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Dolemite (1975)

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After he is released from jail, a pimp takes on the criminals and corrupt police officers who framed him in the first place.

Director:

D'Urville Martin

Writers:

Jerry Jones (screenplay), Rudy Ray Moore (original adaptation) (as R.R. Moore)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudy Ray Moore ... Dolemite
D'Urville Martin ... Willie Green
Jerry Jones Jerry Jones ... Blakeley
Lady Reed Lady Reed ... Queen Bee
Brenda DeLong Brenda DeLong ... Dolemite Girl
Terri Mosley Terri Mosley ... Dolemite Girl
Marilyn Shaw Marilyn Shaw ... Dolemite Girl
Lynell Smith Lynell Smith ... Dolemite Girl
Vera Howard Vera Howard ... Dolemite Girl
Joy Martin Joy Martin ... Dolemite Girl
Jana Bisbing Jana Bisbing ... Dolemite Girl
Brenda Banks Brenda Banks ... Dolemite Girl
Pat Haywood Pat Haywood ... Dolemite Girl
René Van Clief René Van Clief ... Dolemite Girl (as Rene Van Clief)
Pat Jones Pat Jones ... Dolemite Girl
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Storyline

Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs, and guns in his trunk and got him sentenced to 20 years in jail. One day, Queen B and a warden planned to get him out of Jail and get Willie Green and Mitchell busted for what they did to him. However, Dolemite is no stupid man and has a lot of warriors backing him, such as his call girls, who are Karate Experts--and lots more.... Written by Ali Jordana M/kungfulay19

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With his All-Girl Army of Kung Fu Killers. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cinematographer Nicholas Josef von Sternberg was initially hired to be a production manager for this film. See more »

Goofs

When Dolemite says "Breathin' down yo neck," shadows of the cast, crew, and equipment are visible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prison Guard: Okay, Dolemite, the warden wants to see you.
Dolemite: Oh, shit. What the hell does that rat-soup-eatin' motherfucker want with me?
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

When We Start Making Love
Written by Rudy Ray Moore, Arranged by Arthur Wright
Performed by The Soul Rebellion Orchestra conducted by Rudy Ray Moore
Sung by Mary Love Comer (as Mary Love)
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Ultimate Backyard Blaxploitation Movie
5 October 2000 | by SchlockmeisterSee all my reviews

1975... before Rudy Ray Moore was hailed as the "Father Of Rap Music" he was touring Black clubs around the nation doing routines from his brisk selling "Party Records". In his spare time and when finances allowed, he would make the opccasional movie on a shoestring budget. This was his first. A classic blaxploitation action movie. The flubs are legendary and have been detailed elsewhere, this looks like a backyard movie, very similar to movies kids would make in their yards with the advent of home Video cameras.

Great flick from a strictly guilty pleasure standpoint. You ignore the errors and weak plot, you see Rudy's obvious pleasure over acting in front of a camera for the first time. I imagine this was a dream come trur for Rudy, he could finally bring his nightclub character Dolemite to the big screen. Of course, Dolemite is an almost mythological character, much bigger than real life, sort of like a Black Paul Bunyan, but Rudy gives an admirable attempt in bringing Dolemite to the screen. This movie had a revival of sorts when Arsenio Hall's TV talk show would feature clips from this movie and also when Arsenio had Rudy Ray on his show. Worth seeing if not taken seriously.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolemite See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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