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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Brunswick
King George
Arturo Vitroni
Barry Cahill ...
Ruben Moreno ...
Lisa Farringer ...
Priscilla (as Carol Lawson)
Linda Haynes ...


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


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Release Date:

13 June 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Belali dilber  »

Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Vetroni's death: Coffy shoots Vetroni full in the chest with a shotgun, while he is standing in a swimming pool with his heart at the waterline. Vetroni is facing the camera and we see the blast, but there's no blood. See more »


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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Referenced in Jackie Brown: How It Went Down (2002) See more »


Coffy Baby
Music by Roy Ayers
Lyrics by Roselle Weaver
Sung by Denise Bridgewater
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Pam Brier is a sensation!
8 October 2003 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

By 1973 AIP had struck paydirt many times over with Black Caesar and its sequel, the two Slaughter films, several black/horror hybrids like Blacula, and of course the jungle prison sleazies, and now their first black superchick flick Coffy went into production. Jack Hill (The Big Doll House, The Big Bird Cage) was at the helm again, along with the tried-and-tested formula of Pam Grier and Sid Haig. Coffy is a nurse by day and avenging angel at night, tracking down the dealers who got her sister hooked on the Big H. She opens the film blowing the head off a dealer with a shotgun, then follows the trail of dead bodies to a bald hood named Omar and her crooked politician boyfriend, who she shoots in the balls. "Revenge is a virtue", the soundtrack blares; critics applauded the liberated ballsy lead character while decrying the level of sex and sadism. As revenge actioners go, Coffy don't come better. Grier in her first lead role is a sensation. Little wonder Tarantino tailor-made a film for her.

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