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Max Julien ...
Goldie
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Hank
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Slim
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Lulu
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Pretty Tony (as Dick Williams)
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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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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 »

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Olinga: 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.
Goldie: 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.
Olinga: Oh come on John. Can't you see that we can't get rid of one without getting rid of the other. We gotta ...
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Brother's Gonna Work It Out
Words and Music by Willie Hutch
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an Oaktown classic
10 November 1999 | by (CALIfornia) – See all my reviews

Goldie (Max Julien) is a smooth talking ex-con man out to get his game on by becoming one of the most respected playas in the land!

Doing this to get back at the law that locked him up in the first place. I would'nt call this a revenge flick, instead it turns out as a well-acted,actually ambitious, and truthful look of the rise and fall of the mack. One of the top classics of the genre.


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