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2 October 1976 (USA) See more »
Nerve-shattering ...Brain-battering ...Mind-splattering ...A ONE MAN DISASTER!
One of several Rudy Ray Moore films, THE HUMAN TORNADO is part of the on-going adventures of Dolemite: a signifying' super-hero... See more » | Add synopsis »
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If you want hard-core Blaxploitation action, look no further than this classic starring the multi-talented Rudy Ray Moore as Dolemite, the baddest pimpin' hustler around. See more (21 total) »


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Rudy Ray Moore ... Dolemite
Lady Reed ... Queen Bee
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 Cromartie ... Jimmy
Jerry Jones ... Detective 'Pistol Pete' Blakeley
Ed Montgomery ... Dough
Herb Graham ... Cavaletti

Ernie Hudson ... Bo (as Louis Hudson)
Kathyn Hayes ... Madam
Barbara Gerl ... Mrs. Cavaletti
Peaches Jones ... T.C.
Marie Carter
Michael Lee

Jack Kelly ... Capt. Ryan
West Gale
Fred Spencer
Gory Brandan
Paul Fox (as Paul M. Fox)
Ben A. Taylor
Patti Williams
Shirill King
Fletcher Weatherspoon
Freddie DeFox ... Maitre d' No. 1 (as Freddie De Fox)
Billy Nighten Gale ... Maitre d' No. 2
Greg Colbrook
Javier Ambrez
Anne Gaybis (as Annie Gaybis)
Billy Watkins
Laura Welcome (as Laurel Welcome)
Robert Huerta (as Robert Huereta)
Louis Jaurez
Fred Saunders
Bob Rosenbaum
Mikie Gist
Manuel DePina (as Manuel De'Pina)
Cora Lee Day
Tyomo Tey
Ron Trice
Leland Smith
Hollie Sands
Pat Thomas
William Morgan
Sharon Lee
Napoleon Wright
Nathaniel Sullivan
O.C. Wilson
Stephen Kosworth
Ruth Sitton
John Alda
Ceaser January (as Ceasar January)
Cardella Di Milo
Doug Senior
John Di Fusco (as John De Fuso)
Anna Marie Nicolas (as Anna Marie Nico)
Stephen Louis

Robert Factor
Sir George
Toney Watkins (as Toney Davis)
Carol Bell

Lorrie Marlow (as Lorri Marlow)
Sonny Romero
Arnie Graffer
Sammy Green
Gwendolyn Westbrook
Mark Toepfer
Iola Henry
Steve Fisher
Gary Williams
Tim Packett
Claudia Macone
Sarita Caress
Wendy Cavanaugh
James Fouratt
Rama ... Herself - Dancer
Xavier Chatman ... Himself - Dancer
Bryan Holman
Roy Romious
Raymond Johnson (as Ray Johnson)
Tony Lancaster
Wilbert Terry

Directed by
Cliff Roquemore 
Writing credits
Jerry Jones  screenplay and
Rudy Ray Moore  character created by

Ben A. Taylor (song lyrics) and
Rudy Ray Moore (song lyrics) (as R.R. Moore)

Jimmy Lynch (special dialogue)

Produced by
Rudy Ray Moore .... producer
Theodore Toney .... associate producer (as T. Toney)
Original Music by
Arthur Wright 
Cinematography by
Gene Condie (director of photography)
Bob Wilson (director of photography)
Makeup Department
Marie Carter .... makeup artist
Production Management
Guy Nicholas .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ayanna DuLaney .... second assistant director
Cassius Weathersby .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jimmy Lynch .... set designer
Rudy Ray Moore .... set designer
Sound Department
Marvin Kerner .... sound effects
Sandy Luber .... sound effects
Steve Rogers .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Harry Woolman .... special effects
Cliff Flenoy .... martial arts stunts
Melvin Harris .... martial arts stunts
Howard Jackson .... martial arts fight director
Nat Moore .... martial arts stunts
Jose Ricardo .... martial arts stunts
José Torres .... martial arts stunts (as Joe Torres)
John Turnage .... martial arts stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Chuck Dawson .... key grip
Lowell Peterson .... electrician (as Lowell Nick Peterson)
Bob Purcello .... assistant camera
Nicholas Josef von Sternberg .... camera operator: second unit (as Nickholas Von Sternberg)
Robert Vose .... still photographer (as Bob Vose)
Oshana Walker .... best boy
Lowell Peterson .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlene Fulton .... special wardrobe
Ira Imani .... wardrobe: Rudy Ray Moore
Ni Ronji .... wardrobe (as Ni Rondji)
Editorial Department
Hugo Grimaldi .... editorial supervisor
J.F. Kinyon .... archival editorial services (uncredited)
Other crew
Freddie DeFox .... production assistant (as Freddie De Fox)
Heather Evergates .... production assistant
Jill Freeman .... script girl
Jean Kizzee .... executive secretary
Rodney McMickin .... production assistant
Nathaniel Sullivan .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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98 min
Color (CFI)
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Errors in geography: About 15 minutes or so into the film, as Dolemite is being chased by the Sheriff (because he got caught in bed with said Sheriff's wife), you can see the Hollywood sign as they drive through the upper roads of Griffith Park... and then they talk about how they have to get moving out to California.See more »
Dolemite:Bitch, are you for real?See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
If you want hard-core Blaxploitation action, look no further than this classic starring the multi-talented Rudy Ray Moore as Dolemite, the baddest pimpin' hustler around., 26 February 1999
Author: dolemite-14 from Massapequa, New York

The Human Tornado is a campy 70's Blaxploitation movie starring nightclub comedian Rudy Ray Moore in perhaps his most endearing role to date. The movie tells the tale of Dolemite, a bad ass pimpin' hustler who gets on the wrong side of a white, racist sheriff by sleeping with his wife. Dolemite barely escapes, and journeys to sunny California to visit an old friend, a nightclub owner (and Madam to Dolemite's 'ladies') named Queen Bee. However, it seems that a rival nightclub owner with Mob connections is trying to muscle in on her racket, so Dolemite takes matters into his own hands. Rudy Ray Moore showcases many diverse talents in this landmark film, including strong dramatic skills, a mastery of Kung Fu, an impressive singing voice (he provides two of the songs on the soundtrack), a touching, compassionate side with the ladies, and an overall compelling charisma and keen sense of comic timing. This film has it all, people: A deep plot, blistering action, laugh-a-minute comedy, beautiful women in distress, a slam-bang ending...what more could you ask from a movie? Run, don't walk, to your local video store and rent The Human Tornado today. And be sure to share it with your family.

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