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Disco Godfather (1979)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudy Ray Moore ...
Jimmy Lynch ...
Jerry Jones ...
Dr. Fred Mathis
Lady Reed ...
Mrs. Edwards
Stinger Ray (as James H. Hawthorne)
Frank Finn ...
Lt. Frank Hayes
Bucky (as Julius J. Carry III)
Pat Patterson ...
(as Bishop Pat Patterson)
William Nutting
Hazel Spears
Theodis Williams
West Gale
(as Fitzhugh Houston)
Paunita Nichols


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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Release Date:

September 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avenging Disco Godfather  »

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1.85 : 1
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The name of the squad formed to fight drugs such as PCP was the 'Angels Against Dust'. See more »


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 »


Referenced in The Legend of Dolemite (1994) See more »


I Never Wanted To Say Goodbye
Written by Steve Sullivan
Performed by Juice People Unlimited
Sung by Marquee De Marco
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Put your weight on it!
9 August 2001 | by (Toronto, Cana-duh) – See all my reviews

Right from the start, Avenging Disco Godfather is not your average blaxploitation film. In an era where Cleopatra Jones and Dolemite gave us an 'inside look' at life in the ghettos of America the Disco Godfather broke the rut of jive talkin', ass kickin' cinema that had been the norm for so many years. The Disco Godfather is the story of an ex-cop turned hot DJ who turns the tables on the Angel Dust dealers who almost cost the life of his nephew, Bucky. Instead of relying on superhuman marital arts a la the Matirx and a bevy of killer bitches, the Godfather uses his raw emotion and hatred for those who would deal in his neighbourhood. While having a message of strong social and community pride, Godfather does not get too preachy. It still delivers alot of what we go to see Rudy Rae Moore films for, pure tounge-in-cheek laughs...although, many may not have been intended to be funny. From the imortal line "To be a member of the Godfather's disco squad, you have to get down. And funky" to the surreal dream sequences involving cat-women and Harlem zombies, Disco Godfather is far better than the Dolemite series, which relied mostly on Moore's stand up comedy routine.

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