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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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Lennie Lake
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Ken Kenworthy
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Suzy
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Ricky Kenworthy
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Sheriff Ross (as Douglas MacHugh)
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Linda Bronco
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Carlton Rasmeth
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Jim Bronco
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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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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

After the fast food joint is robbed, the rear window of the getaway car is shot out, but in subsequent shots it is still intact. See more »

Quotes

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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References Duck, You Sucker (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

King of the Jungle
Performed by Tree Adams
Written by Adam Hirsh
(c) 1999 Hirsh New Dog Old Trix Publishing (BMI)
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Hysterical and Daring
23 May 2004 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

I watched this with an expectation of being disappointed so I wouldn't be. What I found however for whatever reason was that I was thoroughly entertained. How clever it was to take a trailer family out of the park physically but keeping them there in every other sense. I laughed out loud and thought the only performance that was not terrific was DeVane's. All the others really pulled it off. I especially liked the idea of an attorney being located in a Mall. Of course, everything else can be found there. Great job Mr. Addis. When can we see your next?


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