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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.

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William Girdler

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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

Louisville businessman, Andy Shayne (Rudy Challenger), who owns a small financial agency which helps provide loans and credit to the under-privileged, is roughed up by a group of hired thugs, who want to send a message; sell his business to a competitor. Mr. Shayne's daughter is none other than the fabulous, Ms Pam Grier, and she's not going to let anyone hurt her father, nor his business- and that includes anyone who disses her 'just because she's a woman'. While Sheba looks for the men (and the organisation) 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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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pam Grier's final blaxploitation picture. See more »

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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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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 »

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Referenced in Jackie Brown (1997) See more »

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A Good Man Is Gone
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Music by Monk Higgins
Words by Alex Brown
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Pam Grier makes 'Sheba, Baby' worth seeing despite such a formulaic plot
11 February 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is the first of there Pam Grier releases from 1975 I'm reviewing for this site. In this one, she's Sheba Shayne who's back in Louisville, Ky., in order to look over her father Andy (Rudy Challenger) after he got roughed up from some hoods at his loan collection business. Also there is his partner Brick Williams (Austin Stoker) who rekindles his past romance with Sheba. The person who ordered the job is one called Pilot (D'Urville Martin) but the real muscle comes from another one called Shark (Dick Merrifield). I'll stop there and just say that this wasn't as exciting as Ms. Grier's previous movies Coffy and Foxy Brown and since this was rated PG, there's no nude scenes of Pam and the violence is tame in comparison. Still, those action scenes were still pretty exciting especially one involving another villain named Walker (Christopher Joy) who she forces during a car wash to stick his head out the window unless he gives pertinent info. The result with the way his hair looks was the most hilarious scene to me. In summation, if you're a Pam Grier completist, 'Sheba, Baby' is at the least worth a look. Oh, and I recognized the Chicago scenes since I lived there during the first 6 years of my life with occasional visitings since then.


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