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      Poor Pretty Eddie

      R Released Apr 16, 1975 1 hr. 24 min. Drama List
      Reviews 37% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Vacationing jazz singer Liz Wetherly (Leslie Uggams) is driving through backwoods Georgia when her car breaks down. She ends up at a hunting lodge owned by Bertha (Shelley Winters), a former starlet in love with Eddie Collins (Michael Christian), a young, unhinged Elvis wannabe. His unsettling fascination with Liz rapidly leads to her imprisonment and rape, and, when Bertha and Eddie murder any potential rescuers, Liz realizes she must take charge of her own bid for freedom and bloody revenge. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Lesley Uggams is terrorized by Shelley Winters, something that Winters had been doing to movie audiences for years. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Also called Heartbreak Motel where I have left my review. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Low rent, badly acted with Shelley chewing the scenery shamelessly. Distasteful and tawdry. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I generally like these types of movies but this one drags and the payoff is not so great. I am glad I watched it but I can't imagine sitting through it again. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member interesting movie. not predictable in any way. if possible watch the extra feature with cast interviews-- which is more entertaining than the actual movie and will give you an appreciation for the final product. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Definitely worth a watch, but I couldn't figure out what the hell was going on. Still not sure what all took place. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jacob Knight Birth.Movies.Death. Poor Pretty Eddie isn't afraid to be recklessly mean, an attribute sorely missing in the modern cinematic landscape. Mar 19, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Vacationing jazz singer Liz Wetherly (Leslie Uggams) is driving through backwoods Georgia when her car breaks down. She ends up at a hunting lodge owned by Bertha (Shelley Winters), a former starlet in love with Eddie Collins (Michael Christian), a young, unhinged Elvis wannabe. His unsettling fascination with Liz rapidly leads to her imprisonment and rape, and, when Bertha and Eddie murder any potential rescuers, Liz realizes she must take charge of her own bid for freedom and bloody revenge.
      Director
      Richard Robinson, David Worth
      Production Co
      Artaxerxes Productions, Michael Thevis Enterprises Production
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 16, 1975, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 2, 2017
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