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Kill the Poor (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 May 2003 (USA)
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When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Taylor

Writers:

Joel Rose (novel), Daniel Handler (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clara Bellar Clara Bellar ... Annabelle
Jon Budinoff ... Segundo
Heather Burns ... Scarlet
Paul Calderon ... Carlos
Maryfrances Careccia ... Rose
Annie Crean Annie Crean ... Constance (Six Months)
Julianna DeDonno Julianna DeDonno ... Constance (Toddler)
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Spike (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Cliff Gorman ... Yakov
Chris Hutchison Chris Hutchison ... Joel
Anita Keal ... Ruth
David Krumholtz ... Joe
Chuck Low ... Bruno
Zak Orth ... Butch
Victor Pagan Victor Pagan ... Attila
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When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his immigrant grandparents arriving in the same neighborhood with a new life. This is the urban frontier filled with comic mixture of gentrifies, homeboys, dealers and local residents simply bent on staying a float. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Sadly, Cliff Gorman's final film. He died from leukaemia on 5th September 2002, before the film was realeased. See more »

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References Dallas (1978) See more »

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strange tenants
16 September 2006 | by wrlangSee all my reviews

Kill the Poor is about a group of people living in a formerly abandoned apartment building in a bad area of NY. One of the group, Carlos and his son, cleaned up the building that was infested with addicts and dealers before anyone else got there. As other weirdoes move in they formed a corporation and wanted to secure the building further, but the intimidating Carlos didn't feel he had to pay rent to the corporation because he made the building a draw in the first place. Conflicts arose and between the scenes and the flashbacks you get the whole story by the end. A little bit of a surprise ending, but nothing too far out. Good acting, camera work and a decent screen play. Some problems with editing.


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Language:

English

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2.35 : 1
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