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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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Welcome to Memphis.

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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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6 December 2003 | by (Jamaica, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie.

Phenomenal screenplay, lovingly photographed, incredibly well acted and directed. I think it's an astonishing movie.

For a first-time, low budget, movie, it's a miracle. Miraculous that it could be executed so well, and miraculous in that the director stayed true to his story and his characters, rather than trying to go over the top in attracting attention and showcasing his brilliance.

It really captures in an honest way the duality of life.

It is amazingly straightforward, told without overacting, building characters whom we wind up caring about.


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