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The Poor & Hungry (2000)

A Memphis car thief falls in love with one of his victims, an attractive cellist.


Craig Brewer


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Credited cast:
Eric Tate ... Eli Foote
Lindsey Roberts Lindsey Roberts ... Harper
Lake Latimer Lake Latimer ... Amanda
John Still John Still ... Mr. Coles
Keenon Nikita Keenon Nikita ... Archie
Dennis Phillippi Dennis Phillippi ... Bobo
T.C. Sharpe T.C. Sharpe ... Cowboy Urles
Jay Munn Jay Munn ... Preacher
Wanda Wilson Wanda Wilson ... Miss Wanda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karl Chambless Karl Chambless ... Beale Street Tourist
Lazarus Hawk Lazarus Hawk ... Dealer
Larry Moore Larry Moore


A Memphis car thief falls in love with one of his victims, an attractive cellist.

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Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Memphis, Tennessee, USA


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$20,000 (estimated)
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BR2 Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


Craig Brewer: He can be seen in the mirror filming the scene where Harper is working in the strip club. See more »


Cowboy Urles: I don't mean to shoot the messenger, but I wants my ride.
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Crazy Credits

"Dedicated to Walter Brewer." See more »


Referenced in Hustle & Flow (2005) See more »


Hex & Hell
Written by Jason Freeman
Performed by Jason Freeman
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I couldn't believe how great it was.
17 September 2000 | by jredSee all my reviews

I actually registered w/ imdb just to vote on this movie. It was based in Memphis, but I didn't know anyone in the movie, so this isn't biased or anything. I usually don't like "arty" movies (hey, I liked Mystery Men), but this was exceptional. Not what I would expect. The acting, plot, soundtrack, production, everything was great. I paid $7 to see this, and I'd pay $15 to see it again. It's about a reluctant car thief who gets emotionally attached to one of his victims. A gritty look at consequenses. Don't base your decision on what I've written, because I'm not a critic. Just go see it. If you don't like it, I'll send you a Tootsie Roll.

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