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Pootie Tang (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Adventure  |  29 June 2001 (USA)
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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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Trivia

Pootie's license plate reads "CLEEPA." See more »

Goofs

When Pootie breaks up the drug meet between Dirty Dee and Bad Bitty, he goes from in front of his Corvette, to Bad Bitty's black sedan, and back to his Corvette in consecutive shots. See more »

Quotes

Dirty Dee: Pootie Tang! I come to call you out, maggoty eatin' *bitch*!
Pootie Tang: Ain't come one, but many tine tanies!
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Deleted scenes and bloopers are shown during the end credits. See more »

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References Survivor (2000) See more »

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Ima Crighty Pooster
by Louis C.K. & Prince Paul
Performed by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott) & Lance Crouther
Produced by Prince Paul and Donald Newkirk
Missy Elliott performs courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
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"Tang" needs a second look here...
4 August 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm more into classic drama and the epic scene, but when I do get into a comedy it has to be absolutely senseless. I don't want to see any formulaic structure from the drama side of things crossing over - which a lot of Holly-comedies have - it has to take on its own form and the Chris Rock produced "Tang" does that. The cheese fact is a perfect 10 on the scale and the creative powers that be told this story with precision. I believe this will be a cult classic, not to mention it far out played "Undercover Brother" which was released on a healthier production and marketing budget that same year. Chris Rock should be proud of his producer role and Lance Crouther was the funniest black-man stereotype I've ever seen. Finally, I remember going to a Blockbuster a few years back with some friends to buy the DVD, it was such a cult hit that some kid had stole the disk and left the DVD jacket on the for sale shelf... That says something. True stupidity is an acquired taste which only few can actually understand. And I would bet a few Franks that comedic geniuses are serious people 90 percent of the time. But when they let loose, look out.


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