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Velvet Smooth (1976)

R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | June 1976 (USA)
The female head of a detective agency is hired by a crime lord to figure out who's taking his action.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnnie Hill ...
Velvet Smooth
Owen Watson ...
King Lathrop (as Owen Wat-son)
Emerson Boozer ...
Mat
René Van Clief ...
Frankie
Elsie Roman ...
Ria
Moses Lyllia ...
Sgt. Barnes
Frank Ruiz ...
Lt. Ramos
James Durrah ...
Calvin Christopher
Thomas Agero ...
Snake
Wilfredo Roldan ...
Rodriguez
Michael Scorpio ...
Martinez
Allen Ayers Jr. ...
Johnson
Hector Quinones ...
Player
Sydney Filson ...
Dealer
Sam Schwartz ...
Captain O'Reilly
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The female head of a detective agency is hired by a crime lord to figure out who's taking his action.

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Lyrics from the title song: "Velvet Smooth, you are the one! Velvet Smooth, with love or with guns, You're Velvet Smooth, with piece in hand! If fate takes your youth, I won't understand!" See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: The Body Shop (2010) See more »

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good for a laugh
24 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a low-budget 70's martial arts film, I thought it was pretty entertaining. The soundtrack is really a hoot, as are the sets and costumes. I especially enjoyed the scene where King and Velvet are on the sofa and you can actually see the audio boom shifting back and forth at the bottom of the screen! When Velvet speaks her line the boom points at her and when King says something, the boom races back toward him--hilarious! I noticed that the casino bouncer is one of the "family" from "Super Fly". There are some amusing parallels: Velvet takes off her bracelet at home, cut to bracelets being stolen at the casino robbery. Also, during the fight scene on the top of the MTA building, the costumes match the colors and shapes of the hele-pad. I thought the Kojak lookalike was a really strange touch and whatever they were using for stage blood looked like marinara! Fantastic!


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