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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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The pinnacle pimp flick of the 70's decade depicting a charismatic and ruthlessly ambitious pimp's meteoric rise and fall. See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

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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Runtime:
102 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Goofs:
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 »
Movie Connections:
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The pinnacle pimp flick of the 70's decade depicting a charismatic and ruthlessly ambitious pimp's meteoric rise and fall., 12 July 2001
Author: Queendee6164 from Jersey City, NJ

Highly entertaining and interesting as willie dynamite applies the principles of capitalism to enhance his business of managing sporting ladies. But where there is greed and the quest to be second to none, one is always confronted with jealousy and envy from your fellow peers.

The character Willie dynamite was immaculate in his dress from the beginning of the film to the end. He changes wardrobe complete with hats more times than Cher did in her last concert! He displays the 70's pandering apparell that he wore to absolute perfection.

I originally saw Willie Dynamite in 1973, and after watching it again today, after all of these years, it had the same impact. That is why I feel that I can recommend the viewing of this film. If you like blaxploitations films, this is a must see!!!

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