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Coffy (1973)

R | | Action, Crime, Thriller | May 1973 (USA)
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A sexy black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.

Director:

Jack Hill

Writer:

Jack Hill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pam Grier ... Coffy
Booker Bradshaw ... Howard Brunswick
Robert DoQui ... King George
William Elliott ... Carter
Allan Arbus ... Arturo Vitroni
Sid Haig ... Omar
Barry Cahill Barry Cahill ... McHenry
Lee de Broux ... Nick
Ruben Moreno Ruben Moreno ... Ramos
Lisa Farringer ... Jeri
Carol Locatell ... Priscilla (as Carol Lawson)
Linda Haynes ... Meg
John Perak ... Aleva
Mwako Cumbuka ... Grover
Morris Buchanan ... Sugarman
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Storyline

Nurse "Coffy" Coffin leads a double life. During the day, she's a nurse at work. At night, she's an avenging angel on a personal vendetta, tracking down the drug pushers who hooked her younger sister on drugs. Along the way, she meets a honest police detective who also is leading a double life. Written by blazesnakes9

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She's the "GODMOTHER" of them all. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Trivia

Vitroni's home was actually that of western movie legend Roy Rogers. See more »

Goofs

When Coffy is taken to the river under the freeway, the weather goes from dry, to raining, to dry again. See more »

Quotes

Sugarman: [getting in the back seat of his car] Well, honey, you're with friends at last. We gonna straighten you out, for shore.
Coffy: And you know just the words that turn me on. And I know what you want too and you gonna get it.
Sugarman: Let's go to your place Grover. You can have the leftovers.
Grover: [in the front seat, driving] No, man. I just want to get high and watch.
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Alternate Versions

The film was initially rejected for UK cinema under the title "Coffey" and then passed 6 months later with minimal BBFC cuts (to the stabbing of Omar). All later releases were fully uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jackie Brown: How It Went Down (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Coffy Is The Color (Main Title)
Composed by Roy Ayers (Music) and Carl Clay (Lyrics)
Arranged, produced and performed by Roy Ayers
Sung by Dee Dee Bridgewater (as Denise Bridgewater)
Backing Vocals by Wayne Garfield
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One of the best exploitation films ever
8 October 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Excellently filmed, directed, and written. One of the best action films of the 70s, equally as sadistic as any Italian or German "S and M" movies. Scenes of black man being tied and dragged by car make a modern audience VERY uncomfortable! Pam Grier shows it all! I dig the scene with her and the leather chick with the junky girlfriend. Jack Hill should be praised for bringing us the gem of a movie!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1973 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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