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Coffy (1973)

 -  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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Cast

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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
Barry Cahill ...
McHenry
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Nick
Ruben Moreno ...
Ramos
Lisa Farringer ...
Jeri
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Priscilla (as Carol Lawson)
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Meg
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Aleva
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Grover
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Sugarman
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Storyline

Coffy is a nurse whose younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin. Coffy sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who cross her path. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

American International Pictures lost the chance to make Cleopatra Jones (1973) and made this film instead, which ended up grossing more money in spite of a smaller budget. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Priscilla threatens Coffy with a knife, and Coffy reacts by shattering a wine bottle and threatening her with the jagged edge]
Coffy: So, you wanna play with knives, huh? Well you picked the wrong player!
Priscilla: No, no please look I didn't mean nothin'! Please!
Coffy: Now I'm gonna give you another slice to match the one you got from that dope-pushin' pimp, unless you tell me where he keeps the stuff!
Priscilla: No, please! He'll kill me! Ow... ALRIGHT, alright! He's got a fireplace! It's in a box under the ashes!
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Connections

Remade as Lovely But Deadly (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Coffy Baby
Music by Roy Ayers
Lyrics by Roselle Weaver
Sung by Denise Bridgewater
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A classic!
22 October 1998 | by (Venice, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest, raunchiest, most enjoyable films I've ever seen. The screenplay is tight and well-structured, the pace is brisk, and the soundtrack is memorable. And Ms. Grier has never been better. Watch out for the razor blades in the afro!!

King George...He's the King!


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