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Trouble Man (1972)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  14 April 1973 (Japan)
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It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool, loose, elegant Mr. T to fix things. Then, the masked manipulators set ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chalky Price
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Pete Cockrell
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Captain Joe Marx (as Bill Smithers)
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Cleo
Julius Harris ...
Big
Bill Henderson ...
Jimmy
Wayne Storm ...
Frank
Akili Jones ...
Billy Chi
Vince Howard ...
Preston
Stack Pierce ...
Collie
Lawrence Cook ...
Buddy (as Larry Cook)
Virginia Capers ...
Macy
Rick Ferrell ...
Pindar
James 'Texas Blood' Brown ...
Wesley
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It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool, loose, elegant Mr. T to fix things. Then, the masked manipulators set up the death of a collector for a rival gang lord. It looks like it's up to T to keep a gang war from breaking out, keep the police off his back, and earn his fee from Chalky and Pete. Then things get complicated. A pool hall, a boxing gym, women's well-furnished apartments, and the mean streets of L.A. give T room to sort out what seems from what is. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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set up | pool hall | police | death | crap game | See more »

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His friends call him Mr. T. His enemies call for mercy! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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14 April 1973 (Japan)  »

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Detective g  »

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One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Goofs

As Chalky and Pete are about to get into T's car, the microphone is clearly visible at the bottom of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Cleo, T's Girl: Should I be worried for you?
Mr. T: Yeah, worry. That's real good for you, and it helps a lot. Shit, baby, there's nothin' to worry about. Be cool.
Cleo, T's Girl: If I didn't love you, I wouldn't even ask, baby.
Mr. T: Later.
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References The Lady from Shanghai (1947) See more »

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Totally underrated Blaxploitation flick
22 June 2000 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Judging by the low number of votes for this film on the IMDB, it appears not too many people have had a chance to see this movie, which is a real shame. I saw it on the Fox Movie Channel last night, and was thoroughly impressed. "Trouble Man" has a good plot, good characters, good performances, and a good script. Robert Hooks is great in the lead as the badass private dick "T". I would add that, in my opinion, this film is as good if not better than "Shaft". That's high praise, perhaps, but see the movie and you might agree. I should put it in more blunt terms: if John Shaft and T were ever to have some beef with each other, T would definitely hold his own, and at the very least, give Shaft an ass whuppin' he would not soon forget.


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