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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) (29 June 2001)

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$3,293,258 (USA) (27 July 2001)
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Louis C.K.'s first draft of the script featured Pootie Tang as a gun-toting vigilante, with explicit violence, sex and swearing. Paramount told him to rewrite the script to get a PG-13 rating. Louis C.K. realized that he preferred Pootie as a positive hero for children, who respects women and only fights in self-defense. See more »

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When Pootie and Dirty Dee begin their showdown, the three members of Dirty's gang riding the trunk of his car suddenly vanish. See more »

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Pootie Tang: I gots to say na nay no.
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Watch for Pootie Tang in his next adventure - "COLE ME DOWN ON THE PANNY STY" See more »

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References Survivor (2000) See more »

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SINE YOUR PITTY ON THE RUNNY KINE
Written by Louis C.K. and Prince Paul
Performed by Qiana Drew, Tara Jeffers, Lorria Richards and Lance Crouther
Produced by Prince Paul and Donald Newkirk
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Say sa da tay to the coolest cat in town.
26 October 2009 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

8/10 for a little movie I had never heard of before today that I now see has a shockingly low IMDb score? Have my few braincells finally left my heavy skull or does this movie deserve to be seen by more people?

I opt for the latter. Pootie Tang is all about . . . . . Pootie Tang (played by Lance Crouther), a man who men want to be and women want to be with. He's a recording artist, an actor, an inspiration to children everywhere and a thorn in the side of evil corporate America. And he does all this with the aid of his powerful belt, bestowed upon him from his father's (Chris Rock, in one of a few roles he plays) deathbed. Of course, everyone likes to see the mighty fall and this is precisely what some nasty folk have in mind for Pootie Tang so the movie chronicles his early years, his amazing status in modern times and his fall from grace as evil businessmen try to gain and profit from his image.

Lance Crouther is great in the leading role, all nonsensical talk and smooth charm, and the rest of the cast are all pretty uniformly hilarious. Yes, the bigger names like Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes and Jennifer Coolidge get more time to wring laughs but everyone involved plays their part to perfection, getting maximum comedy value from even the smallest of dumb gags.

Writer/director Louis C.K. has crafted a little gem of a film that really deserves a far bigger audience and while it could be accused of being little more than a parody pastiche it becomes more than the sum of it's parts thanks to some spot-on humour, excellent performances and a marvellously wacky sensibility. Seek it out and you won't be disappointed.

See this if you like: Undercover Brother, Fear Of A Black Hat, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.


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