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
Lee de Broux ...
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Ramos
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Jeri
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Priscilla (as Carol Lawson)
Linda Haynes ...
Meg
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Aleva
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Grover
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Sugarman
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Storyline

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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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13 June 1973 (USA)  »

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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 it released only nine months later. See more »

Goofs

The decal on one of the cop cars has been put on sloppily. The word "police" is noticeably wrinkled. See more »

Quotes

Coffy: Go on and take this shot!
Grover: I can't; that'll kill me!
Coffy: Maybe it will and maybe it won't, but if it do, you gonna fly through them pearly gates with the biggest fucking smile St. Peter ever seen!
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Referenced in Missing Reel: Women in Prison (2014) See more »

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King George
Music by Roy Ayers
Lyrics by Carl Clay
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She WILL cream you!
16 April 2004 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

In hindsight I should have watched this before Foxy Brown, as this was the better movie. However, it seems that Foxy is far more memorable, with it's over-the-top violence. This one's pretty violent as well, and has all the Pam Grier scenes that you'd expect. Coffy offing a drug pusher in the first few minutes, having a touching family moment, fighting a room full of women that results in everyone's top being janked off, some bad guys nuts getting blown off (literally, not figuratively), and, of course, Pam trading blows with at least 2 lesbians at once. Still, this one has a little more integrity than Foxy, being that it was made first and was a little tamer. Check out Sidney Freidman from M*A*S*H as a sleazy bad guy! This movie passes the time quite nicely.


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