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Director:
Writers:
Ron Cutler (screenplay) and
Ron Cutler (story)
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Genre:
Tagline:
Ain't no one crosses WILLIE "D" See more »
Plot:
A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Roscoe Orman ... Willie
Diana Sands ... Cora
Thalmus Rasulala ... Robert Daniels
Joyce Walker ... Pashen
Roger Robinson ... Bell

George Murdock ... Celli

Albert Hall ... 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
Ted Gehring ... Sergeant
Ron Henriquez ... Cyrus
Wynn Irwin ... Bailiff #1
Nathaniel Taylor ... Sugar

Ken Lynch ... Judge #1
Davis Roberts ... Judge #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tol Avery ... Business International Association Television Speaker (uncredited)

Jophery C. Brown ... Thug / Bailiff (uncredited)

Robert DoQui ... Baylor the Pimp (uncredited)
Jac Emil ... Pimp (uncredited)

Leslie McRay ... Competing Prostitute (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Conventioneer (uncredited)
Olan Soule ... Conventioneer arrested in Vice Raid (uncredited)
Alan Weeks ... Photographer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gilbert Moses 
 
Writing credits
Ron Cutler (screenplay)

Ron Cutler  story
Joe Keyes Jr.  story

Produced by
David Brown .... producer
Richard D. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
J.J. Johnson 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Stanley 
 
Film Editing by
Aaron Stell 
 
Art Direction by
John T. McCormack 
 
Set Decoration by
Claire P. Brown 
 
Costume Design by
Bernard Johnson 
 
Production Management
L.B. Merman .... unit production manager (as Doc Merman)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Hogan .... first assistant director (as James Hogan)
William Holbrook .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Dennis C. Salcedo .... optical sound recordist
 
Stunts
George Santana .... stunts
 
Animation Department
Gilbert Moses .... animator (as Gilbert Moses III)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
102 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Continuity: 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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Bring me some scratch, 7 April 2007
Author: lastliberal from United States

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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