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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.

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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:

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

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Trivia

The tagline in advertising was "They call her 'Coffy' and she'll cream you!" See more »

Goofs

When King George is placing drugs into a fake film cartridge, his shoulder holster in on the right; in the next scene, when he's placing his stash away, the holster magically switches to his left. See more »

Quotes

Priscilla: Now, listen. My old man's coming back any minute, and if SHE catches you here, she's gonna wanna kick your ass!
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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 Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Coffy Baby
Music by Roy Ayers
Lyrics by Roselle Weaver
Sung by Dee Dee Bridgewater (as Denise Bridgewater)
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very interesting movie
6 January 2007 | by sundaebrunchSee all my reviews

Very interesting movie. Pam is very hot looking as always. I think she was the Black Pamela Anderson of her time, only that her body is all natural and smoking hot!! Very surprised to see one of the co-stars in the movie was Alan Arbus of MASH fame. What a totally different direction for him playing a really nasty character compared to his really soft but firm part he played as Dr. Sydney Friedman in Mash. Also was very surprised that Turner Classics showed that movie including the nudity and graphic language on cable television. Any way, I enjoyed this movie and recommend this film if you want to see some great action and one great looking woman with a pretty great plot, great music sound track and one fantastic looking female lead character.


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