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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

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
T.J. Edwards ...
Soul Brother (as Jason Jack Edwards)
Jon Kent Ethridge ...
Mary Evans ...
Woman at table
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$2,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$228,477 (USA) (23 October 2009)
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Trivia

The boom microphone is visible several times on the top of the frame. Usually if a boom mike is visible in a finished film, it is either because of a mistake made by the filmmakers during shooting or (much more frequently) a mistake made by the projectionist at the movie theater - but in the case of this movie, the mike being visible is a joke meant to parody the lack of film production expertise on the sets of the original "blaxploitation" movies that this movie is referencing. 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 »

Quotes

Bullhorn: Oh, you's a corn-fed fool with a lot of muscle mass. But it's time for Bullhorn to get up in that ass!
[Bullhorn proceeds to land a chop on the thug, which is blocked. He then punches the thug in the midsection. He blocks a punch and slaps the thug in the face]
Thug #1: Motherfucker!
[Scene cuts to a retake of the fight scene, only with the thug replaced with a stunt double. Bullhorn punches the thug in the face before landing multiple punches to the chest and a kick to the face]
Bullhorn: Let everybody know and ...
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Spoofs Dolemite (1975) See more »

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The Detectives Link 2c
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Music by Alan Tew
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WoW, been a few years since something this creative came out!
8 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was in my teens, it seemed like we got a few films a year that had a lot of hard work put into them but were done in such a way that the film feels like a "friend". It's comforting and has this sense that you get each other. Then at some point in the late 90's, they all but vanished. This is definitely one of those films.

Everything is outstanding. The sets, dialog, wardrobe, slapstick, action, score, characters, acting, writing, directing, cinematography. It leads me to imagine the production went incredibly smoothly and snag free. Sometimes things go so smooth they're slippery. That's the feel I get from this film. It's like seeing Chris Farley or John Candy in their best work.

Without ruining anything for you I will say this. The parodies are in your face yet sneak up on you. You'll either love this to death or absolutely hate it but if it ends up in your DVD collection, it'll probably end up with scratches from being handled and watched so much. Also, this isn't like the Wayan's spoofs which were then somehow spoofed themselves only poorly by junk like Epic Movie or Date Movie. This is a film that stands on it's own. The spoof qualities just sort of magnify the humor. It's a DVD worth buying.


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