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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
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Ramos
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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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13 June 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Belali dilber  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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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

Actor in mirror has sleeves rolled down at 06:24 and sleeves rolled up at 06:30 while in all other cutaways his sleeves are up. See more »

Quotes

Arturo Vitroni: Crawl, nigger!
Coffy: [pulls out gun] You want me to crawl, white mother fucker?
Arturo Vitroni: What're you doing? Put that down.
Coffy: You want to spit on me and make me crawl? I'm gonna piss on your grave tomorrow.
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Coffy Baby
Music by Roy Ayers
Lyrics by Roselle Weaver
Sung by Denise Bridgewater
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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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