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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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No one sleeps when they mess with Coffy! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The surprising success of this film forced American International Pictures to fast track Pam Grier's next picture, Foxy Brown (1974), which they released only nine months later. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Coffy: It was easy for him because he really didn't believe it was comin', but it ain't gonna be easy for you, because you better believe it's comin'!
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Shining Symbol
Music by Roy Ayers
Lyrics by Carl Clay
Sung by Wayne Garfield
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One of the best exploitation films ever
8 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Excellently filmed, directed, and written. One of the best action films of the 70s, equally as sadistic as any Italian or German "S and M" movies. Scenes of black man being tied and dragged by car make a modern audience VERY uncomfortable! Pam Grier shows it all! I dig the scene with her and the leather chick with the junky girlfriend. Jack Hill should be praised for bringing us the gem of a movie!


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