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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D'Urville Martin ...
Willie Green
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Blakeley
Lady Reed ...
Brenda DeLong ...
Dolemite Girl
Terri Mosley ...
Dolemite Girl
Marilyn Shaw ...
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Lynell Smith ...
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Vera Howard ...
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Joy Martin ...
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Jana Bisbing ...
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Brenda Banks ...
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Pat Haywood ...
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René Van Clief ...
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Pat Jones ...
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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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This film is a noted influence on the works of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, rapper Snoop Dogg and comedian Eddie Murphy. See more »

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As Dolemite and Creeper walk toward Creeper's apartment in an alley, Dolemite does not have a cane in his hand. As they enter Creeper's apartment, Dolemite now has a cane. See more »

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Dolemite: You, guard! I want you to take these cheap motherfuckers and wipe your ass with them!
[referring to his prison-guard suit]
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Do You Still Care
Written by Rudy Ray Moore, Arranged by Arthur Wright
Performed by The Soul Rebellion Orchestra conducted by Rudy Ray Moore
Sung by Ben Taylor
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Get yourself some "rat soup" before watching this 70s classic.
14 May 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Stand up comedian Rudy Ray Moore stars as the hip, badass, styling m.f.er pimp hero of the title. He's set up by conniving hoodlum Willie Green (D'Urville Martin, who doubles as director) for possession of drugs and stolen furs. Dolemite is subsequently released from prison so he can dig up the dirt on Willie and his associates. Fortunately for Dolemite, he has people like the formidable Queen Bee (Lady Reed) and his stable of karate chopping hookers at his disposal.

"Dolemite" wins no awards for quality filmmaking. For one thing, a lot of its action is pretty inept, even if the production supposedly had the services of Chuck Norris' karate school. But it IS quality entertainment. It's often hilariously crude and dumb, with some priceless dialogue. It's also pretty damn violent, and there's occasional flashes of female skin to attract viewer interest. The main attraction, though, is Mr. Moore himself, who's given two opportunities on screen to launch into two of his routines, one about a black named Shine who was on board the Titanic, and another about a monkey who attempts revenge on a bullying lion. The script by co-star Jerry Jones (who plays the lawman Blakeley) is deliciously profane.

The performances by all are unceasingly amusing. Moore is much more of a personality than an actor, but he does have a certain charisma about him. Martin is fun as his nemesis. Be on the lookout for hambone thespian Hy Pyke as the corrupt mayor Daley; as can be expected, he tears into the scenery in his typical fashion.

Definitely a blaxploitation classic, even if it's not for all the "right" reasons.

Seven out of 10.


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