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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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Brenda Sykes ...
Tiffany
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Doodlebug Simkins
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Crawford
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Purdy
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Sgt. Kert
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Andy (as Mike Warren)
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Matthew Johnson
Caro Kenyatta ...
Melvin Johnson
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Mrs. Johnson
Keith Hamilton ...
Maxwell Woodman
Jay Montgomery ...
Jimmy Beeker
Arnold Dover ...
Art
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Annie (as Angela Gibbs)
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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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Trivia

Cleo's ride in the film is a customized black and silver 1973 Corvette Stingray. When she opens the door to get out, the T-bar panel in the roof above the driver's seat automatically opens as well so she can get out without squashing her afro. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mommy: WHAT! That bitch! That god damn black bitch! Ohhhhhh, how dare she mess around with my poppies! My god, everybody in Turkey must be flying and I'll kill her and I will kill her! 30-million dollars up in smoke! God damn her, that trouble-makin' coon!
Eve: Here's some brandy. It will calm your nerves.
Mommy: Oh, thank you, Eve, darling. Mmmm. Ahhhh. You're the only one around here, gives a shit about Mommy. Mmmm. Well, now, as long as she's over there, nothings gonna get through! I want her black ass back ...
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Spoofed in The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) See more »

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Theme from Cleopatra Jones
Written, Produced and Performed by Joe Simon
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Not a great movie but deserves to be seen
10 November 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

It deserves to be seen because it features the incredible Antonio Fargas, as a mob little boss, with cool clothes and hilarious jive talking. In my opinion Antonio is a great actor, each time i saw him i was stunned by his rhythmic talking and the way he moves. It deserves to be seen because it features Shelley Winters as Mommy, a lesbian red-head old mob chieftain whose angriness and sadism are really funny to see (in my European DVD, there is no scene in which she receives a feet massage!). Plot, kung-fuish fight scenes are not fantastic, Tamara Dobson who plays the leading role is a nice-looking tall woman who does not play very well and does not do really sexy stuff (she does not match with Pam Grier), but i nevertheless had a good moment seeing this movie, and i hope you will too. Cleopatra drives an awesome car, the car chase scene is good, and she wears a majestic afro haircut, and like Pam Grier in Foxy Brown she changes clothes before each scene, it's like a fashion review, it is cool.


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