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Dolemite (1975)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  26 April 1975 (USA)
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Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs, and guns in his trunk and got him sentenced to 20 years in jail. One day, Queen B and a... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudy Ray Moore ...
D'Urville Martin ...
Willie Green
Jerry Jones ...
Blakeley
Lady Reed ...
Brenda DeLong ...
Dolemite Girl
Terri Mosley ...
Dolemite Girl
Marilyn Shaw ...
Dolemite Girl
Lynell Smith ...
Dolemite Girl
Vera Howard ...
Dolemite Girl
Joy Martin ...
Dolemite Girl
Jana Bisbing ...
Dolemite Girl
Brenda Banks ...
Dolemite Girl
Pat Haywood ...
Dolemite Girl
René Van Clief ...
Dolemite Girl (as Rene Van Clief)
Pat Jones ...
Dolemite Girl
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Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs, and guns in his trunk and got him sentenced to 20 years in jail. One day, Queen B and a warden planned to get him out of Jail and get Willie Green and Mitchell busted for what they did to him. However, Dolemite is no stupid man and has a lot of warriors backing him, such as his call girls, who are Karate Experts--and lots more.... Written by Ali Jordana M/kungfulay19

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Bone-crushing, Skull-splitting, Brain-blasting ACTION! See more »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Dolemite is a play on dolomite, a naturally occurring mineral that consists of calcium and magnesium. See more »

Goofs

During many scenes throughout the movie the boom is visible both at the top of the screen and at the bottom of the screen. Most notable at the hospital when Blakeley is talking to Dolemite. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Dolemite: Can you dig it?
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Referenced in Mo' Money (1992) See more »

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Rudy Ray Moore movies: He's bad! The man is out of sight...

Dolelemite (1975) is a cult classic. Starring Rudy Ray Moore as the pimp superhero out to wrong rights whilst challenging the MAN along the way. He has two enemies, that no good Willie Green and the sleazy mayor. Watch Dolemite kick, punch, slap and pimp his way across the screen. What's the man's name? DOLEMITE!

Interesting film that paved the way for a generation of rappers and performers. To sell more of his party albums, Rudy Ray Moore made several on the cheap films during the seventies. Self produced and marketed he catered towards a specific audience. Some people call it blacksploitation others call it trash, I call it entertaining. Dolemite was followed by the semi-sequel The Human Tornado and a direct to video Return of Dolemite 25 years later.

Highly recommended, a definite cult classic!

Footnotes, if the film was properly matted on video you wouldn't see the boom mikes. Dolemite was cut to receive an R-rating.


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