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Coffy (1973)

A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Coffy
... Howard Brunswick
... King George
... Carter
... Arturo Vitroni
... Omar
Barry Cahill ... McHenry
... Nick
Ruben Moreno ... Ramos
... Jeri
... Priscilla (as Carol Lawson)
... Meg
... Aleva
... Grover
... 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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Coffy'll cream ya! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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13 June 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Belali dilber  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

American-International Pictures lost the chance to make Cleopatra Jones (1973) and made this film instead, which ended up grossing more money in spite of a smaller budget. See more »

Goofs

When Harriet comes back and catches Priscilla talking to Coffy, she throws a chair at Coffy and it misses and hits the wall. After the impact, Harriet audibly says to Coffy, "Come on, bitch!" But if you look at her mouth during the impact a moment earlier, she clearly said the same line just then as well, and it was dubbed out by the foley used for the sound of the chair breaking. See more »

Quotes

Coffy: Go on and take this shot!
Grover: I can't; that'll kill me!
Coffy: Maybe it will and maybe it won't, but if it do, you gonna fly through them pearly gates with the biggest fucking smile St. Peter ever seen!
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Featured in Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Shining Symbol
Music by Roy Ayers
Lyrics by Carl Clay
Sung by Wayne Garfield
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One of the best exploitation films ever
8 October 2002 | by See 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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