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Petey Wheatstraw (1977)

Petey Wheatstraw (Rudy Ray Moore) is a candidate to become the devil's son-in-law. The storyline is a scaffolding on which Rudy Ray Moore's standup humor can be unfolded. Beginning life as ... See full summary »

Director:

Cliff Roquemore

Writers:

Rudy Ray Moore (based on the character created by) (as R.R. Moore), Cliff Roquemore
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudy Ray Moore ... Petey
Jimmy Lynch Jimmy Lynch ... Jimmy
Leroy Daniels Leroy Daniels ... Leroy
Ernest Mayhand Ernest Mayhand ... Skillet
Ebony Wright ... Nell / Devil's Daughter
Steve Gallon Steve Gallon ... Steve (as Wildman Steve)
G. Tito Shaw G. Tito Shaw ... Lucifer
Ted Clemmons Ted Clemmons ... Ted
Marvin Jones Marvin Jones ... Scarface Willie
George Mireless George Mireless ... Mr. White
Bryan L. Roquemore Bryan L. Roquemore ... Larry
Clifford Roquemore II Clifford Roquemore II ... Baby Petey
Brian Breye Brian Breye ... Bantu
Rose Williams Rose Williams ... Petey's Mother
Sy Richardson ... Petey's Father
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Storyline

Petey Wheatstraw (Rudy Ray Moore) is a candidate to become the devil's son-in-law. The storyline is a scaffolding on which Rudy Ray Moore's standup humor can be unfolded. Beginning life as the afterbirth to a watermelon, the young Wheatstraw becomes a martial artist, but is unable to best the evil comedy team of Leroy and Skillet, who also indulge in wholesale murder. Satan restores the comedians' victims to life, and charges Petey with the task of marrying his clock-stoppingly ugly daughter to giving him a grandchild. When Petey attempts to default on the deal, he is pursued by the devil's henchmen. Written by Ørnås

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Taglines:

Have No Fear, It's the Comedy Smash of the Year!

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Petey Wheatstraw, the Devil's Son-In-Law See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Comedian International See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ernest Mayhand and Leroy Daniels' also play characters named Skillet and Leroy in Sanford and Son (1972). See more »

Goofs

In the closing credits, the martial arts performers are listed as "marshall arts performers". See more »

Quotes

Petey: Oh, hell no, uh uh. No no no, I won't marry her, deal or no deal. Kill me man, kill me, uh umm!
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dolemite (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Loving You
Written by Nat Dove and Mary Love
Performed by Mary Love
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Odd start and finish - the rest is HILARIOUS!!!
29 June 2003 | by treshonSee all my reviews

I had trouble watching Dolemite (horrible acting) one month ago and Disco Godfather (crazy-a** halucination scenes, going on very long!) today!!! BUT!!! - Petey Wheatstraw had me laughing pretty much through the entire thing - watermelons, Petey's magical gift he recieved from the Devil, and Leroy & Skillet - hahahaha!!! Great actors, funny as hell! If you want to check out a Rudy Ray Moore film, check out this one! It's got a GREAT soundtrack, and the acting is better than his others (although I haven't seen Human Tornado in a while, very funny Kung-Fu moves by Rudy).


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