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Super Fly (1972)

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The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Priest
Carl Lee ... Eddie
... Georgia (as Shiela Frazier)
... Scatter (as Julius W. Harris)
Charles McGregor ... Fat Freddie (as Charles MacGregor)
Nate Adams ... Dealer
Polly Niles ... Cynthia
Yvonne Delaine ... Mrs. Freddie
Henry Shapiro ... Robbery Victim
K.C. ... Pimp
James G. Richardson ... Junkie (as Jim Richardson)
Make Bray ... Junkie
Al Kiggins ... Police
Bob Bonds ... Police
Fred Ottaviano ... Police (as Fred Rolaf)
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Super Fly is a cocaine dealer who begins to realize that his life will soon end with either prison or his death. He decides to build an escape from the life by making his biggest deal yet, converting the coke to cash and running off to start a new life. The problem is that the Mob does not have a retirement plan and will give him a choice of staying and selling for them or dying if they find out his intentions. Written by John Vogel <jvogel@dgs. dgsys.com>

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Never a dude like this one! He's got a plan to stick it to The Man! See more »

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4 August 1972 (USA)  »

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$58,000 (estimated)
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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When Priest orders Fat Freddy to get his money back, you can see the crew man behind the door as they leave the apartment. See more »

Quotes

Curtis Mayfield: [singing] Ain't I clean, bad machine; Super cool, super mean; Feelin' good, for the man; Super fly, here I stand; Secret stash, heavy bread; Baddest bitches, in the bed; I'm your pusherman, I'm your pusherman; I'm your pusherman...
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Featured in The Roth Show: Sarcasm/Tattoos (2012) See more »

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Eddie You Should Know Better
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
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Look, I know it's a rotten game, but it's the only one The Man left us to play.
14 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Long "Maxi" coats and "Superfly" hats with platform shoes: yes, I was one who jumped into the fashion trend at the time. I hat a purple hat and coat and four-inch platforms after this film came out. I wish I had a picture. :-)

This was a defining film that mightily affect a generation. The music of Curtis Mayfield made it even more enjoyable. It wasn't just a blaxploitation film, it was a good experience.

Sure the fights were lame, the acting nothing to write home about, and even the sex scenes left a lot to be desired, but this was an important film. See it ass soon as you can.


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