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Cleopatra Jones (1973)

During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones proves to be an invaluable asset to the local police forces in the war on drugs.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Sykes ...
Doodlebug Simkins
Sgt. Kert
Andy (as Mike Warren)
Albert Popwell ...
Matthew Johnson
Caro Kenyatta ...
Melvin Johnson
Mrs. Johnson
Keith Hamilton ...
Maxwell Woodman
Jay Montgomery ...
Jimmy Beeker
Arnold Dover ...
Annie (as Angela Gibbs)


Cleopatra Jones is a United States Special Agent assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy Cleopatra Jones. Mommy uses her connections with bad cops on the force to cause trouble for Cleopatra's friends and set her up for an attack. Meanwhile, Mommy is having trouble with some of her pushers, like the renegade Doodlebug. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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6 feet 2" and all of it Dynamite! See more »


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Release Date:

13 July 1973 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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The role of Cleopatra Jones was originally written for Vonetta McGee. See more »


During the chase scene, the red Mustang starts off having no hubcaps, but later in the shot, we see one fly off, and the remaining hubcaps in later scenes. See more »


Doodlebug: Hey, how do I look?
Pickle: You look good...
Doodlebug: I don't look good. I look marvelous. It's 'cause I take care of my hair. My hair is like a woman. You treat it good and it treats you good. Ain't that right honey? You hear what I'm saying? Yeah, you got to hold it, caress it, love it. And it will love you right back. And if your hair gets out of line, you take a scissor and say, "Hair, I'm going to cut you."
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Referenced in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) See more »


Love Doctor
Music and Lyrics by J.J. Johnson
Performed by Millie Jackson
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A fun flick!
16 June 2001 | by (Decatur, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Cleopatra Jones was an inspired effort, given the period it was made. As a black male, I really appreciate the film. The character is one of liberation, and contrary to what has been said about the film, her job is to get rid of drugs, and keep America safe, black or white!!! And yes, you can do good in the hood and look good as well! She is clearly not meant to be anti-establishment, and the story goes a long way in that regard. It is too bad that characters such as Cleopatra Jones, Foxy Brown, and Coffy do not get the credit they deserve. You wouldn't find too many strong heroines beside Wonder Woman, until Ellen Ripley comes along in Alien.

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