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Max Julien ...
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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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Goldie's brother is based off Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, who were friends of Max Julien. Many of his speeches are word for word Huey P. Newton speeches. 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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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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