A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Nick
Ruben Moreno ...
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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They call her Coffy and she'll cream you! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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13 June 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Belali dilber  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vitroni's home was actually that of western movie legend Roy Rogers. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Priscilla threatens Coffy with a knife, and Coffy reacts by shattering a wine bottle and threatening her with the jagged edge]
Coffy: So, you wanna play with knives, huh? Well you picked the wrong player!
Priscilla: No, no please look I didn't mean nothin'! Please!
Coffy: Now I'm gonna give you another slice to match the one you got from that dope-pushin' pimp, unless you tell me where he keeps the stuff!
Priscilla: No, please! He'll kill me! Ow... ALRIGHT, alright! He's got a fireplace! It's in a box under the ashes!
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Connections

Featured in TCM Underground: Coffy/Foxy Brown (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Coffy Baby
Music by Roy Ayers
Lyrics by Roselle Weaver
Sung by Dee Dee Bridgewater (as Denise Bridgewater)
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A classic!
22 October 1998 | by (Venice, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest, raunchiest, most enjoyable films I've ever seen. The screenplay is tight and well-structured, the pace is brisk, and the soundtrack is memorable. And Ms. Grier has never been better. Watch out for the razor blades in the afro!!

King George...He's the King!


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