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Poor White Trash (2000)

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

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Lennie Lake
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Storyline

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

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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16 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goodbye Sunrise  »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,404 (USA) (2 February 2001)
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Co-writer Tony Urban began writing the movie when he was 19 years old. He met director Michael Addis via email and the duo completed the script sending script pages back and forth through email, Urban in Pennsylvania and Addis in California. Their story is profiled in the book "Screenwriting on the Internet". See more »

Goofs

Before they go rob the fast food place, they run into a semi which breaks their taillight. After they rob the fast food place, they leave and you can clearly see that the taillight is still intact. Later in the movie the taillight is broken. See more »

Quotes

Judge Pike: Linda Nelson Bronco, I have a hard-on for you.
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References Once Upon a Time in the Revolution (1971) See more »

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Performed by Tree Adams
Written by Adam Hirsh
(c) 1998 New Dog Old Trix Publishing (BMI)
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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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