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Def by Temptation (1990)

R | | Horror | 11 May 1990 (USA)
An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York City, and all that stands in her way, is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop that specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Bond III ...
Joel
...
'K'
...
Dougy
...
Minister Garth
Minnie Gentry ...
Grandma
Rony Clanton ...
Married Man
Steven Van Cleef ...
Jonathan
John Canada Terrell ...
Bartender #1
Guy Davis ...
Bartender #2
Cynthia Bond ...
Temptress
Najee ...
Himself
Freddie Jackson ...
Himself
...
Madam Sonya
Z. Wright ...
Young Joel
Michael Rivera ...
Gay Guy
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An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York City, and all that stands in her way, is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop that specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

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11 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Temptation  »

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$2,218,579 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Michael Michele. See more »

Goofs

When Dougy is showing K the information on the computer, the word "Caucasian" is misspelled. See more »

Quotes

Joel: New York is wild - nothing seems normal - everything seems out of place.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Najee's Def Theme
Performed by Najee
Written by Najee & Fareed
Produced by Najee of Najee Productions & Fareed A. Haqq of Fah Productions
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I enjoyed this film very much.
8 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I give this film high marks in spite of its limitations, which are primarily budgetary only. I thought the casting was perfect, particularly in Kadeem Hardison (who's career I had thought should have been, by rights, much larger), and Cynthia Bond, who's feature turn as the succubus was terrific—both terrifying and seductive at the same time. There were references to this film being firmly in the genre of "blackspoitation," but again, given the obviously low budget and other factors, I thought they did a bang up job with what they had to work with. Compared to say, "Vampire In Brooklyn," a big budget studio film starring Eddie Murphy, this little film succeeded in every important way, and in comparison fared so much better for all the reasons you watch a movie in the first place, two hours of solid entertainment. In this regard, I think the film succeeds quite well—funny, scary, hip and funky, with a strong undercurrent of the mystery of faith. I loved it.


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