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Kill the Poor (2006)

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Release Date
 USA: Jan 6, 2006

Country USA

Production Companies
IFC Productions, InDigEnt (Independent Digital Entertainment), Mr. Mudd

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Genre: Drama

Plot: "Kill The Poor" is the story of Joe Peltz (David Krumholtz), a young man in 1980s New York, who buys into a squatter tenement in the Lower East Side neighborhood where his immigrant grandparents first settled, hoping to make a life for his new wife Annabelle (Clara Bellar) and the baby they have on the way. From the start, the former tenants of the apartment, and heads of "the corporation" that run the co-op, warn Joe and Annabelle that living in the building will be more than they bargained for, and that their relationship may not survive. Joe's Uncle Yakov (Cliff Gorman) is constantly reminding him that this "war zone" is not his grandmother's neighborhood anymore - there are junkies sleeping in his grandfather's old tailor shop, the building where his mother was born is now a vacant lot, you can't even find the synagogue, and the corner bodega has been shut down for selling human meat. But this apartment is all they can afford, and Joe is determined to make it work. As Joe struggles to keep himself and his marriage together, the building's problems begin to take over his life: the never-ending "board meetings" about whose responsibility it is to sleep in the doorway to keep the junkies out; the constant debate about how to get rid of Carlos (Paul Calderon), a bully who

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 Directed by
Alan Taylor
The Emperor's New Clothes, Palookaville, Deadwood
 Written by
Daniel Handler
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Rick
Joel Rose
Dead Weekend
David Krumholtz
Serenity, Ray, 10 Things I Hate About You
Otto Sanchez
Bad Boys II, Push
Fisher Stevens
Hackers, Short Circuit, Super Mario Bros.
Clara Bellar
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, Randonneurs, Les, Rendezvous in Paris
Jon Budinoff
Transamerica, A Talent for Trouble, Descent
Heather Burns
You've Got Mail, Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks Notice
Paul Calderon
Pulp Fiction, The Firm, Cop Land
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