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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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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karl Chambless ...
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 »

Quotes

[Eli and Harper are walking to Amanda's concert at the University of Memphis. Harper begins looking up at the sky]
Harper: This is like a date!
Eli Foote: It ain't like that...
Harper: With a real live girl!
Eli Foote: What are you doing?
Harper: Oh, I was just looking for the flying pigs. Come on, Casanova, let's go get us some culture.
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A resounding thumbs up.
29 July 2001 | by (Jackson, TN) – See all my reviews

The Poor and Hungry was Craig Brewer's first released feature film. It is not merely a great directorial debut - it is simply a great film on any standard. Rarely has any filmmaker been more able to capture Memphis in its mythic entirety. Before The Poor and Hungry, audiences looked to Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train as the definitive Memphis flick. But as much as I love that movie, I believe that Jarmusch (a transplant from Akron, Ohio, I might add) has been upstaged by Brewer's more masterful approach to the Memphis scene in which characters have more to talk about than Elvis and Sun Studios, yet hold onto that edge of Memphis funk. Watch out for Craig Brewer - I have a feeling we'll all be hearing more about him in the years to come.


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