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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) (1 July 2001)

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$3,293,258 (USA) (29 July 2001)
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Trivia

Patrice O'Neal auditioned for a role. See more »

Goofs

When Pootie Tang rises from kneeling in front of the corn in the field, knee pads are visible under his overalls. See more »

Quotes

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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Deleted scenes and bloopers are shown during the end credits. See more »

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Referenced in Jon Glaser Loves Gear: Hockey (2016) See more »

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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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Great camp!
29 October 2002 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie is so unique, it may be as difficult for some to understand as it is to figure out Pootie's language. I was captivated from the first scene right up to the end. Kudos to Lance Crouther for his truly inspired performance as the hero. His physical comedy while combatting his foes or even just interacting with everyone else was brilliant and quirky. You really find yourself focusing on him in every scene, just to see what he was going to do next. There is also the ensemble of actors that inhabit Pootie's world, all of whom did a great job. I often read critics making comparisons between the modern charactor actors and how they pale before those of the distant past - razzz - wrong! These people hammed it up with style and flair. "I'm Dirty Dee, dammit!"

Sah da tay, my brothers.


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