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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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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)  »

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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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Trivia

Sean Young wore a wig in this film. 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 »

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Linda Bronco: If you're gonna compliment a woman, do it from your heart, not your pecker.
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References Duck, You Sucker (1971) See more »

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Baby Please Don't Go
Performed by Tree Adams
Arranged by Tree Adams
Written by Big Joe Williams
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Smart comedy
24 March 2002 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

With a name like Poor White Trash, this movie easily could have been mistaken as a low-grade comedy with stereotype characters telling stupid jokes. Instead, it develops characters as real people, with few cliches. Yes, there is a trailer park and trailer trash, but that is the real world, and real people live there. The writers do not make fun of their character's living condition, but rather use it to help understand them. The young men live in a world where stealing cheap beer and chasing cheap girls pass for culture, and they understandably want out. You're rooting for them, especially when things start to go wrong. Oh, and it's funny, and even poignant. Jaime Presley is beautiful and Sean Young is sharp and witty. To her credit, she's not afraid to play a woman her age, and she does so with dignity and grace. Buy the DVD and impress your friends with it in a few years when the young cast become major stars.


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