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The Candy Tangerine Man (1975)

 -  Adventure | Action  -  May 1975 (USA)
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Sunset Boulevard is a lucrative place to work for the Black Baron, a pimp with a distinctive red and yellow Rolls Royce and plenty of girls on his books. He don't take no mess from his ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Daniels ...
The Baron
Eli Haines
Tom Hankason
Marva Farmer
Richard Kennedy ...
Dempsey (as Edward Roem)
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Gordon (as C.D. La Fleuer)
Meri McDonald ...
Sugar
George Pelster
Marilyn Joi ...
Clarisse (as Tracy King)
Tallie Cochrane ...
Midge (as Talie Cochrane)
Patrick Wright ...
Big Floyd (as Pat Wright)
Mikel Angel ...
Vincent Di Nunzio
Feng Lan Linn
Carolyn Shelby
Zenobia Wittacre ...
(as Zenobia Whitaker)
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Sunset Boulevard is a lucrative place to work for the Black Baron, a pimp with a distinctive red and yellow Rolls Royce and plenty of girls on his books. He don't take no mess from his girls, his madam or his competitors and viciously defends his patch. First, he clobbers the Mob who attempt to move in on his patch. Second, he tracks down one of his girls who runs off with a suitcase full of his cash. Third, he disposes of two policemen. But by now he knows his pimping days are numbered, so after a final explosive gun battle he switches to being his alter ego, mild-mannered businessman Ron who lives out in the leafy suburbs with an unsuspecting wife and family. Written by The Man

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Git Back JACK--Give him no JIVE...He is the BAAAD'EST Cat in '75

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Top your "must see blaxploitation films" list with this overlooked jewel. .
13 January 2005 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

Awesomely good little blaxploitation jewel features more stilted 70s fashion, gun violence, and pimp/whore sensationalism than possibly any other example of its subgenre.

Inner-city King-Pimp leads an exhausting double life...by day, he's your average, picket-fence suburban family man with a mild nature. Surrounded each night by beautiful hookers eager to "treat him right", he declines each shapely temptation and remains faithful to his wife(who is unaware of what his real "job" is). As reticent a character as this man may seem, don't doubt for an instant that there is a mean-streets edge that comes shining through when necessary roughness is condign for maintaining order within the ghetto underbelly.

A plentitude of hard-ass action and snap-crackle dialog make CANDY TANGERINE MAN one of blaxploitation's best...a technically on-the-ball production for a movie of its breed, but not at all lacking in glorious B-grade edginess.

Recommended 7.5/10


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