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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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Jimmy Lynch ...
Sweetmeat
Jerry Jones ...
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)
Pat Patterson ...
(as Bishop Pat Patterson)
William Nutting
Hazel Spears
Theodis Williams
Wesley Gale ...
(as West Gale)
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(as Fitzhugh Houston)
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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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This film is multi-genre interface picture representing the genres of dance/music, comedy, martial arts/action, crime/gangster and cult and B-movies. See more »

Quotes

Metro Squad: [holding a shotgun on a criminal] Move and I'll blow your Afro off!
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"Put Your Weight On It" phrase copyright © Rudy Ray Moore See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Spaced Out
Lyrics by
Robert Rooks (as Bob Rooks)
Theodore Toney (as T. Toney)
George Sterling III
Music by
Ernie Fields Jr.
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Kickin asses, gettin' wimmenz, savin' chilrenz.
29 May 1999 | by 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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