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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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Aunt Billy
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Osiris (as Obba Babatunde)
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Captain Yancy
Troy Lindsey Brown ...
Kid #1
Fredella Calloway ...
Waitress
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Black Dynamite's Mother
Juka Ceesay ...
Valet Girl (as Juka Cesay)
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Paperboy
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Neighborhood Kid
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Dino
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Soul Brother (as Jason Jack Edwards)
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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... 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)  »

Also Known As:

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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The phrase that Black Dynamite repeats hearing from a dying child is not Chinese but actually Vietnamese for "You are full of shit."  See more »

Goofs

When the hitters ambush Black Dynamite at Roscoe's, the driver fails to engage the parking brake on the car. This is one of the few gaffes in the film that wasn't intentional. See more »

Quotes

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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Spoofs Black Belt Jones (1974) See more »

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Produced by Adrian Younge
Lyrics by Dionne Gipson
Performed by Dionne Gipson
Fender Rhodes provided by Jeremy Jeffers
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Rocky Horror, Look Out
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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