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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 »
User Reviews:
Not a Classic But Fun See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

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 Baadasssss Cinema (2002) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Good Man Is GoneSee more »

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not a Classic But Fun, 7 January 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

'Sheba, Baby' (1975)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Blaxploitation Girdler style has Pam Grier leaving Chicago and heading to Louisville when she hears a bunch of thugs are trying to push her father out of his business. Soon dad is shot dead and it's up to Grier to track down the killers and put an end to them. Once again, this isn't the greatest film in the world and it's certainly not an Oscar-winner but if you enjoy the genre and what it has to offer then you're going to be able to enjoy what's here. I was a little hesitant going into a PG-rated blaxploiation film but the screenplay offers up enough action to keep things moving even though I'm sure fans of Grier want the R-rated action that comes with the nudity. Grier is as tough as ever here and she really turns in another winning performance. What always amazes me about her is how much fire and energy you can see her burning even if she's just standing around not doing a thing. Then, when it's time to fight, that energy just erupts like a volcano and one can't help but respect that energy she brings to a film. The supporting players include Rudy Challenger, Austin Stoker and Dick Merrifield but there's no doubt that the film belongs to Grier. Having lived in Louisville for many years, the film gave me even more entertainment than it probably will from someone who has never visited the city. There were several locations that I recognized and that's always going to add a little bit more charm to a film for someone. The movie does go over the top in its violence and I was a little surprised to see more of the red stuff than I was expecting. Of course, being a blaxploitation picture we've got to end the film with a wild chase and shoot out and that doesn't disappoint here either. Seeing Grier in a wetsuit never hurts either.

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