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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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Stars: John Ireland, Yvonne De Carlo, Jack Kruschen
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Mr. Jonathan
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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)
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Freddie (as Fred Scott)
Marl Pero ...
Peg
Kelly Beau ...
Meg
Ruby Williams ...
Ruby
Helene Farber ...
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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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HE'S BAD...HE'S MEAN...HE'S A LOVIN' MACHINE! WHEN HE'S MAD...HE'S MEAN...HE'S A KILLING MACHINE! See more »


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5 March 1976 (USA)  »

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Agrioi ektelestes... kaftes koukles  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Dean Cundey replaced Michael Mileham as the director of photography for this movie after the first day of shooting. See more »

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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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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Can You Feel The Love
Sung by The Gerald Lee Singers Featuring Stephana Loeb, Debbie James, Nancy Shanks
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Nobody messes with my hair salon!
28 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Right before director Greydon Clark did "Satan's Cheerleaders", he made this 1976 violent blaxploitation cheese ball about a salon owner/gigolo, Mr. Johnathan (John Daniels, who looks like a smaller, african american Lou Ferrigno) getting revenge on the white mobsters who kidnap his secretary/girlfriend, beat up his gay hairdressers and trash his salon. This has plenty of cheezy acting, especially from the stereotypical gay hairdressers. The film is definitely not boring, except for some romantic 70s montages in the middle. There's plenty of sex, nudity, and violence resulting in a conclusion that involves chainsaw mutilations and a pool cue impaling! It shouldn't dramatically disappoint fans of the genre, but don't expect laughs like the Dolemite films. After you see it once, you probably won't come back to it. Its good for a cheap rental on bad 70s night. Black Shampoo goes mostly for a serious tone, although it has problems staying there. How serious can you take an angry hairdresser?


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