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Darktown Strutters (1975)

Syreena must investigate the disappearance of her mother, Cinderella. A series of wild complications follow.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trina Parks ...
Syreena
Edna Richardson ...
Carmen
Bettye Sweet ...
Miranda
Shirley Washington ...
Theda
...
Mellow
Curtis Price ...
Lead singer at club
Christopher Joy ...
Wired
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Raunchy
...
V.D. (as DeWayne Jesse)
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Commander Cross
Charles Knapp ...
Officer Tubbins
Edward Marshall ...
Officer Emmo
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Officer Hugo
Milt Kogan ...
Officer Babel
Gene Simms ...
Flash
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Syreena must investigate the disappearance of her mother, Cinderella. A series of wild complications follow.

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8 October 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Get Down and Boogie  »

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Trivia

George Armitage wrote the script in three days. See more »

Quotes

Bo: This is Mrs. Parasol.
Mrs. Parasol: Mrs. Charles Parasol.
Syreena: Hi, Charles!
Mrs. Parasol: What is that outfit?
Syreena: I don't know! I saw Miss Julie Eisenhower wearing one on television.
Mrs. Parasol: [about a can opener] I'll take that.
Syreena: I'll wrap it.
[rips Mrs. Parasol's skirt]
Mrs. Parasol: Oh! This is outrageous!
Syreena: Thanks! It's nice to be appreciated!
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Crazy Credits

Any similarity between this true life adventure and the story Cinderella ... is bullshit. See more »

Soundtracks

Shop Around
Performed by John Gary Williams and The Newcomers
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Dopey / surreal spoof is more bizarre than funny
3 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Black babe Trina Parks will always have a place in movie history - and in my heart - for her role as Thumper in one of the most memorable scenes of "Diamonds Are Forever", where she and Bambi team up against James Bond. Before seeing "Darktown Strutters", I was hoping for an action flick along the lines of "Cleopatra Jones", but this film is more of a (literally) dopey / surreal spoof, with bright colors, outrageous props and outfits, sped-up slapstick, out-of-nowhere musical numbers, and a loony sci-fi plot involving cloning. The main problems are two: 1) It's not funny enough, 2) The lunacy cannot sustain this movie even for just 81 minutes. Still, its audacity makes it worth a look, and the women that comprise the title gang are all beautiful. (**)


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