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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carl Lee ...
Eddie
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Georgia (as Shiela Frazier)
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Scatter
Charles McGregor ...
Fat Freddie (as Charles MacGregor)
Nate Adams ...
Dealer
Polly Niles ...
Cynthia
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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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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Never a dude like this one! He's got a plan to stick it to The Man! See more »

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Trivia

The Eldorado Cadillac driven by Priest was owned by KC, the pimp who makes an appearance in the nightclub scene. The deal was that KC would get a part in the movie (in the opening credit it says "and introducing: KC") in exchange for the use of his car. See more »

Goofs

The number of men attacking Priest in the final fight scene varies from shot to shot, though, from the angles used, there should be a consistent number. See more »

Quotes

Youngblood Priest: You better take real good care of me. Nothing, nothing better happen to one hair on my gorgeous head. Can you dig it?
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Referenced in So Wrong They're Right (1995) See more »

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Freddy's Dead
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 (United States) – 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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