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Petey Wheatstraw (1977)

R  |   |  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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Petey Wheatstraw
Written by Nat Dove and Mary Love
Performed by Mary Love
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Rudy Ray Moore Movies: He's the devil's son in law!

Petey Wheatstraw (1978) marks the end of Rudy Ray Moore's great run at independent film making. The 70's were about to end along with the great era of self produced films. The big movie companies were about to crush the small market studios once and for all.

Enough soapboxing on with my behalf, let's get on with the brief review. Rudy Ray Moore plays a signifying performer who some how manages to get mixed up with the Devil's personal affairs. He makes a deal with old Lucipher (watch the film to get that joke) and tries to welsh on his end of the deal. This film is flat out funny. Loosely based upon one of his stand up skits (Dolemite and the Human Tornado were also based on stand up routines)and technically sound (for a low budget production) Petey Wheatstraw is a must watch.

I highly recommend this film.


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