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Soul Hustler (1973)

PG | | Drama, Music | 1973 (USA)
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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Matthew Crowe (as Fabian Forte)
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Tony Russel ...
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William Bonner ...
Ira
Kitty Vallacher ...
Julie
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Billy Henry
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Dan Myers
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Rosswell Hahn Jr. ...
Little John
Robert Swan ...
Sheriff
Tracy Morgan ...
Annie
Mikel Angel ...
Lyle (as Mike Angel)
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Myrna
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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 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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He went to Hell... and came back to die! Was he the devil or a disciple? See more »

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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 »

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Set Me Free
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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