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Pootie Tang (2001)

Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America, who try to steal his magic belt and make ... See full summary »

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Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America, who try to steal his magic belt and make him sell out by endorsing addictive products to his people. Pootie must learn to find himself and defeat the evil corporation for all the young black children of America, supatime. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related material, language and drug content | See all certifications »
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29 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Pootie Tang in Sine Your Pitty on the Runny Kine  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,506,233 (USA) (1 July 2001)

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$3,293,258 (USA) (29 July 2001)
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Paramount originally intended for the film to be a limited release by Paramount Classics, their art-house division. Later, Chris Rock's involvement and the success of the somewhat similar Austin Powers movies convinced them it had box office potential, so they changed it to a wide release. See more »

Goofs

When Pootie Tang rises from kneeling in front of the corn in the field, knee pads are visible under his overalls. See more »

Quotes

Trucky: You can't beat a ho with a belt... they like that shit.
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Deleted scenes and bloopers are shown during the end credits. See more »

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Referenced in Scary Movie 3 (2003) See more »

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Why Pootie Why?
by QD3 & Ali LeRoi
Performed by Karl Clanton
Produced by QD3 & Whole 9
Karl Clanton performs courtesy of Bell Entertainment
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my dilly
25 May 2007 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

It's criminal, how underrated this movie is. It's inspired on so many levels, and the encyclopedic knowledge of action films, hip-hop videos, 70s blaxploitation and chop-socky movies is breathtaking. I always think of it in the same class as THE JERK and ZOOLANDER, with a healthy respect for flat-out absurdity and non-stop gags. The filming style is rough, and the actors generally have no polish (an undoubtedly deliberate choice), which makes the sudden flashes of precision so devastatingly funny. Wanda Sykes, in particular, is absolute gold as party girl Biggie Shorty, but the film's full of co-stars - Andy Richter, Dave Attell, Jennifer Coolidge, J.D. Williams, Missy Elliott, and Robert Vaughan - who get their turn on the silliness carousel. I can imagine someone who isn't a fan, or at least an observer, of the above things would hate this movie like poison, but for me, who has seen more Jay-Z videos than I ever wanted to see and who can't help laughing when I see a man use kung-fu to bounce bullets off his hair (a gag too complicated to explain, but seamless on screen), POOTIE TANG is fantastic.

I'd recommend it more, but it's just too hard to describe!


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