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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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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Aunt Billy
Osiris (as Obba Babatunde)
Captain Yancy
Troy Lindsey Brown ...
Kid #1
Fredella Calloway ...
Cheryl Carter ...
Black Dynamite's Mother
Juka Ceesay ...
Valet Girl (as Juka Cesay)
Nicholas Earley ...
Neighborhood Kid
Soul Brother (as Jason Jack Edwards)
Jon Kent Ethridge ...
Mary Evans ...
Woman at table


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 a powder keg of black fury that's about to explode! 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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$2,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The sex scene that introduces us to Black Dynamite at the beginning of the film features visual references to two Dolemite films starring Rudy Ray Moore.  The alternating of POV and over the shoulder shots are the same techniques used for sex scenes in both Dolemite (1975) and The Human Tornado (1976). See more »


Although most goofs are intentional, the movie's time period predates some of the weapons and helicopters shown. See more »


Black Dynamite: Now if I catch any of you dealing drugs to the community, I will not consider you a brother or a friend, can you dig it?
Black Hand Jack: Hell no, nigga!
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Spoofs Hammer (1972) See more »


Speed Trap
Music by Brian Bennett
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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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