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The Guy from Harlem (1977)

R | | Action | September 1977 (USA)
Tough streetwise private investigator Al Connors, who works in Florida but originally hails from Harlem, is hired by the CIA to guard a visiting African princess. Moreover, Connors uses all... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Loye Hawkins ...
Al Connors
Cathy Davis ...
Wanda De Bauld
Patricia Fulton ...
Mrs. Ashanti
Wanda Starr ...
Sue
Steve Gallon ...
Harry De Bauld
Laster Wilson ...
Larry De Bauld
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Big Daddy (as Scott Lawrence)
Vaughn Harris ...
David McLeod, CIA (as Vaughan Harris)
Richie Vallon ...
Jim
Michael Murrell ...
Paul Benson
Angela Schon ...
Jo Ann
Douglas Ferraro ...
Man #1
Fernando Yi ...
Man #2
Colleen Martinez ...
Masseuse
Hyatt Hodgdon ...
Mac
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Tough streetwise private investigator Al Connors, who works in Florida but originally hails from Harlem, is hired by the CIA to guard a visiting African princess. Moreover, Connors uses all his sharp street smarts and fierce fighting skills to find another woman who's been abducted by the evil Big Daddy. Written by Woodyanders

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Several actors flub lines throughout the film. Possibly the most noticeable example is when Harry thanks Sue by saying, "Good lookin', you've been... you took care of business." See more »

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Al Connors: I've got the money, the coke and a picture of your daughter. There's one more thing I need.
Harry De Bauld: What is that, Al?
Al Connors: That's all the information you can give me on this Big Daddy fella. Who is he?
Harry De Bauld: When you say 'who is he?' you're talking about what he looks like and where he hangs out. Nobody knows, Al. That's one thing we can't tell you much about. Very few people ever see Big Daddy. The only thing I can tell you though, he's about six feet two inches tall, has blond, curly hair and, man, you talking ...
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Badly made kidnap story would have been better as a porn film
19 April 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Watching this tale of a detective from Harlem, who now works in Florida (hence the title) I was struck by how much better this film would be if there was some hardcore sex in it. The idea may make me seem like an absolute pig but if you watch this movie for more than five minutes you too will be struck by two thoughts:

First - when is the sex going to start because this movie looks and feels like a bad 1970's porn film. Second - when is the sex going to start since this movie is so awful that its probably the only thing the film makers could do to make this movie even remotely interesting.

This movie is a turkey. Its cheap, badly filmed, badly acted with awful action and a stupid plot (its got something to do with the kidnapping of an African Ambassador's wife or daughter or something). Its on that fine line between so bad its good and so bad its bad and it wobbles back and forth across it minute by minute.

If you're a true bad movie lover see it. If you're any other type of movie lover stay away because there is no sex to spice things up.


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