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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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Lucky Davis ...
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...

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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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$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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In the diner scene, on the blackboard with the day's specials, scrambled is misspelled as "scrambed" and specials is written as "special's". See more »

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Bullhorn: Go get Chicago Wind before he disappears. I'll take care of this gorilla eatin' goon here!
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Music by Sam Spence
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22 November 2009 | by (Mill Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

I had the great good pleasure of experiencing the full force of Black Dynamite at a midnight showing (at the Castro...one of The Last Great Movie Palaces). I had high expectations going in (based on the YouTube trailer). They were met, exceeded, and blown the F away. I don't remember betting a gut busted so hard in ages.

BD is an absolutely perfect movie. It somehow manages to be a parody and the thing that it is parodying at the same time. You are watching this alternate universe (a fantasy of the 70s, filtered through the lens of Blaxploitation) and the characters are REAL and they believe in the fantasy. But you are also constantly reminded that you are watching a FILM, an intentionally bad one at that. All the things professional filmmakers try to avoid, they do on purpose: Boom mike hitting actor's head, obvious continuity errors, reusing the same shot to save money (exploding car flying off cliff), replacing a stunt actor in mid-sequence... The effect is delightful and hilarious.

Kudos to the crew and actors for really "getting it" and going for it. (I think the only movie I've seen recently where the actors were having so much fun was Tropic Thunder.)

Oh, and the soundtrack; Man, I need to get me some of dat.


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