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Poor White Trash (2000)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 16 June 2000 (USA)
A white trash family must resort to crime to send their teenaged son to college.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lennie Lake
Ken Kenworthy
Ricky Kenworthy
Doug MacHugh ...
Sheriff Ross (as Douglas MacHugh)
Deputy Haggard
Linda Bronco
Carlton Rasmeth
Prosecutor Machado
Jim Bronco


In rural Sunrise, Illinois, waitress Linda Bronco wants her son Mike to go to college, but all summer after high school, his dim friend Lenny Lake leads Mike into trouble. Their life of crime soon involves Linda, too, as they need money for a lawyer (Lenny's charlatan grandpa Ron, whose trophy wife is the ex-girlfriend of Brian, Linda's latest lover). When Ron fails Mike, Linda decides to send Mike to private college, so she needs more money. After Brian gives them a tip on cash at Mr. Snack, a fast food joint, it's robbery time. Then there's Suzi and Suzy, young women who work at Mr. Snack and have their eyes on Mike and Lenny. Is there a ticket out of the trailer park? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime pays... just not enough


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

16 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goodbye Sunrise  »

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Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,813 (USA) (1 December 2000)


$1,404 (USA) (2 February 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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Jaime Pressly fell for real in the sequence in which she trashes the hospital room. See more »


During the robbery, Suzy has the bag of food in her hands as she walks to the back of the store to tell #3 to hurry up. When she is seen next entering the office the bag is missing. See more »


Ron Lake: You boys ever been in love with a woman? Other than Pamela Anderson? You want to know what it feels like to be in love with someone, and have that someone be fucking someone else? It's like having a rat in your stomach, chewing and crawling its way through all your organs, stopping only long enough to shit, piss and laugh at ya. And that rat gets up into your heart, and stays there sometimes for years. Sometimes forever.
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12 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was shot almost entirely in Franklin County, Illinois. When the crew came to town they told authorities their working title was Good Morning Sunrise. The locals anxiously cooperated in the production, including use of police uniforms and equipment to use of the Courthouse at night for filming courtroom scenes. (Although the Franklin County Courthouse in Benton was used for interior shots, exteriors were taken in front of the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro. Many local officials auditioned for bit parts, and I was personally disappointed that a local police chief that had a noticeable stutter wasn't cast. When the movie came out with it's title Poor White Trash, the locals were infuriated and the film was blasted in the local papers. A side note- Mr. Snack's is an actual restaurant which was closed at the time of the film. It has since reopened and still stands on Route 14 in Christopher, Illinois. And one of our county judges proudly displays an autographed photo of M. Emmett Walsh.

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