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Super Fly (1972)

The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire.

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Cast

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Carl Lee ...
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Georgia (as Shiela Frazier)
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Charles McGregor ...
Fat Freddie (as Charles MacGregor)
Nate Adams ...
Polly Niles ...
Yvonne Delaine ...
Mrs. Freddie
Henry Shapiro ...
Robbery Victim
K.C. ...
Pimp
James G. Richardson ...
Junkie (as Jim Richardson)
Make Bray ...
Junkie
Al Kiggins ...
Police
Bob Bonds ...
Police
Fred Ottaviano ...
Police (as Fred Rolaf)
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Storyline

Super Fly is a cocaine dealer who begins to realize that his life will soon end with either prison or his death. He decides to build an escape from the life by making his biggest deal yet, converting the coke to cash and running off to start a new life. The problem is that the Mob does not have a retirement plan and will give him a choice of staying and selling for them or dying if they find out his intentions. Written by John Vogel <jvogel@dgs. dgsys.com>

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All He Needed Was One Last Deal... See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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4 August 1972 (USA)  »

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$58,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The car that Priest drives is a 1972 Cadillac Eldorado with a Rolls Royce Grill. See more »

Goofs

The camera crew is reflected in panels of Priest's car during the opening shots. See more »

Quotes

Militant: We'd like to talk to you, brothers.
Youngblood Priest: We're waitin' on some people.
Militant: Well, it won't take long. Besides, you got plenty of time for your brothers. After all, black folks been mighty good to you and you owe those people somethin' too.
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Connections

Referenced in Dark Shadows (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song)
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
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Look, I know it's a rotten game, but it's the only one The Man left us to play.
14 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Long "Maxi" coats and "Superfly" hats with platform shoes: yes, I was one who jumped into the fashion trend at the time. I hat a purple hat and coat and four-inch platforms after this film came out. I wish I had a picture. :-)

This was a defining film that mightily affect a generation. The music of Curtis Mayfield made it even more enjoyable. It wasn't just a blaxploitation film, it was a good experience.

Sure the fights were lame, the acting nothing to write home about, and even the sex scenes left a lot to be desired, but this was an important film. See it ass soon as you can.


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