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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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Captain Joe Marx (as Bill Smithers)
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Big
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Jimmy
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Akili Jones ...
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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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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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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 in the pool room waiting for T to finish his game, Chalky speaks without moving his lips. See more »

Quotes

Pete: [on phone] This is Pete Cockrell. I want to talk to Chalky.
Mr. T: This is T. Chalky's dead - now I'm coming to get your honky ass!
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Referenced in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) See more »

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Trouble Man
Composed and performed by Marvin Gaye
Arranged by Dale Oehler
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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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