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Black Dynamite (2009)

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Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Applegate ...
Aunt Billy
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Osiris (as Obba Babatunde)
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Captain Yancy
Troy Lindsey Brown ...
Kid #1
Fredella Calloway ...
Waitress
Cheryl Carter ...
Black Dynamite's Mother
Juka Ceesay ...
Valet Girl (as Juka Cesay)
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Paperboy
Nicholas Earley ...
Neighborhood Kid
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Dino
Jason Jack Edwards ...
Soul Brother (as Jason Jack Edwards)
Jon Kent Ethridge ...
Mary Evans ...
Woman at table
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This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. Written by Anonymous

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He's super bad, he's outta sight. He's Black Dynamite. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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13 January 2010 (France)  »

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Black Dynamite - yhden miehen armeija  »

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Budget:

$2,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$131,862 (USA) (16 October 2009)

Gross:

$228,477 (USA) (23 October 2009)
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Michael Jai White has stated he was not just playing Black Dynamite, but also the actor playing Black Dynamte. The actor, Ferrante Jones, was a running back for the Baltimore Colts whose career ended due to a broken neck. If you pay attention you'll notice that Black Dynamite has a hard time turning his neck to one side. This is because of Jones' neck injury. See more »

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When Black Dynamite is shot in the shoulder and goes to the hospital, the doctor clearly says, "No fragments, in and out - you're very lucky, BD," indicating that the bullet went right through Black Dynamite. However he is only bandaged at the entry point of the bullet and there is no exit wound on his back. See more »

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Black Dynamite: Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery!
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Prowler
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Music by Brian Bennett
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Very funny
20 October 2009 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this last night and it's the first movie in a long while that hasn't left me feeling ripped off. Thoroughly entertaining and is funniest movie I've seen all year. The movie does what other spoof films haven't done. It's well crafted and thought out and shows a great attention to detail. The camera work is great, music is well chosen, the backgrounds and venues are authentic, the jokes and dialog are funny, Michael Jai White and the supporting cast are great. I saw a trailer earlier this summer but had forgotten about the movie until I read a magazine interview with White discussing the movie. It's a shame there isn't more publicity behind this movie. This film will surely be a cult classic in the same line as Pulp Fiction.


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