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

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Director:
Writers:
William Girdler (story) and
David Sheldon (story) ...
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Release Date:
14 October 1977 (Portugal) See more »
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Queen Of The Private Eyes See more »
Plot:
A Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
She's a Dangerous Lady, And She Changes like the Weather. See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Pam Grier ... Sheba Shayne

Austin Stoker ... Brick Williams
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 (also as Edward Reece)
William Foster Jr. ... Waldo
Bobby Cooley ... Tank
Paul Grayber ... Fin
Sylvia Jacobson ... Tail
Leroy Clark Jr. ... Customer #1
Mike Clifford ... Policeman #2
Rose Ann Deel ... Policewoman
Clayton Rose ... Bum
Frank Scroi ... Hood #1 (as Frank Sgroi)
Bobby Evans ... Hood #2
Bobby Stewart ... Hood #3
James Durston ... Hood #4
Robert Drane ... Officer #1
Melvin Jones ... R.R. Man #1
Herman Thompson ... R.R. Man #2
Bill Wilson ... R.R. Man #3
Mary Minor ... Pilot's Girl #1
Henriette Brands ... Pilot's Girl #2
Joyce Jones ... Pilot's Girl #3
Bobby Davis ... Hit Man
Walter Evans ... Customer #2
Charles Norton ... Boat Guard #1
Bill Embry ... Boat Guard #2
Dennis Williams ... Boat Guard #3
Mike Adams ... Boat Guard #4
Phil Kelley ... Dock Guard #1
Lloyd Poore ... Dock Guard #2
Mary Perries ... Shayne Clerk #1
Jackie Patterson ... Shayne Clerk #2
Richard Taylor ... Bartender
Joan Ray ... Nurse
Toni Gorman ... Party Girl #1
Tara Lang ... Party Girl #2

Eugenia Care ... Party Girl #3 (as Jeanie Care)
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Directed by
William Girdler 
 
Writing credits
William Girdler (story) and
David Sheldon (story)

William Girdler (screenplay)

Produced by
David Sheldon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alex Brown 
Monk Higgins 
 
Cinematography by
William L. Asman (director of photography) (as William Asman)
 
Film Editing by
Bub Asman  (as Henry Asman)
Jack Davies 
 
Production Design by
J. Patrick Kelly III 
 
Costume Design by
Lucia Tosti 
 
Production Management
Salvatore Billitteri .... post-production supervisor
Mike Moder .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Moder .... first assistant director
Joe Nayfack .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tony Matteo .... property master
Barbara Peter .... set designer
Barbara Peter .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
John Asman .... sound
Anthony DiMarco .... sound effects (as Tony Di Marco Nesco)
James Tabler .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Gene Grigg .... special effects
 
Stunts
Richard Washington .... stunt coordinator
Jadie David .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Craig .... key grip
Ray Edwards .... assistant camera
Phil Harnded .... still photographer
John LeBlanc .... camera operator
Fred Muncey .... gaffer
David Roster .... best boy gaffer
 
Music Department
Monk Higgins .... conductor
Monk Higgins .... music arranger
Larry Maxwell .... music consultant
Herman Weist .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Gary Cruise .... technical assistant
Duncan Daneault .... location auditor
Lois Haynie .... script supervisor
Mike Henry .... production company representative
Monk Higgins .... album producer
Julian F. Myers .... publicist (as Julian Myers)
Clare Pearce .... production secretary
Tom Todd .... assistant to producer
Herman Weist .... marine sequence coordinator
Bill Wilson .... location coordinator
 
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90 min
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Trivia:
Pam Grier's final blaxploitation picture.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jackie Brown (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm In Love With YouSee more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
She's a Dangerous Lady, And She Changes like the Weather., 20 January 2008
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

My reason for making "Sheba, Baby" priority viewing over all the other Blaxploitation films and Pam Grier vehicles was purely personal, namely the involvement of director William Girdler. I'm fascinated by his short but fruitful career. To enter the world of soul cinema as a 24-year-old white director and immediately being able to cast Pam Grier after the huge success of both "Coffy" and "Foxy Brown" is an achievement that at least demands for a little respect. Sure the film itself has no patch on the two aforementioned titles, but it's a decent and engaging film. The plot is extremely standard, with Pam as a tough Chicago private eye returning to her hometown of Louisville because the local organized crime network there violently moves in on her father's modest but traditional loaning company. The matters get really personal when Sheba narrowly escapes a car bomb which was meant to kill her stubborn father. Sheba rolls up the malignant network from the bottom of the ladder (miserable couriers and hired assailants) all the way to the top (sly and sleazy white guys on yachts). Pam acts as mean and looks as yummy as she always does, with a wide selection of tight and revealing outfits as well as various hair styles. There are some nice and nasty bits of violence (including a virulent and blood-soaked gunfight inside the loan agency which makes the PG-rating rather questionable), a funky soundtrack, vivid dialogs and a ravishing and sexy Pam Grier. Did I mention Pam Grier already?

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