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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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A series of bizarre and amusing pieces of stock footage, television ads, and other things.

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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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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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He's super bad, he's outta sight. He's Black Dynamite. 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)  »

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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 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 »

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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 »

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[after Black Dynamite guns down O'Leary in the warehouse, Fiendish Dr. Wu tries to contact O'Leary on the radio]
Fiendish Dr. Wu: O'Leary... O'Leary, where are you?
[Black Dynamite picks up the radio]
Black Dynamite: Yeah, who's this?
Fiendish Dr. Wu: [Speaking in Chinese] You know who this is. Fuck you, Black Dynamite!
Black Dynamite: [Speaking in Chinese] Dr. Wu! You motherfucker! It all makes sense now!
Fiendish Dr. Wu: [Speaking in Chinese] You can't fight us, Dynamite! The Black Man will never be free!
Black Dynamite: [Speaking in Chinese] I swear on the ghost of Abraham Lincoln, I'm coming ...
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Spoofs Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

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Jimmy's Gone
Produced by Adrian Younge
Performed by LaVan Davis
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Black Gold!
9 November 2009 | by (Ireland) – 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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