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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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Noel
Jimmy Lynch ...
Sweetmeat
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Dr. Fred Mathis
Lady Reed ...
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Stinger Ray (as James H. Hawthorne)
Frank Finn ...
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William Nutting
Hazel Spears
Theodis Williams
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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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September 1979 (USA)  »

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Avenging Disco Godfather  »

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Trivia

This was the only film directed by J. Robert Wagoner. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Fred Mathis: Where are you Mister? Are you with us or just in our minds?
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Crazy Credits

"Put Your Weight On It" phrase copyright © Rudy Ray Moore See more »

Connections

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

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Disco Godfather
Written by Ernie Fields Jr. and Greg Middleton
Performed by Juice People Unlimited
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A curious little creation
29 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What can possibly be said about "Godfather" that hasn't already been repeated countless times in previous reviews? The plot is relatively simple: disco entrepreneur Rudy Ray pulls no punches against drug-pushers after his nephew gets "whacked out" on angel dust (PCP) one evening at the Blueberry Hill discotheque.

But to run down the plot of Disco Godfather without commenting on the stylistics would be the same as explaining the delightful flavor of a fudge brownie by listing the ingredients.

Foremost, this movie is the quintessential blacksploitation flick, complete with vigilante crime-fighting, brightly colored polyester outfits, and throbbing, string-instrumented dance music. Anybody who comes to the movie with a love for these often humorous elements of seventies blacksploitation will enjoy Rudy Ray's vigorous performance and whacky one-liners.

And as with most of Rudy's other works, the believability of the plot and the logical coherence of the characters' actions take a backseat to glamour (wasn't that was the seventies were all about, anyway)? Between the incredible hallucination sequences, the traces of a plot occasionally catch the viewer's eye only to vanish once more beneath layers of pointless (but entertaining) kung-fu, dancing, drug use, and gratuitous sex.

Watch this only if you have a stomach for the glitzy superficialness of the seventies or if you're a yuckster looking for a good laugh.


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