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Super Fly
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Writer:
Phillip Fenty (written by)
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Release Date:
4 August 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Never a dude like this one! He's got a plan to stick it to The Man! See more »
Plot:
The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Look, I know it's a rotten game, but it's the only one The Man left us to play. See more (57 total) »

Cast

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Ron O'Neal ... Priest
Carl Lee ... Eddie

Sheila Frazier ... Georgia (as Shiela Frazier)
Julius Harris ... 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 Rolaf ... Police

Alex Stevens ... Police
Harry Manson ... Police
Floyd Levine ... Police
Sig Shore ... Deputy Commissioner (as Mike Richards)
Chris Arnett ... Coke Buyer
Cecil Alonzo ... Militant
Gene Chambers ... Militant
John Williams ... Militant
E. Preston Reddick ... Karate Instructor
Lorraine Horn ... Mother In Apartment
Nick Sands ... Contracted Man
Bob Richards ... Contracted Man
Nita Michaels ... Hooker
Vicki McLaughlin ... Hooker

Curtis Mayfield ... Himself (The Curtis Mayfield Experience)
Henry Gibson ... Himself (The Curtis Mayfield Experience)
Lucky Scott ... Himself (The Curtis Mayfield Experience)
Craig McMullen ... Himself (The Curtis Mayfield Experience)
Tyrone McCullough ... Himself (The Curtis Mayfield Experience)

Directed by
Gordon Parks Jr. 
 
Writing credits
Phillip Fenty (written by)

Produced by
Sig Shore .... producer
Irving Stimler .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Curtis Mayfield 
 
Cinematography by
James Signorelli (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bob Brady 
 
Costume Design by
Nate Adams 
 
Makeup Department
James Farabee .... makeup artist
Walter Fountain .... hair stylist (as Walter Fountaine)
Webster McKnight .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Cecil Alonzo .... assistant production manager
Nolan Constantine .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Candace Allen .... second assistant director
Kurt Baker .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jerry Baker .... boom operator
Bob Brady .... sound effects editor
Harry Lapham .... sound
 
Stunts
Erik Cord .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Harry Madsen .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Alex Stevens .... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Fernbach .... chief grip
Michael Lesser .... gaffer
Gordon Parks Jr. .... photographer: still sequence
Santiago Perales .... lighting
Minervino Rojas .... camera operator
Robert D. Shulman .... chief electrician (as Bob Shulman)
 
Editorial Department
Fredericka Taylor .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Bob Brady .... music editor
Curtis Mayfield .... music arranger
Curtis Mayfield .... orchestrator
Johnny Pate .... conductor
 
Other crew
David Parks .... unit publicist
 

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Runtime:
93 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:14A | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1988) | USA:R

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Trivia:
Financing for the film came from two dentists and Gordon Parks father of the film's director Gordon Parks Jr..See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the opening foot chase, the camera cord becomes visible several times at the bottom of the screen.See more »
Quotes:
Youngblood Priest:Can you dig it?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Cable Guy (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Super FlySee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Look, I know it's a rotten game, but it's the only one The Man left us to play., 14 November 2010
Author: lastliberal from United States

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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