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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
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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Touch him and you're dust!


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Avenging Disco Godfather  »

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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: Call the AMB-YOO-LANCE, and tell them what he has HAY-AD!
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"Put Your Weight On It" phrase copyright © Rudy Ray Moore See more »

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Referenced in The Disco Exorcist (2011) See more »

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Shermanizing - One Way Ticket To Hell
Written by Ernie Fields Jr. and Greg Middleton
Performed by Juice People Unlimited
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Kickin asses, gettin' wimmenz, savin' chilrenz.
29 May 1999 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

Disco Godfather is, quite possibly, the worst film ever made. I think that Rudy Ray Moore could have feasibly wiped his tail with the celluloid and the end result would have been a more worthy feature.

Then again, Disco Godfather is probably one of the most entertaining movies I've ever seen. Aside from the three-hour-long roller-skate-disco-dance sequences and the rants about the evils of PCP, the film (and I say "film") is a karate-fightin', rappin-rhymin', booty-shakin', disco-quakin' good time! When Rudy Ray delivers lines like "But how? AND WHY?" with a knowing glance toward his captivated audience, you know you are putty in the hands of a master craftsman. The film's supa-fly climax, a spontaneous kung-fu fest at a PCP warehouse, is one of cinema's finest moments. Just sit back, let the fists fly, and let the carefree spirit of Rudy Ray Moore's 1970's America take you away.


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