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'Sheba, Baby' (1975)

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A Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters.

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D'Urville Martin ...
Pilot
Rudy Challenger ...
Andy Shayne
Dick Merrifield ...
Shark
Christopher Joy ...
Walker
Charles Kissinger ...
Phil
Charles Broaddus ...
Hammerhead
Maurice Downs ...
Killer (as Maurice Downes)
Ernest Cooley ...
Whale
Edward Reece Jr. ...
Racker (as Edward Reece)
William Foster Jr. ...
Waldo
Bobby Cooley ...
Tank
Paul Grayber ...
Fin
Sylvia Jacobson ...
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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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Trivia

Pam Grier's final blaxploitation picture. See more »

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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 »

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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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A Good Man Is Gone
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Music by Monk Higgins
Words by Alex Brown
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Pam Grier makes 'Sheba, Baby' worth seeing despite such a formulaic plot
11 February 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is the first of there Pam Grier releases from 1975 I'm reviewing for this site. In this one, she's Sheba Shayne who's back in Louisville, Ky., in order to look over her father Andy (Rudy Challenger) after he got roughed up from some hoods at his loan collection business. Also there is his partner Brick Williams (Austin Stoker) who rekindles his past romance with Sheba. The person who ordered the job is one called Pilot (D'Urville Martin) but the real muscle comes from another one called Shark (Dick Merrifield). I'll stop there and just say that this wasn't as exciting as Ms. Grier's previous movies Coffy and Foxy Brown and since this was rated PG, there's no nude scenes of Pam and the violence is tame in comparison. Still, those action scenes were still pretty exciting especially one involving another villain named Walker (Christopher Joy) who she forces during a car wash to stick his head out the window unless he gives pertinent info. The result with the way his hair looks was the most hilarious scene to me. In summation, if you're a Pam Grier completist, 'Sheba, Baby' is at the least worth a look. Oh, and I recognized the Chicago scenes since I lived there during the first 6 years of my life with occasional visitings since then.


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