According to Max Julien
on the DVD commentary, producer Harvey Bernhard was against casting Richard Pryor in the film because of Pryor's notorious behavior. Pryor had become notorious in Hollywood for urinating on Shelley Winters
while filming Wild in the Streets
(1968). The box-office success of The Mack helped Pryor to get work in film again. See more
You really don't understand do you? Hey man, don't you realize in order for us to make this thing work man we gotta get rid of the pimps and the pushers and the prostitutes and then start all over again clean.
Hey look, nobody's pushing me anywhere, okay. I mean not you, not the cops, nobody man. I mean, you want to get rid of the pushers, I'll help you. But don't send your people after me.
Oh come on John. Can't you see that we can't get rid of one without getting rid of the other. We gotta ...
Brother's Gonna Work It Out
Words and Music by Willie Hutch See more