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Disco Godfather (1979)

R  |   |  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)
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William Nutting
Hazel Spears
Theodis Williams
West Gale
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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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First, final and only ever feature film directed by J. Robert Wagoner. 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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9 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Rudy Ray Moore's performance in the Disco Godfather is a thing of beauty. Classic lines include "Why, Why 143?", "You call him in Florida little lady, I got a friend out there.......alone", "Call the ambulance and when they get here, tell the driver what he has hayad". All great, and the continued run ins with telephone man are classics as well. Nothing can keep the laughs from coming when he attempts to knock the phone man out with the wrench, and then exclaims "Damn!". Great movie, a little slow at times(the drug political speech) but definitely good enough to put your weight on it put your weight on it put your weight on it!


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