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Disco Godfather (1979)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  September 1979 (USA)
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A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, ... See full summary »

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Rudy Ray Moore ...
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Noel
Jimmy Lynch ...
Sweetmeat
Jerry Jones ...
Dr. Fred Mathis
Lady Reed ...
Mrs. Edwards
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Stinger Ray (as James H. Hawthorne)
Frank Finn ...
Lt. Frank Hayes
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Bucky (as Julius J. Carry III)
Pat Patterson ...
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William Nutting
Hazel Spears
Theodis Williams
West Gale
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(as Fitzhugh Houston)
Paunita Nichols
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A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, called "angel dust," or PCP. Disco Godfather vows "to personally come down on the suckers that's producing this shit!" He takes to the streets, slaps drug dealers and even exposes a crooked cop that is covering for the dealers. In between, he still finds time to manage the Blueberry Hill and perform. "Put a little slide in yo' glide," he pleads to the patrons, "Put some weight on it!" Disco Godfather tracks down the kingpin that is behind all the angel dust production, but not before he is kidnapped and forced to inhale PCP through a gas mask! Written by Robert B. DeSalvo <rdesalvo@earthlink.net>

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Touch him and you're dust!


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In one scene in this disco movie, the 33 1/3 LP record album cover of Saturday Night Fever (1977) is used as a cocaine bowl. See more »

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Tucker Williams: Well Kimbo looks like we got you for good this time. I'm going to personally see that you are locked up and the key is thrown away forever, you decrepit old stupid son of a bitch!
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"Put Your Weight On It" phrase copyright © Rudy Ray Moore See more »

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14 August 2002 | by (luling, louisiana) – See all my reviews

On recommendation of one of my friends, I picked up this movie. It was at Wal-Mart on DVD for $10, so why not?

The many disco scenes were refreshing to see, and seeing Rudy Ray Moore himself get down to the disco grooves was highly impressive. However, this is not one of his best works!

A large portion of this movie is just Rudy Ray saying how much he hates those who use PCP, and keep it on the streets. He's going to get revenge by [messing] up some mother[messers]!

Personally, I like my Dolemite movies with a ton of cursing and lots of action scene, not a serious message. However, the "trip" scenes, where people are freaking out because of the PCP, are well worth this. Quite possibly some of the freakiest cinematography I've ever seen.

I liked this movie mostly for the first 15 minutes and the last 15 minutes. Everything else is just filler, so you might as well watch the first fifteen minutes, go to any Drug Abuse information site and learn about PCP on your own, then come back and watch the last.

OVERALL, I would give this movie a 8/10, because the good outweighs the bad. Must see if you are a fan of Mr. Rudy Ray Moore.


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