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Trouble Man (1972)

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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Chalky Price
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Pete Cockrell
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Captain Joe Marx (as Bill Smithers)
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Cleo
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Big
Bill Henderson ...
Jimmy
Wayne Storm ...
Frank
Akili Jones ...
Billy Chi
Vince Howard ...
Preston
Stack Pierce ...
Collie
Lawrence Cook ...
Buddy (as Larry Cook)
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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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One cat... who plays like an army! See more »

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Trivia

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

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

Quotes

Sam: I got trouble, Mr T.
Mr. T: What kind, Sam?
Sam: My brother. They got him in jail again.
Mr. T: For what?
Sam: Burglary.
Mr. T: With a gun?
Sam: Yes. Fool wouldn't use his head!
Mr. T: You don't need me man, you need a bail bondsmen.
Sam: I can't get nobody to go bond for him. You know he ran out one time, Mr T.
Mr. T: He ran out more than once Sam and you know it, don't jive me.
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Referenced in Four Brothers (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Mess With Mister
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Composed and performed by Marvin Gaye
Arranged by Jack Hayes and Leo Shuken
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F@#k John Shaft
29 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I originally became curious about this movie because of the original score and Soundtrack by Marvin Gaye. After waiting a couple of years for the DVD to be released, I was truly impressed by the film as a whole. I'm very disappointed by the score of this film on IMDb. This has to be the most slept on blackploitation movie there is. It has very excellent plot and cinematography that puts you right into the action. Hell, Robert Hooks has to be one of the most unsung heroes in action movies. I watch the movie over a dozen times There was someone that was "cooler" than Shaft, His name is Mr. T. (not the guy with the Mohawk). This is a definite must for you black action collection.


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