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'Sheba, Baby' (1975)

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A Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters.

Director:

William Girdler

Writers:

William Girdler (story), David Sheldon (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pam Grier ... Sheba Shayne
Austin Stoker ... Brick Williams
D'Urville Martin ... Pilot
Rudy Challenger Rudy Challenger ... Andy Shayne
Richard Merrifield ... Shark (as Dick Merrifield)
Christopher Joy Christopher Joy ... Walker (as Christipher Joy)
Charles Kissinger ... Phil
Charles Broaddus Charles Broaddus ... Hammerhead
Maurice Downs Maurice Downs ... Killer (as Maurice Downes)
Ernest Cooley Ernest Cooley ... Whale
Edward Reece Jr. Edward Reece Jr. ... Racker (as Edward Reece)
William Foster Jr. William Foster Jr. ... Waldo
Bobby Cooley Bobby Cooley ... Tank
Paul Grayber Paul Grayber ... Fin
Sylvia Jacobson Sylvia Jacobson ... Tail
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Storyline

Sheba Shayne (Pam Grier) returns to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to help her father. A proud businessman, he refuses to be intimidated by thugs attempting to run him out of business. While Sheba looks for the men (and the organization) supporting the thugs, she also finds a sinister motive behind their actions. Sheba's former flame Brick (Austin Stoker) adds some muscle to her mission. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Hotter 'N' "Coffy" Meaner 'N' "Foxy Brown" See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1977 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Amenaza en Chicago See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Pam Grier's final blaxploitation picture. See more »

Goofs

The address of the loan company is given as 649 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40207, but 649 West Main Street would have a zip code of 40202. See more »

Quotes

Sheba Shayne: You better talk, big man, before I put my number one foot down your number one mouth.
Walker: Shit, you can't kick no shadow, bitch! Catch me!
[runs away]
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Alternate Versions

There is a 16 mm version with English dialogue and English subtitles, including character names in brackets when actors speak off-camera and indication of ambient sounds. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Baadasssss Cinema (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Sheba, Baby
Music by Roderick Rancifer
Words by Cloteal Cleveland
Sung by Barbara Mason
Courtesy of Buddah Records
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23 January 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Pam Grier is as lean, cool and tough as ever in this film (in fact, she's arguably tougher here than in "Foxy Brown"), but the plot is overly familiar ("Return of the Dragon", anyone?) and the flick is poorly edited in just about all the crucial spots (fight and action sequences). This one is mostly for Grier fans, who'll have an OK time. The "PG" rating is questionable, considering a few quite graphic and bloody scenes. (**)


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