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Writer (WGA):
Louis C.K. (written by)
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Release Date:
29 June 2001 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Too cool for words
Plot:
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 »
User Reviews:
Sa da tay! Pootie Tang is OK See more (130 total) »

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)
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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
 
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 Glassman .... assistant: Mr. C.K.
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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sex-related material, language and drug content
Runtime:
81 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Patrice O'Neal auditioned for a role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Trucky:He was rejuvenated. You hear that? Rejuvenated. He was juvenated before, lost it... and got juvinated again. Rejuvenated!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Psych: Lassie Jerky (#7.3)" (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
TIPPY TAI ON MY CAPPATOWNSee more »

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17 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Sa da tay! Pootie Tang is OK, 8 August 2004
Author: JonTMarin from New York

"Pootie Tang" is the ultimate guilty pleasure film. Sometimes I ask myself, "why do I laugh at this?". I don't know why, but it funny as hell. Chris Rock is a genius. I don't know how you come up with a story about a funny talking super hero. Throughout the whole movie, this guy is saying things that doesn't make any sense, but the characters surrounding him all understand. How do you come up something like that?!? And put it into a feature film!!! One liners like "sa da tay" and "sine your pity on the runny kine", are classics. "Pootie Tang" was conceived on the HBO hit The Chris Rock Show, in this spin off movie, Pootie is trying to take all the junk food, drugs and alcohol off the street that is being distributed by Dick Lecter (Robert Vaughn). The supporting cast includes The Chris Rock Show regulars including Wanda Sykes. "Pootie Tang" seems like a send up to 70's blaxpoitation films, but at the same time, I don't know what it is. "Pootie Tang" is a mixed bag of funk music, cheesy action and comedy. It all works for "Pootie Tang" making it the most unusual film ever made.

Pootie Tang- rated PG-13 *** out of ****

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