Title: Petey Wheatstraw (1977)
Director/Writer: Cliff Roquemore/Cliff Roquemore
Cast: Rudy Ray Moore, Jimmy Lynch, Leroy Daniels, Ernest Mayhand, Ebony Wright, Steve Gallon, G. Tito Shaw, Ted Clemmons, etc.
Duration: 94 minutes.
Languages: English; no subtitles.
Description: In this slapstick blaxploitation feature, Petey Wheatstraw (Rudy Ray Moore, aka "Mr. Dolomite") 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 eventually resort to wholesale murder to rid themselves of Petey. Satan restores the comedians' victims to life, and charges Petey with the task of marrying his daughter to give him a grandchild. When Petey attempts to default on the deal, he is pursued by the devil's henchmen.
Ridiculous. Absolutely fucking ridiculous. This certainly isn't a good movie in, like, conventional movie terms or anything -- it's very low budget and, in general, the comedy is unintentional as often as it's intentional -- but it's full of unusually creative oddball bits, which I'll grudgingly avoid spoiling here, and it stars Rudy Ray Moore, who has enough charisma to make just about anything interesting. At the serious risk of overstating the film's value: The first fifteen minutes are gold! Pure gold! And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that it has the devil ... walking around in a track suit! A goddamned track suit! And, and, and -- no, I've said too much! I'll stop now.
Also: I uploaded this back when I didn't see much point in taking down detailed information about the files I was uploading, so you're fresh out of luck if you're looking for information on the release before downloading. I can't remember any serious problems, for whatever that's worth.
Fortunately, I did take a screenshot at the time.
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