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Robert J. Poole (written by)
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They're doing the job the cops can't! See more »
Plot:
Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Max Julien ... Goldie

Don Gordon ... Hank

Richard Pryor ... Slim

Carol Speed ... Lulu

Roger E. Mosley ... Olinga

Dick Anthony Williams ... Pretty Tony (as Dick Williams)
William Watson ... Jed (as William C. Watson)

George Murdock ... Fatman

Juanita Moore ... Mother
Paul Harris ... Blind Man
Kai Hernandez ... Chico
Annazette Chase ... China Doll
Junero Jennings ... Baltimore Bob
Lee Duncan ... Sgt. Duncan
Stu Gilliam ... Announcer
Sandra Brown ... Diane
Christopher Brooks ... Jesus Christ
Fritz Ford ... Desk Sgt.
John Vick ... Hotel Trick
Norma McClure ... Big Woman
David Mauro ... Laughing David
Allen Van ... Body Guard
Willie Redman ... Body Guard
Frank Ward ... Himself
Ted Ward ... Himself
Willie Ward ... Himself
Andrew Ward ... Himself
Roosevelt Taylor ... Himself
Jay Payton ... Himself
Terrible Tom ... Himself
Bill Barnes ... Himself
John Foster ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russ Kratzer ... (uncredited)
June Wilkinson ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Campus 
 
Writing credits
Robert J. Poole (written by)

Produced by
Harvey Bernhard .... producer
R. Hansel Brown .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Willie Hutch 
 
Cinematography by
Ralph Woolsey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank C. Decot 
 
Casting by
Marvin Paige 
 
Costume Design by
June 
Mr. Marcus 
 
Makeup Department
Lynn Del Kail .... hair dresser
Thomas Tuttle .... makeup artist (as Tom Tuttle)
 
Production Management
Bert Gold .... production manager (as Bertram Gold)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Sandrich Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mazzola Anthony .... props (as Anthony Mazzola)
Dave Guilkey .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bud Alper .... sound mixer
Gene Ashbrook .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Cliff Wenger .... special effects
Roger George .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Holmes .... gaffer
Daniel R. Jordan .... key grip (as Danny Jordan)
Joseph M. Wilcots .... camera operator (as Joe Wilcots)
Paul Byron .... still photographer (uncredited)
James Glennon .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Joe Hicks .... second grip (uncredited)
Ralph Woolsey .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Campbel .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
R. Hansel Brown .... additional editor
Pat McFall .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Willie Hutch .... conductor
Jack K. Tillar .... music supervisor (as Jack Tillar)
Jay Warner .... musical director
 
Transportation Department
Larry Dias .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Inez Abrams .... production assistant
Don Barksdale .... location coordinator
Don Barksdale .... technical advisor
Ward Brothers .... technical advisor
Tom Clark .... unit publicist
Fritz Ford .... production assistant
Dan Greer .... special assistant (as G. Daniel Greer)
Carolee Horning .... assistant to producer
H. Bud Otto .... script supervisor (as Bud Otto)
Jay Payton .... technical advisor
Tony Steele .... special assistant
Roosevelt Taylor .... technical advisor
Andrew Ward .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Frank Ward .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Ted Ward .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Willie Ward .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Frank Ward .... in memory of (as Frank D. Ward)
 

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110 min
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Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)
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Lots of scenes were improvised right before they were filmed.See more »
Quotes:
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 come down on both of them at the same time in order for this whole thing to work for the people.
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Soundtrack:
Brother's Goin' to Work It OutSee more »

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Street life, 26 October 2008
Author: kurciasbezdalas from Lithuania

This movie is a classic of blaxploitation movies. It's also a must see for crime movies fans because it's theme is not so frequent in a crime movies and I can't understand why because pimping is one of the most popular criminal activities. I've seen some other films about pimps but there a pimping wasn't a main theme. This movie is all about a pimping. There are many interesting dialogs and monologues and also a discussions about pimping. Max Julien did great as a Goldie. I also liked Richard Pryor's performance but he didn't get much of a show. So if you are crime movies fan you must see this film because it's one of a few which talks about pimping so openly.

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