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'Sheba, Baby' (1975)

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

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Rudy Challenger ...
Andy Shayne
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Shark (as Dick Merrifield)
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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17 January 1977 (Sweden)  »

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Amenaza en Chicago  »

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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 »

Quotes

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 Saturday Night Live: Rod Stewart (1981) See more »

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She Did It
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Music by Monk Higgins
Words by Alex Brown
Sung by Barbara Mason
Courtesy of Buddah Records
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Decent 70s Pam Grier flick.
23 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sheba Baby, is another Pam Grier Blaxploitation film. It was one of Pam's less visceral films of this genre. Pam plays Sheba Shane, who's a Chicago gumshoe. Sheba's father is the owner of a small loan company, in Missouri. When local mobsters try to run her father of of business, Sheba goes after the bad guys.

Pam Grier had already made her mark in Blaxploitation films, by the time Sheba Baby came along. Fans of both Coffy and Foxy Brown, know that Pam is capable of an explosive intensity as an actress. In Sheba Baby, the fiery performance that viewers had come to expect from Pam, wasn't as evident in this film. Not that Pam doesn't kick-butt in Sheba Baby. She's just not as much of a runaway-train vigilante, as she was in her previous Blaxploitation films.

The supporting cast in this film, are a distinct disappointment. So Sheba Baby is Pam's film, through and through. And though Pam's a bit more subdued than in her other films, she still gives a compelling performance in Sheba Baby. This film is definitely worth your time, if you're an ardent Pam Grier fan.


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