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Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)

R | | Crime, Drama, Horror | June 1975 (USA)
A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.

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B.W. Sandefur (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leslie Uggams ... Elizabeth 'Liz' Wetherly
Shelley Winters ... Bertha
Michael Christian ... Eddie Collins
Ted Cassidy ... Keno
Dub Taylor ... Justice of the Peace Floyd
Slim Pickens ... Sheriff Orville
Lou Joffred Lou Joffred ... Odell
Red Lawson Red Lawson ... The Salesman
Sherif Smith Sherif Smith ... The Deputy
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A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.

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They Used Her Every Which Way There Is ... But Enough Is Enough! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Redneck County See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Georgia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The opening scene with Leslie Uggams singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" was shot at Atlanta Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on November 4, 1973 before a football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams. See more »

Quotes

Orville: Did he bite you on the titties?
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Alternate Versions

Depending on what title you buy the movie under (Redneck County Rape, Poor Pretty Eddie, Heartbreak Motel, etc.), you'll get a different movie, using the same actors, sets, and plot outline. Poor Pretty Eddie and Black Vengeance, for example, are both ultra-violent and sexual with less dialogue than Heartbreak Motel, which is a filmed play. "Motel" also gives backstory for several of the characters whose existence is relatively unexplained in "Eddie," most notably featuring a scene where Bertha gives a monologue about how Keno got his scars. Also, Heartbreak Motel features none of the sex or violence so prevalent in "Eddie", and the two films have completely different endings. See more »


Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key'
Music by John Stafford Smith
Sung by Leslie Uggams
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Shelley Winters tour-de-force in a twisted backwoods love triangle!
17 August 1999 | by dragon-90See all my reviews

An obscure treat! This flick deserves to be a new cult classic. It is rich in tawdry sick sexuality and over the top performances. Shelley Winters gives a tour-de-force as the faded burlesque beauty surrounded by a court of simpletons who indulge her fantasies and create a bizarre, Fellini-esque world of sad rejects. The twisted plot ostensibly centers around Leslie Uggams' hellish enslavement at a backcountry inn that makes the woods of "Deliverance" seem tame. But the real story is between Shelley and her men. This movie is fabulously tasteless!


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