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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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$3,000,000 (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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The 1970s flashback includes '80s and '90s cars. See more »

Quotes

Trucky: You can't beat a ho with a belt... they like that shit.
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Crazy Credits

Watch for Pootie Tang in his next adventure - "COLE ME DOWN ON THE PANNY STY" See more »

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Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Make 'em Say Ugh #2
by Master P (as Percy Miller), Silkk Tha Shocker (as Vyshon Miller), Mia X (as Mia Young),
Richard Jones, Craig Lawson & Snoop Dogg (as Calvin Broadus)
Performed by Master P
Courtesy of No Limit/Priority Records
Contains samples from "Funk Box"
by Craig Derry, Edward Fletcher, Bernard McDonald, Dwain Mitchell, Sylvia Robinson & Douglas Wimbish
"Apache" by Jiggs Chase, Cheryl Cook, Sylvia Robinson & Wonder Mike (as Michael Wright)
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Sa da tay! Pootie Tang is OK
8 August 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"Pootie Tang" is the ultimate guilty pleasure film. Sometimes I ask myself, "why do I laugh at this?". I don't know why, but it funny as hell. Chris Rock is a genius. I don't know how you come up with a story about a funny talking super hero. Throughout the whole movie, this guy is saying things that doesn't make any sense, but the characters surrounding him all understand. How do you come up something like that?!? And put it into a feature film!!! One liners like "sa da tay" and "sine your pity on the runny kine", are classics. "Pootie Tang" was conceived on the HBO hit The Chris Rock Show, in this spin off movie, Pootie is trying to take all the junk food, drugs and alcohol off the street that is being distributed by Dick Lecter (Robert Vaughn). The supporting cast includes The Chris Rock Show regulars including Wanda Sykes. "Pootie Tang" seems like a send up to 70's blaxpoitation films, but at the same time, I don't know what it is. "Pootie Tang" is a mixed bag of funk music, cheesy action and comedy. It all works for "Pootie Tang" making it the most unusual film ever made.

Pootie Tang- rated PG-13 *** out of ****


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