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Poor Pretty Eddie
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Writer:
B.W. Sandefur (screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1975 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
All He Wanted Was A Friend. See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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It's been so long since I've said "What did I just watch" so loudly. See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Leslie Uggams ... Elizabeth 'Liz' Wetherly

Shelley Winters ... Bertha

Michael Christian ... Eddie Collins

Ted Cassidy ... Keno

Dub Taylor ... Justice of the Peace Floyd

Slim Pickens ... Sheriff Orville
Lou Joffred ... Odell
Red Lawson ... The Salesman
Sherif Smith ... The Deputy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Bacon ... Redneck in Bar / at Wedding (uncredited)

Directed by
David Worth 
Richard Robinson (director of production)
 
Writing credits
B.W. Sandefur (screenplay)

Jean Genet  play "The Balcony" (uncredited)

Produced by
Michael Christian .... producer
Robert G. Diamond .... co-producer
Linda Marsh .... co-producer
Anthony T. Mazzola .... associate producer (as Anthony Mazzola)
Vito A. Sasso .... executive producer
Leon Walters .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Grant Boatwright 
Red White & Bluegrass 
 
Cinematography by
David Worth 
 
Film Editing by
Frank Mazzola 
David Worth 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Bankins  (as Mick Bankins)
 
Costume Design by
Margaret Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Christopher Carter .... hair stylist
Melanie .... makeup artist
Johnine Waychus .... makeup assistant
Ralph Wilcox .... makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Eugene Mazzola .... production manager
 
Art Department
Rick Dunn .... props
 
Sound Department
Jan Brodin .... sound mixer
Richard Mazzola .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Ronald C. Ross .... stunts (as Ron Ross)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Barrere .... best boy
Rusty Carter .... dolly grip
Bill Lucas .... assistant camera (as Billy Lucas)
Bert Maggio .... key grip
Melton Maxwell .... lighting technician (as Mel Maxwell)
Jim May .... still photographer
Bruce Pearn .... electrician
Peter Smokler .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Mazzola III .... assistant editor
Anthony Redman .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Ginger Boatwright .... female vocalist
Larry Cox .... music producer
 
Other crew
Jay Bernstein .... national publicity
Sherry Bloom .... production assistant
Fran Cantero .... production associate
Wally Cantero .... production associate
Marilyn Giardino .... script supervisor
Jules Koenigsberg .... production associate
Leila Oertel .... production assistant
Marvin Paige .... production associate
Gale Robinson .... auditor
Lloyd D. Robinson .... production associate
Linda Spatz .... unit publicist
Ron Thompson .... sales representative: Nikon
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Massacre at Redneck County" - USA (reissue title)
"Redneck County" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
USA:92 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:14A (Ontario) (Re-Rated) (2005) | USA:R
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Trivia:
The opening scene with Leslie Uggams singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" was shot at Atlanta Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on November 4, 1973 before a football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams.See more »
Quotes:
Orville:Did he bite you on the titties?See more »
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Soundtrack:
The Star-Spangled BannerSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
It's been so long since I've said "What did I just watch" so loudly., 21 December 2009
Author: Clint Walker from Illinois, USA

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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