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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
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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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Trivia

The name of the basketball team was The Stingrays. 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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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dolemite (2010) See more »

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Spaced Out
Written by Ernie Fields Jr. and T. Tony
Performed by Juice People Unlimited
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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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