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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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Storyline

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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Action | Comedy | Crime

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26 April 1975 (USA)  »

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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

Towards the beginning when Dolemite is out of jail and his girls are driving him home, a group of men pull next to his car, get out, and go straight to his car. Later when Dolemite shoots the bad guys and drives off, the car is now at least 25 feet ahead of where the bad guys stopped. See more »

Quotes

Dolemite: [after woman hands him a pair of cotton boxer shorts] Bitch, you bring me these goddamn cotton dra - - you know I don't wear no fuckin' cotton draws!
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Cheap but cheerful
2 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Certainly far, far from the quality end of the Blaxploitation genre, this nonetheless shares some of the staple ingredients which make many of its more illustrious brethren so charming. The plot concerns the titular hero (the term applied in the loosest possible manner as our man is a bit of a scumbag) who does a deal with the warden in the prison he is being held in (after he was framed by bent cops) to clean up his old hood. This our man sets about with great gusto, partially fuelled by the need to avenge the senseless murder of his nephew. It turns out that the crime in the area is far more deep rooted than a few mere drug dealers and gun runners however, indeed a whole conspiracy is afoot involving bent law enforcement officers and a dirty mayer.

With multiple attempts on our heroes life and the pressure on, will our man be able to save the day? Well, if Dolemite's inimitable way with obscenities is anything to go by, then the answer is 'hell yes'!!! Indeed, Rudy Ray Moore's fast and foul outbursts are probably the real highlight here and are sure to raise much mirth. Unfortunately, matters do tend to drag when our man isn't busy berating someone which is a real shame but don't switch off just yet, for the finale in this is an absolute hoot! Yes, the final fight or perhaps more appropriately, small riot which breaks out in a night club is absolutely hilarious and showcases a plethora of poorly choreographed karate fights, our hero literally punching through a guys chest(!) and all this backed up by a cool and thumping seventies soundtrack! Damn! - What more could one wish for in a film I ask?

Fellow fans of the genre will probably derive at least some enjoyment here, not least of all the aforementioned sequences but just be warned

  • as if to act as a reflection of just how low rent this entry is, if


one were to base a drinking game on the number of times the boom mike is visible throughout the film, then you'll probably be comatose by the end credits!


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