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 »
Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.
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
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 »
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 »
You Know How We Do
by Shaquille O'Neal, Sixx John & Armando Colon
Performed by Shaquille O'Neal & Sixx John
Produced by Armando Colon
Shaquille O'Neal performs courtesy of T.W.IsM. Records
Sixx John performs courtesy of 1 Tyme Entertainment / Trauma Records See more »
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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