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The Mack (1973)

 -  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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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 ...
China Doll
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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Was a direct influence on Oliver Stone's script for Scarface (1983). Both The Mack and Scarface have hugely influencde hip-hop culture. The Mack has been sampled in hundreds of songs (rap, R&B, hip hop, etc), including Dr. Dre's "The Chronic". Max Julien also played Nelly's father in the video for "Pimp Juice." See more »

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Slim: 35,000 and seven, right?, Motherfucker, can you buy that?
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Brother's Goin' to Work It Out
Words and Music by Willie Hutch
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Can you buy that?
5 October 2002 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

Great movie, with gritty realism. Not blaxploitation in the vein of "Blacula", "Truck Turner" or "Black Frankenstein".

Recently got the DVD, cleaned up nicely. Contains the documentary "Mackin' Ain't Easy", which tells the story of the macking, er, making of "The Mack", with the Hill Brothers, from Oakland's underworld, helping to make the movie, while Huey Newton & the Black Panthers trying to stop it.

Again, this is a great movie, and a fine addition to any DVD collection.


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