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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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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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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 »

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Cowboy Urles: I don't mean to shoot the messenger, but I wants my ride.
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Great independent film
6 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just wanted to take a minute and express just how impressed I was to learn how novice the cast was that pulled off this spectacular, gritty film based in the south. While I enjoyed seeing a lot of locals my favorite character was Eli. I look forward to seeing more of this local Memphis talent on the big screen. Harper's character was also a great performance. I really think Lindsey and Eric must have worked many hours off camera to pull off the natural love-hate relationship. My only real criticism was the choice for the female lead. She was sweet and seemed innocent enough but you really can't expect the rest of the cast to pull up one actors game. As they say in the Dirty South you either got game or you don't. Overall this no budget film showed great promise for director Craig Brewer as well as a handful of Memphis natives whom to my knowledge devoted well over a year of their lives to this project for free. Well, not entirely free I am sure the were promised a return if the movie ever gets picked up so I am sure in the end all of those who made it happen with get theirs.


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