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

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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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Several female adult film stars make their mainstream/feature film debut in this movie and have various small speaking roles, including Charlotte Stokely, Erika Vution, Stacy Adams (who plays Nurse Jenny in the mock-porno doctor's office scene), Charmane Star, and Justine Joli. See more »

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The area code for Topeka, Kansas didn't become 785 until 1996. See more »

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Rafelli: That black son of a bitch! He killed my best dealer! I want Black Dynamite dead, and I want him dead now!
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Music by Syd Dale
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"White" Dynamite
29 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

Michael Jay White is "Black Dynamite" (if you have seen the movie, imagine the music, when saying that)! You might have seen him in "Spawn" or as one of the evil doers in "Dark Knight". Or if you are into some "B-Action" movies, there are quite a few he made (some of them even quite good).

Unfortunately he hasn't had his big break yet. Unfortunately and kinda surprisingly, at least for me. Even before watching Black Dynamite, I thought of him as a great actor. And when you watch this you will feel the same way. And you don't even have to be a "Blax-ploitation" expert to enjoy the comedy, that is displayed here!

The movie avoids getting big celebrities in major roles (Arsenio Hall being one of the "biggest" names), which actually makes the movie feel like it could have been shot back in the height of the Blax-ploitation movement! And it's rather a celebration of this "sub-genre" (if you want to call it that), than trying to make it ridiculous! A must-see movie! So full of crazy ideas and great (silly) performances, I can only hope there will be more movies like this in the future!


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