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Coffy (1973)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  13 June 1973 (USA)
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A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.

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Howard Brunswick
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King George
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Carter
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Arturo Vitroni
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Omar
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Priscilla (as Carol Lawson)
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Aleva
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Sugarman
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Storyline

Nurse "Coffy" Coffin leads a double life. During the day, she's a nurse at work. At night, she's an avenging angel on a personal vendetta, tracking down the drug pushers who hooked her younger sister on drugs. Along the way, she meets a honest police detective who also is leading a double life. Written by blazesnakes9

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She had a body men would die for - and a lot of them did! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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13 June 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Belali dilber  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The idea to hide various weapons in Coffy's afro came from Pam Grier. See more »

Goofs

It is hot & sunny when King George is taken in his own car, then can see that is raining when the car first stops (see back window) and the weather is back to being hot & sunny during the noose sequence. See more »

Quotes

Grover: I got your fix, don't you want your fix?
Coffy: No, but you do.
Grover: I don't get this. What do you want with me?
Coffy: My name's Coffy, Lubelle Coffin's my little sister.
Grover: Lubelle?
Coffy: She's a smack addict at 11! And you gave it to her you dirty shake!
Grover: Please, please!
Coffy: Her whole life is gone, she can never get it back, and you've living real good, that ain't right.
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Referenced in Drive Hard: Sid Haig Remembers 'Pit Stop' (2014) See more »

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King George
Music by Roy Ayers
Lyrics by Carl Clay
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Wham! Bam! Thank you, Pam!
19 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

What a great film! After seeing "Friday Foster" last week which was a quite disappointment Pam found back to old qualities with this movie! The nerve-straining and tame political correctness of "Friday Foster" is fortunately totally missing, because "Coffy" follows straight up to some unwritten genre laws: the white are the bad guys, black ones the good - that´s how the rules of blaxploitation normally function! The story is simple: nurse Coffy takes revenge for her little sister, who was maltreated by the drug syndicate. Sometimes the film reminded me on Michael Winner´s "Death Wish", however Charles Bronson is a little milk boy in comparison to the tough and sexy Coffy: Pam shows her breasts every five minutes and when she doesn´t she kills a dozens of people instead. The scene when she blows away the head of an evil pimp is next to William Lustig´s "Maniac" the greatest headshot ever featured in a film! Loved also the hilarious girl brawl at the buffet! A great fun flick!!


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