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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:
Osiris (as Obba Babatunde)
Troy Lindsey Brown ...
Kid #1
Cheryl Carter ...
Black Dynamite's Mother
Juka Ceesay ...
Valet Girl (as Juka Cesay)
Nicholas Earley ...
Neighborhood Kid
Soul Brother (as Jason Jack Edwards)
12 year old Black Dynamite
Mary Evans ...


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... See more »


Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 January 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Black Dynamite - yhden miehen armeija  »

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Box Office


$2,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,862, 18 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$228,477, 25 October 2009
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Roscoe's fictitious "Chili and Donuts" is a play on the real-life Roscoe's "House of Chicken and Waffles". See more »


In the animated closing credits, Bokeem Woodbine's character name is listed as Black Hand Jack. The character is actually Back Hand Jack. See more »


Gloria: I think I should be going.
Black Dynamite: I think you'll be safer if you stay here tonight.
Gloria: Oh, you do, do you? I hope you don't think you're going to get any of this cookie. Cause if I offered you some of this cookie, this cookie might kill you. And don't think that just because we've been frolicking in the park that you've got this deal closed. Cause it takes a lot...
Black Dynamite: See here. Now you can hit the sheets or the streets, it don't make me no nevermind. That's your bag baby. You can go, or you can come. Can ...
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References Captain Kangaroo (1955) See more »


Jimmy's Apartment
Produced by Adrian Younge
Performed by Loren Oden
Drums provided by Jack Waterston
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Black Gold!
9 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

It's not often that I enjoy a movie to the point of laughing out loud – but Black Dynamite had me belly-laughing more than once. For those of us who are old enough to remember the joys of 1970's cinema this movie brings back all that was best (and worst) of those slightly grainy, scratched, funk and wow-wow pedal laden classics. The deliberate continuity errors and goofs are hilarious. The dialogue and stock characters could be drawn from any of those wonderful blacksploitation movies that were so exciting for a young lad living in rainy (and then almost 100% white) Ireland. So dig out your wide-collar shirt, pendant and platform boots and enjoy this gem.

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