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The Poor and Hungry (2000)





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In this gritty independent drama, Eli (Eric Tate) is a car thief who works for Mr. Coles (John Still), the owner of a not entirely legit salvage shop. Eli has begun to have qualms about his career, and one day, after stealing a car from Amanda (Lake Latimer), an attractive young music student, he's wracked with remorse, and when he meets Amanda at an impound yard where she hoped to find her car, he offers her a ride home. A romance begins to blossom between Eli and Amanda, but as Eli tries to tear himself away from his life of crime, another woman named Harper (Lindsey Roberts) tries to draw him back in. Harper is a novice car thief herself who has a deal with Cowboy Earl (T.C. Sharpe), the owner of a seedy massage parlor, for a black-market Cadillac. However, to get the car Earl wants, Harper will have to go through Mr. Coles, and she sees Eli as the perfect go-between. Shot on digital video equipment in Memphis, TN, The Poor and Hungry was the first feature film from writer and director Craig Brewer. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Eric Tate
as Eli Foote
John Still
as Mr. Coles

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If you've seen Hustle & Flow you'll understand how much it owes to the experience had here.

June 22, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Brewer's storytelling instincts are sure, his visual sense is keen and he gets convincing performances from all his actors -- a rare achievement at this beginner's level of feature filmmaking.

November 15, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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