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Black Shampoo (1976)

A black hairstylist has sex with his female customers, and tries to keep the Mafia from taking over his business.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Daniels ...
Mr. Jonathan
Tanya Boyd ...
Brenda St. John
Joseph Carlo ...
Mr. Wilson (as Joe Ortiz)
Skip E. Lowe ...
Artie
Gary Allen ...
Richard
William Bonner ...
Maddox (as Jack Mehoff)
Bruce Kerley ...
Jackson
Sheldon Lee ...
Chauffeur (as Salvator Benissimo)
Anne Gaybis ...
Mrs. Phillips
Heather Leigh ...
Mrs. Simpson (as Diana St. Clair)
Fred D. Scott ...
Freddie (as Fred Scott)
Marl Pero ...
Peg
Kelly Beau ...
Meg
Ruby Williams ...
Ruby
Helene Farber ...
Manicurist
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A black hairstylist has sex with his female customers, and tries to keep the Mafia from taking over his business.

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Mr. Jonathan is one bad mother! See more »


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5 March 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agrioi ektelestes... kaftes koukles  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Tanya Boyd, See more »

Goofs

The towel on Mrs. Carruthers' shoulders as she gets up. See more »

Quotes

Gay hairdresser: [describing a female customer] That bitch! She pinched my chin, honey, and she didn't even tip me!
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References Deep Throat (1972) See more »

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Liquid Love
by Roland Bautiste
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Blaxploitation Fan Service
14 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Blaxploitation is a seriously underrated genre. Bottom line, it you enjoy blaxploitation you'll love 'Black Shampoo' he's one bad mother... shut your mouth.

Actually the hero Mr. Jonathan isn't a vigilante. He's just the only straight hair stylist at a salon catering to desperate white housewives. Inevitably Mr. Jonathan ends up giving his clients more than just shampoo, that is if their daughters don't get to him first.

Mr. Jonathan gets into a tussle with a give turkey heroine smugger whom wants Mr. Jonathan's love interest back as his black sex slave. When Mr. Jonathan tries to defend her, their salon is vandalized by thugs.

The whole thing ends in a bloody showdown involving chainsaws, axes, and pool sticks. Surprisingly violent.

So the plot's light but 'Black Shampoo' delivers on the classic blaxploitation is promises.

The recent film 'Black Dynamite' failed as a parody of blaxploitation because it failed to realized that blaxploitation is funny enough on its own.


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