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The Mack (1973)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  4 April 1973 (USA)
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Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Julien ...
Goldie
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Hank
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Slim
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Lulu
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Olinga
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Pretty Tony (as Dick Williams)
William Watson ...
Jed (as William C. Watson)
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Fatman
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Mother
Paul Harris ...
Blind Man
Kai Hernandez ...
Chico
Annazette Chase ...
Junero Jennings ...
Baltimore Bob
Lee Duncan ...
Sgt. Duncan
Stu Gilliam ...
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Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Max Julien found the scene where the cop is shown to be sleeping with a big, black woman offensive. The director shot it behind his back. When he asked why he shot the scene, Michael Campus said he wanted the character to be shown as decadent. Julien found this even more offensive because of the girls race and weight making it decadent. To this day, Julien finds this one scene to be his only regret about the film. The actress in the scene (Norma McClure) is said to not have been acting and did not enjoy doing the scene. See more »

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Hank: 35,000 and seven, right?, Motherfucker, can you buy that?
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The Mack smooth movie
17 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Robert J. Poole deserves credit for writing clever and gritty lines. This movie was urban before people even referred to movies as urban. Pretty Tony: "You know the name of the game , your bitch chose me." Loved that exchange!!!!! The Mack showed that urban movies way back then had a broader appeal than thought by Hollywood. The whole subculture of pimping has been covered in books and movie. The Mack was far a head of it's time and place. I never understood why people would get offended over The Mack. Writer Robert J. Poole did not invent pimping. It's been there, Prostitution is the oldest profession. The Mack has intelligent writing.


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