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Pootie Tang -- 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.

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Writer (WGA):
Louis C.K. (written by)
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Release Date:
29 June 2001 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Lance Crouther ... Pootie Tang

J.B. Smoove ... Trucky

Jennifer Coolidge ... Ireenie

Reg E. Cathey ... Dirty Dee

Robert Vaughn ... Dick Lecter

Wanda Sykes ... Biggie Shorty

Chris Rock ... JB / Radio DJ / Pootie's Father
Mario Joyner ... Lacey
Cathy Trien ... Stacy

Dave Attell ... Frank

Laura Kightlinger ... Anchor Woman
Christopher Wynkoop ... Sheriff

Rick Shapiro ... Shakey
Qiana Drew ... Singing Lady
Lorria Richards ... Singing Lady

J.D. Williams ... Froggy
Tara Jeffers ... Solo Girl Singer
Cole Hawkins ... Little Pootie

Andy Richter ... Record Executive

Kristen Bell ... Record Executive's Daughter
Ray Wills ... Board Director
Robert Trumbull ... Board Director
Jim Earl ... Eddie

David Cross ... Dennis

Chuck Jeffreys ... Bad Bitty
Tammy Faye Starlight ... Dirty Dee Girl
Jodi Michelle Pynn ... Dirty Dee Girl
Stacy Renae ... Sidewalk Girl

Alem Brhan Sapp ... Guitar Player
Joseph Dolphin ... Greasy

Todd Barry ... Greasy

Keesha Sharp ... Party Girl
Greg Hahn ... Prison Guard (as Gregory Hahn)

Jon Glaser ... Recording Engineer (as John Glaser)

William Stephenson ... Fast Food Cook
Robin Montague ... Screaming Woman
Devon Malik Beckford ... Sweet Little Boy

Missy Elliott ... Diva
Bryan Hearne ... Little Trucky
Ebony Jo-Ann ... Pootie's Mother
Michelle Robinson ... Jilted Woman
Keenan Shimizu ... Big Father
Linda Murrell ... Burger Joint Reporter
Michael Broughton ... Bad Bitty Goon
Tony Rhune ... Bad Bitty Goon
Andy Duppin ... Dirty Dee Goon

David S. Lomax ... Dirty Dee Goon (as David Lomax)
Bob Colletti ... Gorilla

Bob Costas ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Héctor Ramos ... Boy Toy

Cecelia Antoinette ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Diandra Newlin ... Concerned Child (uncredited)

Conan O'Brien ... Conan O'Brien (uncredited)

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Brian Smyj ... Pootie Impersonator (uncredited)

Lanette Ware ... Flashback Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Louis C.K. 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Louis C.K. (written by)

Produced by
Dave Becky .... executive producer
Blair Breard .... co-producer
Louis C.K. .... co-producer
Caldecot Chubb .... producer
Sean Daniel .... executive producer
David Gale .... producer
Ali LeRoi .... producer
Chris Rock .... producer
Michael Rotenberg .... executive producer
Momita Sengupta .... associate producer
Van Toffler .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Quincy Jones III  (as QD3)
 
Cinematography by
Willy Kurant 
 
Film Editing by
Doug Abel 
 
Production Design by
Amy Beth Silver 
 
Art Direction by
Andrea Stanley 
 
Costume Design by
Amanda Sanders 
 
Makeup Department
Stanley Hall .... hair department head
Julie Teel .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
George Paaswell .... production supervisor
Jamey Pryde .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joan G. Bostwick .... second assistant director
Curtis Smith .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Derrick Alford .... construction coordinator
Alix Bailey .... painter: Pootie's paintings
Gwen Bialic .... art department coordinator
Julie Dubrow .... props
Daniel Fisher .... on-set dresser
Joanna Hartell .... leadperson
Mark Sonderskov .... construction coordinator
Ann Ward .... painter: mural painting
Byron K. Lovelace .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Sean Byrne .... assistant sound editor
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Matthew Fleece .... adr engineer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Tom Gould .... playback operator
Dan Guachione .... boom operator
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Hoff .... sound recordist
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Michael Lyle .... supervising sound editor
Kevin Meltcher .... assistant sound editor
Kelly Neese .... boom operator
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Bryan Pennington .... consultant: Dolby film sound
Aaron Rihel .... sound recordist
Peter Schneider .... sound mixer
Roy Braverman .... sound editor (uncredited)
Lou Thomas .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor
Lucien Harriot .... visual effects supervisor
Mark Schane-Lydon .... digital artist
John Siczewicz .... Inferno artist
John van Barneveld .... animator
John van Barneveld .... title designer
Eric Wilson .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Damian Achilles .... stunts
Roy T. Anderson .... stunt double
Chris Colombo .... stunts
Brian Donahue .... stunt player
Peter Epstein .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunts
Kristopher Medina .... stunt performer
Derrick Simmons .... stunts: Pooty Tang Wannabe
Brian Smyj .... fights
 
