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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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Suzy
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Ricky Kenworthy
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Linda 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Goodbye Sunrise  »

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Box Office

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

M. Emmet Walsh only worked for one day. 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

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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Soundtracks

Kill My Buzz
Performed by Tree Adams
Written by Adam Hirsh
(c) 2000 New Dog Old Trix Publishing (BMI)
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Mr. Addis and Urban nail the local area
13 February 2005 | by (Illinois, United States) – See all my reviews

I was interested to see this movie, because I grew up in Southern Illinois and ran around in Benton as a teenager. Yes, I was a Carbondale Saluki and I believe I know some of the people Mr. Urba and Addis based their characters on. The scary part of the movie is (even if other didn't like the acting of the cast) that really is how most of the people in the local area act. Here's some trivia, local people were mad because the title of the movie was changed from something nice to something degrading, accurate, but degrading. I am also wondering about how Mr. Addis got so many good actors to be in a low budget, bad movie. I know the film has no A-list stars, but I wasn't aware that the actors in it were so disparate for work. Even a Malkovich was involved in the production. Luckily, the only good thing about this movie was seeing Jamie Pressly in the same frame as the old stomping grounds and the fact I don't live there anymore. Stay down and dirty, Slugdriveruh1


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