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Coffy (1973)

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

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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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Taglines:

No one sleeps when they mess with Coffy! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

Vetroni's death: Coffy shoots Vetroni full in the chest with a shotgun, while he is standing in a swimming pool with his heart at the waterline. Vetroni is facing the camera and we see the blast, but there's no blood. See more »

Quotes

Coffy: This is the end of your rotten life, you motherfuckin' dope pusher!
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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 »


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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Pam Grier's amazing rack
9 March 2011 | by ManBehindTheMask63See all my reviews

The main reason to watch this film is to watch Pam Grier bare all in one of her best outings. Coffy is a mix of blaxploitation and exploitation that revolves around a nurse going undercover as a hooker to avenge her sister's drug addiction and abuse. The acting is sub par and the soundtrack is definitely a time capsule. But the main reason to enjoy this film is for all of Pam Grier's amazing nude scenes. This has to be Pam Grier's best nude film and possibly her best 70's film before falling into supporting roles in the 80's. Pam Grier's breasts are amazing! Easily the greatest pair of breasts put on celluloid. Some of the violence is over the top and there's plenty of gratuitous nude scenes to enjoy. Greir became a go to 70's exploitation queen after this film and for good reason too. Her jugs are the most beautiful and erotic breasts ever put on film. Watch this movie for a great 70's drive in flashback or if you just want to watch Pam Grier unleash her bazookas...trust me. Her breasts are to die for!!!!


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