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Coffy (1973)

R | | Action, Crime, Thriller | May 1973 (USA)
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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They call her Coffy and she'll cream you! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

The idea to hide various weapons in Coffy's afro came from Pam Grier. 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

Priscilla: He's kinda freaky. Not too bad. He likes a girl he thinks is foreign, exotic, you know. I mean, you tell him that you are the Queen of Giant Cluck-Clucks from Inner Siberia and he starts dripping in his pants. And the only way he's gonna get it off is to have you crawl around the floor, talk bad to you, spit on you. Things like that.
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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

Featured in TCM Underground: Coffy/Foxy Brown (2007) 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 »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

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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