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Coffy (1973)

A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.

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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's the "GODMOTHER" of them all. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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13 June 1973 (USA)  »

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Belali dilber  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Final film of Gail Davis. See more »

Goofs

Obvious dummy when Coffy runs down a thug while crashing through Vitroni's house. See more »

Quotes

Coffy: [holding a shotgun on Howard] Hello Howard, come and sit down, I ain't mad at you.
Howard Brunswick: Coffy baby, I knew they weren't really going to do it.
Coffy: Oh I ain't here because they didn't try, lover.
Howard Brunswick: Well they would've done it anyway, no matter what I said, you know that don't you?
Coffy: Yeah I know, I told you I ain't mad.
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Connections

Featured in Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Shining Symbol
Music by Roy Ayers
Lyrics by Carl Clay
Sung by Wayne Garfield
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9 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

The prequel to Foxy Brown, Coffy is the better of the two and is a pleasant surprise. Thanks to Turner Classic Movies 'Rob Zombie Friday Night' features my husband and I were able to see both Coffy and Foxy Brown. Prior to actually seeing these films one had steered clear of the genre due to all of the terrible contemporary reviews. Now over 30 years later it was a sheer delight to see the beauteous and talented Pamela Grier in a gritty and electrifying portrayal. Coffy is simply a non-stop action thriller with humor juxtaposed to scenes of violence. There is not really any time to catch one's breath Hill's direction is frenetic and impressive. The marvelous Robert DoQui does his usual excellent work as King George, many may remember him in Altman's Nashville (1975)as Wade Cooley. The cast is wonderful, the acting is over the top and yet it all works together. The injustices of that era are now, sadly, all too easily recognizable and Hill's script is too spot on to be considered campy. The magic of Coffy is, however, Pamela Grier. This woman is simply a joy to behold. There is abundant nudity in Coffy and it is very apropos. Foxy Brown is a decidedly 2nd rate film by comparison. But it today!


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