Kill the Poor (2006)

Kill the Poor
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
David Kumholtz Actor Joe Peltz 1 1000001
Clara Bellar Actor Annabelle Peltz 1 1000002
Paul Calderon Actor Carlos DeJesus 1 1000003
Jon Budinoff Actor Segundo 1 1000004
Cliff Gorman Actor Yakov 1 1000005
Damian Young Actor Delilah 1 1000006
Heather Burns Actor Scarlet 1 1000007
Otto Sanchez Actor Negrito 1 1000008
Zak Orth Actor Butch 1 1000009
Larry Gilliard Actor Spike 1 1000010
Alan Taylor Director n/a 2 2000001
John Malkovich Producer n/a 3 3000001
Russell Smith Producer n/a 3 3000002
Lianne Halfon Producer n/a 3 3000003
Ruth Charny Producer n/a 3 3000004
Gary Winick Producer n/a 3 3000005
Alexis Alexanian Producer n/a 3 3000006
Jonathan Sehring Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Caroline Kaplan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
John Sloss Executive Producer n/a 174 3000009
Jonathan Shoemaker Co-Producer n/a 170 3000010
Daniel Handler Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Joel Rose Source Material (from novel:"Kill the Poor") 120786 4000002
Harlan Bosmajian Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Malcolm Jamieson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael Delory Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Anna Domino Composer n/a 120836 8000002
Rick Butler Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Jennifer Rudin Pearson Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Marie Abma Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
David Ryan Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
Joe Peltz, a young man in 1980s New York, 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 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 is constantly reminding him that his "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, a bully who refuses to pay rent because he lived in the building before everyone else; the hoodlum antics of Carlos' teenage son Segundo; grungy goddess Scarlet bed-hopping her way through all her of the male tenants, from underground artist Spike, to home boy Negrito, to part-time grad student/political activist Butch; and drag queen Delilah keeping everyone abreast of the latest gossip. All of the simmering tensions in the building come to a boil when a mysterious fire erupts in Carlos' apartment, and Joe, now President of "the corporation," is assigned the task of dealing with it.
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