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

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Petey: I'm gonna get them silly son of a bitches. Let's make it.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dolemite (2010) See more »

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Written by Nat Dove
Performed by Mary Love
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Gotta love the theme song!
2 September 2005 | by (The IMDb Horror Board!) – See all my reviews

As another review once said, "The written word cannot do justice to the comedic stylings and kung-fu antics of Rudy Ray Moore movies." I agree. Petey Wheatstraw is a movie that must (and should) be seen to be believed. The opening is the birth of Petey. After his mother first passes a watermelon(!), the child is born and the good doctor gives him a few smacks on the butt to get him started. However, Petey is no infant, he's an eleven year old boy, even born with underwear. He proceeds to give the doc a beating until his dad steps in. Young Petey lips off to his father about "disturbing" him for the past nine months (get it?) and then goes after him! Such is Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil's Son-In-Law, and it only gets worse (or better?) from here. Full of offensive comedy, horrible kung fu, Moore's rhymes (the original rapper!), and cheap, crazy scenes (Satan's demons have glued on horns, wear red tights, and move like robots), this is a great cult flick not to be missed. FYI, the movie was actually influenced by the real blues artist, Peetie Wheatstraw.


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