Camera and Electrical Department
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Terrence Laron Burke .... grip
Don Cerrone .... key grip
Lee Kazista .... assistant camera
Michael J. Maurer .... electrician
Scott H. Ramsey .... gaffer
Christopher Raymond .... film loader
Mark Schwentner .... best boy
Susan Starr .... assistant camera
Bill Trautvetter .... camera operator
Malcolm A. Purnell .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Ethan Beach .... animator
 
Casting Department
Domenic Andreoli .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roberto Cavalli .... wardrobe: "Pootie Tang"
Careen Fowles .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Rachel Goodlett Katz .... assistant editor (as Rachel Goodlett)
Anthony Motta .... dailies operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jamie Cammon .... assistant music coordinator
Michael McQuarn .... music supervisor
Prince Paul .... composer: additional music
Jennifer T. Scott .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Edward Fanning .... transportation co-captain
James Fanning .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Jason Block .... post-production accountant
Robert Cavalluzzo .... location scout
Schneise Deal .... production assistant
A.J. Farkas .... production assistant
A.J. Farkas .... production office assistant (as Andrew J. Farkas)
Betsy Friedman .... production assistant
Melissa Robyn Glassman .... assistant: Mr. C.K. (as Melissa Glassman)
Margaret Jacobs .... assistant production coordinator
Christine Leaman .... location assistant
Kali Londono .... assistant: Mr. Rock (as Kali Londoño)
Melissa Maxwell .... assistant: Mr. Chubb
Kip Myers .... location assistant
Chris Palmer .... assistant: Sean Daniel
Jon Philpot .... special sequence designer
Jon Philpot .... title designer
Terence Scott .... production office assistant
Tom Scutro .... assistant location manager
Anita Sum .... production coordinator
Rose Viggiano .... location manager
 

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related material, language and drug content
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81 min
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Trivia:
George Folsey Jr. also edited a cut of the film.See more »
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Anachronisms: The 1970s flashback includes '80s and '90s cars.See more »
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Pootie Tang:Kapa-Chow.See more »
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Say sa da tay to the coolest cat in town., 26 October 2009
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

8/10 for a little movie I had never heard of before today that I now see has a shockingly low IMDb score? Have my few braincells finally left my heavy skull or does this movie deserve to be seen by more people?

I opt for the latter. Pootie Tang is all about . . . . . Pootie Tang (played by Lance Crouther), a man who men want to be and women want to be with. He's a recording artist, an actor, an inspiration to children everywhere and a thorn in the side of evil corporate America. And he does all this with the aid of his powerful belt, bestowed upon him from his father's (Chris Rock, in one of a few roles he plays) deathbed. Of course, everyone likes to see the mighty fall and this is precisely what some nasty folk have in mind for Pootie Tang so the movie chronicles his early years, his amazing status in modern times and his fall from grace as evil businessmen try to gain and profit from his image.

Lance Crouther is great in the leading role, all nonsensical talk and smooth charm, and the rest of the cast are all pretty uniformly hilarious. Yes, the bigger names like Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes and Jennifer Coolidge get more time to wring laughs but everyone involved plays their part to perfection, getting maximum comedy value from even the smallest of dumb gags.

Writer/director Louis C.K. has crafted a little gem of a film that really deserves a far bigger audience and while it could be accused of being little more than a parody pastiche it becomes more than the sum of it's parts thanks to some spot-on humour, excellent performances and a marvellously wacky sensibility. Seek it out and you won't be disappointed.

See this if you like: Undercover Brother, Fear Of A Black Hat, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.

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