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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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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
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Jeri
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Priscilla (as Carol Lawson)
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Grover
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Sugarman
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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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$500,000 (estimated)
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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

Priscilla: Now, listen. My old man's coming back any minute, and if SHE catches you here, she's gonna wanna kick your ass!
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Referenced in The Last Boy Scout (1991) See more »

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King George
Music by Roy Ayers
Lyrics by Carl Clay
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9 February 2007 | by (United States) – 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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