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Willie Dynamite (1974)

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

Director:

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 (Emma)
Judith Brown ... Gorgia (as Judy Brown)
Marilyn Coleman Marilyn Coleman ... Connie
Mary Charlotte Wilcox ... Scatback
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.

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Taglines:

Chicks, Chumps, he uses 'em all. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

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 Missing Reel: Blaxploitation (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep On Movin' On
Music & Lyrics by Gilbert Moses
Sung by Martha Reeves (as Martha Reeves & The Sweet Things)
Arranged by Dale Oehler
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Should have won Best Costume Oscar!
8 March 2004 | by David TomlinsonSee all my reviews

After watching 100 or more blaxploitation movies in the last 10 years or so, my wife and I fell in love with this movie. You love blaxploitation for the cheesy acting, the characters, the cars, the ghetto heroes. But for this one, it's the costumes. Sure, it's got pimps, hos, bad cops, drugs and prostitution, even a ex-hooker with a heart of gold. With costume changes nearly every scene; leather, fur, satin and those hats!, this one should have taken an Oscar!

If we can find the DVD, this one goes in the permanent collection.

Mary and David


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