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The Human Tornado (1976)

A flabby black comedian defends his community from attacks by stereotypical whites.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lady Reed ...
Jimmy Lynch ...
Mr. Motion
Gloria Delaney ...
Hurricane Annie (as Glorya De Lani)
Howard Jackson ...
Himself - World Karate Champion
Lord Java ...
Himself (as Java)
J.B. Baron ...
Sheriff Beatty
James R. Page ...
Jimmy (as James Cromartie)
Jerry Jones ...
Ed Montgomery ...
Dough
Herb Graham ...
Cavaletti
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Bo (as Louis Hudson)
Kathyn Hayes ...
Madam
Barbara Gerl ...
Mrs. Cavaletti
Peaches Jones ...
T.C.
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Storyline

One of several Rudy Ray Moore films, THE HUMAN TORNADO is part of the on-going adventures of Dolemite: a signifying' super-hero. Dolemite comes to the rescue of Queen Bee, whose primarily black Nightclub is threatened by White Mafia types. Written by <minskerm@garnet.cla.sc.edu>

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Nerve-shattering ...Brain-battering ...Mind-splattering ...A ONE MAN DISASTER! See more »


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2 October 1976 (USA)  »

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Dolemite II  »

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Goofs

During the opening sequence, Dolemite's outfit changes several times as the camera angle changes. This discontinuity occurred because the footage was apparently culled from different performances of Rudy Ray Moore's live stage show. See more »

Quotes

Dolemite: Bitch, are you for real?
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Connections

Followed by The Legend of Dolemite (1994) See more »

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Great 70's movie
21 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I've not only seen this movie but I bought it! I like the fact that it has everything you'd expect to see in a 70's era movie: kung-fu, sex, crooked cops and all the funky clothes you ever wished to see.

If you like low budget 70's movies, it doesn't get any better than this!

Check it out.


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