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The Poor & Hungry (2000)

 |  Drama  |  4 August 2000 (USA)
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A Memphis car thief falls in love with one of his victims, an attractive cellist.

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Eric Tate ...
Eli Foote
Lindsey Roberts ...
Harper
Lake Latimer ...
Amanda
John Still ...
Mr. Coles
Keenon Nikita ...
Archie
Dennis Phillippi ...
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T.C. Sharpe ...
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Preacher
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A Memphis car thief falls in love with one of his victims, an attractive cellist.

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Cowboy Urles: I don't mean to shoot the messenger, but I wants my ride.
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Cool movie, especially if you're from Memphis
1 October 2000 | by (Memphis, TN) – See all my reviews

The Poor and Hungry is an excellent film, especially if you live in or are familiar with Memphis. The ending is a little silly, but otherwise the movie is both funny and heartwrenching. It's also a incredibly insightful look at the unique culture of Memphis, touching on the city's poverty, race issues and seediness while at the same time showing the filmmaker's genuine love for a town like no other. For Memphians, it's a must-see; for everyone else, it's still worth the price of a ticket.


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