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Petey Wheatstraw (1977)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  November 1977 (USA)
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Petey Wheatstraw (Rudy Ray Moore) is a candidate to become the devil's son-in-law. The storyline is a scaffolding on which Rudy Ray Moore's standup humor can be unfolded. Beginning life as ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudy Ray Moore ...
Petey
Jimmy Lynch ...
Jimmy
Leroy Daniels ...
Leroy
Ernest Mayhand ...
Skillet
Ebony Wright ...
Nell / Devil's Daughter
Steve Gallon ...
Steve (as Wildman Steve)
G. Tito Shaw ...
Lucipher
Ted Clemmons ...
Ted
Marvin Jones ...
Scarface Willie
George Mireless ...
Mr. White
Bryan L. Roquemore ...
Larry
Clifford Roquemore II ...
Baby Petey
Brian Breye ...
Bantu
Rose Williams ...
Petey's Mother
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Petey's Father
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Petey Wheatstraw (Rudy Ray Moore) is a candidate to become the devil's son-in-law. The storyline is a scaffolding on which Rudy Ray Moore's standup humor can be unfolded. Beginning life as the afterbirth to a watermelon, the young Wheatstraw becomes a martial artist, but is unable to best the evil comedy team of Leroy and Skillet, who also indulge in wholesale murder. Satan restores the comedians' victims to life, and charges Petey with the task of marrying his clock-stoppingly ugly daughter to giving him a grandchild. When Petey attempts to default on the deal, he is pursued by the devil's henchmen. Written by Ørnås

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Have No Fear, It's the Comedy Smash of the Year!

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Comedy | Fantasy

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November 1977 (USA)  »

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In the closing credits , the martial arts performers are listed as "marshall arts performers". See more »

Quotes

Petey: I'm gonna get them silly son of a bitches. Let's make it.
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Featured in The Legend of Dolemite (1994) See more »

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Loving You
Written by Nat Dove and Mary Love
Performed by Mary Love
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awesome
22 June 2004 | by (ri) – See all my reviews

This movie is a breath of slapstic fresh air. It combines a ryhming charismatic hero (the devil's son in-law) with 60's Batman-inspired supervillains, hilarious kung-fu battling, black folklore, and a pimp staff with magical powers. I can't think of a better premise. The movie's humor is complete slapstick, the bumbling leroy and skillets doing their best to impersonate the three stooges combined (and they're both fat enough to do it). The acting is terrible, with purposfully, silent-movie style over-the-top expressions and reactions. It's a little bit too long and there are some sound difficulties, but well worth checking out. I would've loved to see a tv show with by R.R. Moore and his group.


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