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Petey Wheatstraw
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Petey Wheatstraw (1978)

": Have No Fear, It's the Comedy Smash of the Year!"

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US: 31 December 1978
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Directed by: Cliff Roquemore
Writing Credits: Cliff Roquemore
Main Cast: Rudy Ray Moore Jimmy Lynch Leroy Daniels Ernest Mayhand Ebony Wright
Runtime: 94m


Plot Summary:

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 also indulge in wholesale murder. Satan restores the comedians' victims to life, and charges Petey with the task of marrying his clock-stoppingly ugly daughter to giving him a grandchild. When Petey attempts to default on the deal, he is pursued by the devil's henchmen.



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