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Willie Dynamite (1974)

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A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways.

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Gilbert Moses

Writers:

Ron Cutler (screenplay), Ron Cutler (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roscoe Orman ... Willie
Diana Sands ... Cora
Thalmus Rasulala ... Robert Daniels
Joyce Walker Joyce Walker ... Pashen
Roger Robinson ... Bell
George Murdock ... Celli
Albert Hall ... Pointer
Norma Donaldson Norma Donaldson ... Honey
Juanita Brown ... Sola
Royce Wallace Royce Wallace ... Willie's Mother
Judith Brown ... Gorgia (as Judy Brown)
Marilyn Coleman Marilyn Coleman ... Connie
Mary Charlotte Wilcox ... Scatback (as Mary Wilcox)
Marcia McBroom ... Pearl
Jack Bernardi Jack Bernardi ... Willie's Lawyer
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Storyline

A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Ain't no one crosses WILLIE "D" See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the same time Zanuck/Brown were putting this film together, they were also prepping The Sting (1973). See more »

Goofs

When Willie is talking to Cora at the end of the movie, there is a light scar along his right cheek. As he's leaving her apartment, the scar not only gets noticeably worse, but additional scars also mysteriously appear on his forehead and nose. Yet when Willie comes out of the apartment building to see his car being towed, all of the scars are gone. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the ending credits, Richard Lawson is credited as playing the role of Sugar, when in fact it is Nathaniel Taylor who plays the role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Legend of the Lone Ranger (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep On Movin' On
Music & Lyrics by Gilbert Moses
Sung by Martha Reeves
Arranged by Dale Oehler
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Not your average pimp film.
11 August 2003 | by jazniSee all my reviews

Willie Dynamite is most certainly one of the most flamboyant pimps to ever grace the screen and his "stable" of beautiful women are frequently scantily clad, but don't let the smooth taste fool you, Willie Dynamite is not your average pimp film.

"Willie Dynamite" was at times thought-provoking, frequently intense and entertaining throughout. Watching Willie Dynamite fall from pimp grace makes for some interesting drama.

Roscoe Orman is great as the fallen pimp and Diana Sands is brilliant as always but there is much to be said about the performance of the young Joyce Walker, Willie's newest and most inexperienced 'treat'. This film's motto seems to be 'even an old dog can learn new tricks' as each of the main characters undergo some form of transformation before the credits start rolling.

8/10 stars


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