deep-fried.

It's all so off-putting, the result is less one of bloody revenge than it is of confusion...that something so odd could have ever existed, or actually been shown on late-night television on a channel that so many people get.

Be aware film fans...reruns of this could be lurking around your next sleepless night. Try to get some sleep.


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