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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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Edna Richardson ...
Bettye Sweet ...
Shirley Washington ...
Theda
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Curtis Price ...
Lead singer at club
Christopher Joy ...
Wired
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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
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Officer Babel
Gene Simms ...
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Syreena must investigate the disappearance of her mother, Cinderella. A series of wild complications follow.

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Singin' Dancin' Struttin' See more »

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Action | Comedy | Musical

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PG | See all certifications »
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8 October 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Get Down and Boogie  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Mellow: Once around the police station, how 'bout that?
Syreena: What's the bet?
Mellow: My ass.
Syreena: What if I win?
Mellow: Your ass. How can you lose?
Syreena: I'll come up with something.
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Crazy Credits

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

Soundtracks

What You See Is What You Get
Written by Anthony Hester
Performed by The Dramatics
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a cartoon come to life
27 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Darktown strutters" uses the most elaborate, colorful, and huge props and sets like the interior of the "pot-sicle" freezer complete with an igloo. The costumes are some of the most outlandish in the blaxploitation genre. The biker women wear rhinestoned pink and bright yellow jumpsuits and feather head dresses. The comedy is very basic slapstick which relies a lot on the props and action (like kung-fu moves, pies in the face and other uninteresting activities) rather than interesting dialogue or inventive action. Its overall "weirdness" was so obviously trying to be weird that it became sort of routine.


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