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The Poor & Hungry (2000)

A Memphis car thief falls in love with one of his victims, an attractive cellist.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Tate ...
Eli Foote
Lindsey Roberts ...
Harper
Lake Latimer ...
Amanda
John Still ...
Mr. Coles
Keenon Nikita ...
Archie
Dennis Phillippi ...
Bobo
T.C. Sharpe ...
Cowboy Urles
Jay Munn ...
Preacher
Wanda Wilson ...
Miss Wanda
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Beale Street Tourist
Lazarus Hawk ...
Dealer
Larry Moore
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A Memphis car thief falls in love with one of his victims, an attractive cellist.

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Craig Brewer: He can be seen in the mirror filming the scene where Harper is working in the strip club. See more »

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Cowboy Urles: I don't mean to shoot the messenger, but I wants my ride.
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Started watching, couldn't stop.
8 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I came across this film on IFC one night, very late. I started watching and though I was really tired, I just couldn't pull myself away. I ended up thinking about it long after the final credits had rolled.

This is a fine film with very strong performances. Like many of the best independent films, you get a fresh story about people you don't know, played by people you don't know. No preconceived notions. You get to learn about their world. And through the strength of the story and the acting, you begin to care about it.

Lyndsay Roberts gives an exceptional performance. I'm surprised I've not seen more of her, or other actors from this film, since. Craig Brewer has gone on to "bigger" things such as Hustle & Flow, and we'll likely see more from him.

I'd really like to see The Poor and Hungry released to DVD so that more people can have access to this nice piece of film making.


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