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Dolemite (1975)

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... See full summary »

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Долемайт See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The boom mic is visible in many shots of original Xenon VHS to DVD transfer from the 1980s. The film was originally transferred without the proper ratio "gate" of 1.85:1, revealing more of the top and bottom of the frame than the film makers originally intended. The 2016 Vinegar Syndrome Bluray release was re-transferred from an archive print of the film, at the proper ratio, so the boom mics are hidden in many shots. The Bluray release also includes a "boom mic" version of the new transfer, intentionally revealing the boom mics for comic effect. See more »

Goofs

Dolemite karate kicks the two detectives as they walk away from him. The first detective is knocked out and falls on his back with both of his legs flat to the ground. In the next shot, when Dolemite pours cocaine on them, the unconscious cop's right knee is bent up. See more »

Quotes

Prison Guard: [First lines] 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

Featured in I, Dolemite (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Jive Jungle
Written by Rudy Ray Moore, Arranged by Arthur Wright
Performed by The Soul Rebellion Orchestra conducted by Rudy Ray Moore
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I got your "boy" hangin,' you no-business, born insecure, jock-jawed, motha fuckas!
28 October 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

What a trip down memory lane.

Do not look for great acting, believable plot lines, or anything resembling a quality movie.

This is pure blaxploitation at it's finest. Outrageous outfits, unrepeatable dialog, objectification of women, and the sleaziest cops you can imagine.

This vanity piece by the "Godfather of Rap," Rudy Ray Moore, who left us for good last week is the standard by which all blaxploitation is measured.

You not only see blaxploitation at it's finest, but get glimpses of his comedy genius, and see why his records were kept under the counter.


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