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Petey Wheatstraw (1977)

After being murdered by his rivals, Petey Wheatstraw is resurrected, in exchange for marrying the devil's daughter, the world's ugliest woman.

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

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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: I'm gonna get them silly son of a bitches. Let's make it.
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Connections

Featured in I, Dolemite Part III: Petey Wheatstraw (2016) See more »

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Ghetto St. U.S.A.
Written by Nat Dove and Mary Love
Performed by Mary Love
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22 June 2004 | by NullnessSee all my reviews

This movie is a breath of slapstic fresh air. It combines a ryhming charismatic hero (the devil's son in-law) with 60's Batman-inspired supervillains, hilarious kung-fu battling, black folklore, and a pimp staff with magical powers. I can't think of a better premise. The movie's humor is complete slapstick, the bumbling leroy and skillets doing their best to impersonate the three stooges combined (and they're both fat enough to do it). The acting is terrible, with purposfully, silent-movie style over-the-top expressions and reactions. It's a little bit too long and there are some sound difficulties, but well worth checking out. I would've loved to see a tv show with by R.R. Moore and his group.


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