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Two Phildelphia con men try to evade gangsters they have conned and cops who are trying to put them in jail.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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White Folks
Mel Stewart ...
Blue Howard
Dallas Edward Hayes ...
Dot Murray
Beverly Ballard ...
Susan
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Cleo Howard
Donald Symington ...
Morrison
Don Fellows ...
Phillips
Thomas Anderson ...
Felix the Fixer (as Tom Anderson)
Clebert Ford ...
Josephus
Fuddle Bagley ...
Percy
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Melvin the Pimp
Tony Mazzadra ...
Nino Parelli
David Thomas ...
Frascatti
Jim King ...
Duke
Anthony Charnota ...
Bobby
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Two Phildelphia con men try to evade gangsters they have conned and cops who are trying to put them in jail.

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Shake hands with "Folks" and "Blue." And then count your fingers! See more »

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16 November 1973 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

The Double Con  »

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Kiel Martin did all of his own running in the foot chase sequence. See more »

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When Blue looks out the window & sees the cop walking into the building, it's still daylight. When the camera moves to street level with the cop, it's suddenly nighttime. See more »

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Fun and suspenseful
16 August 2011 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I took a chance on "Trick Baby" totally out of nowhere because I like good blaxploitation, and the premise of young white guy/older black guy pulling cons seemed like a fun one. I didn't even realize at first who the actors were - Mel Stewart a.k.a. "Henry Jefferson" from my favorite TV show All In The Family, and Keil Martin from one of my favorite movies, "Moonrunners" (which evolved into The Dukes of Hazzard). So seeing these two guys peaked my interest in this flick immediately! I imagine it's a rare treat to see these two actors in lead parts, and they really do make the most fun out of it. It's great casting - these two guys really have very decent chemistry together, and it's obvious they are having a blast doing this movie.

So yes, they are two con men who use race in their cons, and they pull off the biggest con of their life. But then later they take on a con which makes that one seem like small potatoes, and they also have a gangster and a crooked cop after them.

This one has it all - early 70's dirty Philly street scenes, Pimpmobiles, pimps and hookers, exciting chases (especially a suspenseful foot chase), cool action, decent humor, pretty girls, cold as ice bad guys, and even decent cinematography. Sure, there are a few minor plot holes but the direction is tight and the film is never dull. There are a few more familiar faces from the early 70's, and Stewart and Martin are having such a good time that the viewer can't help but enjoy what's on screen. No, this film isn't going to make anyone gasp at its greatness, but it is definitely a fun way to spend 90 viewing minutes. It's a shame that good, gritty stuff like this isn't made anymore.


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