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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 »

Goofs

When Pootie Tang records with Truckie and some music industry workers, he adjusts the levels on the mixing desk. He turns some of them down, and leaves some faders partly open. In the next shot, all of the faders are closed. See more »

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Trucky: It was incredible. Only the third time a man had been mauled by a gorilla at that steel mill, that month!
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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 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Comin Up On Somp'n
by E-40 & Suga-T (as Tenina Stevens)
Performed by E-40 & Suga-T
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Who says a silly one-joke movie can't be fun?
14 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's easy to pick out what people would object to in this movie. It really is little more than a sketch comedy bit extended to 80 minutes, it really only has one joke and it really is pure silliness. But I thought it was really funny. Some of it, like Pootie's defending himself with his braid, was even brilliantly silly. Having seen it three days ago, I have already forgotten virtually the entire movie, but I thoroughly enjoyed it at the time, and my girlfriend, who is less tolerant of pure silliness than I am, laughed throughout. It did run out of momentum a little as it went along, with a great first half hour followed by diminishing returns on that one joke, but there was enough fun through to keep us watching. 7/10


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