'Sheba, Baby' (1975)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  14 October 1977 (Portugal)
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A Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
D'Urville Martin ...
Rudy Challenger ...
Andy Shayne
Dick Merrifield ...
Christopher Joy ...
Charles Kissinger ...
Charles Broaddus ...
Maurice Downs ...
Killer (as Maurice Downes)
Ernest Cooley ...
Edward Reece Jr. ...
Racker (as Edward Reece)
William Foster Jr. ...
Bobby Cooley ...
Paul Grayber ...
Sylvia Jacobson ...


Sheba Shayne (Pam Grier) returns to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to help her father. A proud businessman, he refuses to be intimidated by thugs attempting to run him out of business. While Sheba looks for the men (and the organization) supporting the thugs, she also finds a sinister motive behind their actions. Sheba's former flame Brick (Austin Stoker) adds some muscle to her mission. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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14 October 1977 (Portugal)  »

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Amenaza en Chicago  »

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Pam Grier's final blaxploitation picture. See more »


The address of the loan company is given as 649 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40207, but 649 West Main Street would have a zip code of 40202. See more »


Sheba Shayne: You better talk, big man, before I put my number one foot down your number one mouth.
Walker: Shit, you can't kick no shadow, bitch! Catch me!
[runs away]
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Referenced in Baadasssss Cinema (2002) See more »


A Good Man Is Gone
Music by Monk Higgins
Words by Alex Brown
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Not that bad, people!
27 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

In comparison to classics like "Foxy Brown" or "Coffy" this one obviously looses, but the film itself is not that bad as some people claim! Okay, it maybe looks more like the episode of a 1970s TV serial than a movie for the big screen, but it has got some decent entertainment values, although the above mentioned films were more violent and sexy. Once more Pam Grier plays a revenging lady which does away with some corrupt guys who killed her father. This amazing main actress it definitely the coolest Afro American actress on our planet and it´s a shame that she´s nowadays wasted in quite meaningless stuff like John Carpenter´s "Ghosts of Mars"! Another memorable part is given by Austin Stroker, a forgotten 1970s actor, who was great in films like "Assault on Precinct 13" (Made in the times when Carpenter still shot good movies...) or "Battle for the Planet of the Apes". Better watch "Foxy Brown" or "Coffy" first to see some real Pam Grier Blaxploitation classics, but you can easily check out "Sheba, Baby" without that feeling to have your time wasted!

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