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Willie Dynamite (1974)

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
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Robert Daniels
Joyce Walker ...
Pashen
Roger Robinson ...
Bell
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Celli
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Pointer
Norma Donaldson ...
Honey
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Sola
Royce Wallace ...
Willie's Mother
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Gorgia (as Judy Brown)
Marilyn Coleman ...
Connie
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Scatback
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Pearl
Jack Bernardi ...
Willie's Lawyer
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Storyline

A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways.

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Chicks, Chumps, he uses 'em all. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Last film of Ms. Diana Sands, as she was ill with cancer, at time of filming. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Missing Reel: Blaxploitation (2014) See more »

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Willie Chase
Composed and performed by J.J. Johnson
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Not your average pimp film.
11 August 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Willie Dynamite is most certainly one of the most flamboyant pimps to ever grace the screen and his "stable" of beautiful women are frequently scantily clad, but don't let the smooth taste fool you, Willie Dynamite is not your average pimp film.

"Willie Dynamite" was at times thought-provoking, frequently intense and entertaining throughout. Watching Willie Dynamite fall from pimp grace makes for some interesting drama.

Roscoe Orman is great as the fallen pimp and Diana Sands is brilliant as always but there is much to be said about the performance of the young Joyce Walker, Willie's newest and most inexperienced 'treat'. This film's motto seems to be 'even an old dog can learn new tricks' as each of the main characters undergo some form of transformation before the credits start rolling.

8/10 stars


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