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Willie Dynamite (1974)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  23 January 1974 (USA)
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A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Willie
Diana Sands ...
Cora
Thalmus Rasulala ...
Robert Daniels
Joyce Walker ...
Pashen
Roger Robinson ...
Bell
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Celli
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Pointer
Norma Donaldson ...
Honey
Juanita Brown ...
Sola
Royce Wallace ...
Willie's Mother
Judith Brown ...
Gorgia (as Judy Brown)
Marilyn Coleman ...
Connie
Mary Charlotte Wilcox ...
Scatback
Marcia McBroom ...
Pearl
Jack Bernardi ...
Willie's Lawyer
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A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways.

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He's got to be Number-One. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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R

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When Willie is talking to Cora at the end of the movie, there is a light scar along his right cheek. As he's leaving her apartment, the scar not only gets noticeably worse, but additional scars also mysteriously appear on his forehead and nose. Yet when Willie comes out of the apartment building to see his car being towed, all of the scars are gone. See more »

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During the ending credits, Richard Lawson is credited as playing the role of Sugar, when in fact it is Nathaniel Taylor who plays the role. See more »

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Music & Lyrics by Gilbert Moses
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Bring me some scratch
7 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A classic 70's Blaxploitation film. Pimps as colorful as peacocks with land cruisers dressed in chrome.

Roscoe Orman (Gordon from Sesame Street) plays Willie, a pimp who has the patter down pat and the clothing that rivals anything that your imagination can come up with. He runs afoul of a determined social worker and the police, both determined to bring him down. They use every trick in the book to make his life hell and bring on him the wrath of his fellow pimps.

Diana Sands, who was one of the top black actresses of the 50s and 60s, shined as the social worker. This was one of her last films as she died of cancer before its release. She was 39.

Like Al Capone, Willie's downfall was the IRS.


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