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Soul Hustler (1973)

PG  |   |  Drama, Music  |  1973 (USA)
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Matthew Crowe, a whoring, pot-smoking, wandering singer teams up with a tent-show preacher. The preacher recognizes Mathew's charisma, and together they collect big donations delivering ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Crowe (as Fabian Forte)
Nai Bonet ...
Tony Russel ...
Evin Calder
Brian Spencer
William Bonner ...
Kitty Vallacher ...
Marshall Reed ...
Billy Henry
Lionel Ames ...
Dan Myers
Larry Easley ...
Rosswell Hahn Jr. ...
Little John
Robert Swan ...
Tracy Morgan ...
Mikel Angel ...
Lyle (as Mike Angel)
Diana Darrin ...


Matthew Crowe, a whoring, pot-smoking, wandering singer teams up with a tent-show preacher. The preacher recognizes Mathew's charisma, and together they collect big donations delivering sermons with rocking gospel songs.Soon enough, Matthew lands a record deal, and the older man becomes the manager of Crowe's new act: Matthew, Son of Jesus. They hire a backup group of mustachioed rock musicians, who play in brown monks' robes, in contrast to Matthew's white robe and sandals. Their debut album becomes a huge hit so they go on a concert tour to promote it. Written by alfiehitchie

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Lovin' Man Jesus  »

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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 8 (2002) See more »


Back with My People
Written by Harley Hatcher
Performed by "Matthew and the People" (Al Seropian, Mel Arakelian, Eddie Beram)
Produced by Top Hat Productions
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Casey Kasem's performance is one of the joys of watching something as obscure as Soul Hustler
28 June 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Since Casey Kasem died a few weeks ago, I've been going on the internet searching for his various movies in which he played parts, as opposed to just being himself. Here, he's Birnie, a public relations man for Fabian and his manager, Evin Calder (Tony Russel), a preacher who discovers him when Fabian tries to bilk some money from him during one of his sermons. Oh, and did I tell you Fabian plays Matthew, a sex and drug addict? Anyway, Casey is very much a '70s character with the bushy mustache and curly hair and that familiar voice was a great asset here. The film itself is quite good in exploring the complicated feelings of Fabian's character especially when he falls for a woman played by Nai Bonet. So on that note, Soul Hustler is worth seeking out. I saw this on YouTube.

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