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Entries Tagged as 'Blaxploitation'

A Pimp Is Only As Good As His Product

February 6th, 2011 · 100 Comments

Promoting I’m Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988, Steve James, who appeared as “Kung Fu Joe” in the blaxploitation spoof, commented: “I always hated that label ‘blaxploitation.’ I wondered, why couldn’t there just be films with black stars? You know, you’d go around the corner from a theater showing one of them, and there’d be […]

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Tags: Blaxploitation · Brother/brother relationship · Crooked officer · Cult favorite · Famous line · Gangsters and hoodlums · Master and pupil · Prostitute · Shootout

Cooley High (1975)

June 13th, 2006 · 3 Comments

In and around the Cabrini Green housing projects on Chicago’s north side in 1964, this much beloved coming-of-age film follows teenagers “Preach” (Glynn Turman) and “Cochise” (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) as they goof around and try to find where they want to go in life. Directed by Michael Schultz and written by Eric Monte, Cooley High was […]

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Tags: Blaxploitation

Truck Turner (1974)

May 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

Isaac Hayes stars in this terrific American International Pictures drive-in flick as the title character, a football player turned bounty hunter. Truck and his partner Jerry (Alan Weeks) are dispatched to bring an armed and dangerous pimp to jail. The pimp escapes by eventually running into a bar and throwing wads of cash at anyone […]

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Tags: Blaxploitation