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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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Credited cast:
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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:
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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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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 »

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[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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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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