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Disco Godfather (1979)

A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudy Ray Moore ... Tucker Williams
Carol Speed ... Noel
Jimmy Lynch Jimmy Lynch ... Sweetmeat
Jerry Jones Jerry Jones ... Dr. Fred Mathis
Lady Reed Lady Reed ... Mrs. Edwards
Hawthorne James ... Stinger Ray (as James H. Hawthorne)
Frank Finn Frank Finn ... Lt. Frank Hayes
Julius Carry ... Bucky (as Julius J. Carry III)
Pat Patterson Pat Patterson ... (as Bishop Pat Patterson)
William Nutting William Nutting
Hazel Spears Hazel Spears
Theodis Williams Theodis Williams
Wesley Gale Wesley Gale ... (as West Gale)
Fitz Houston ... (as Fitzhugh Houston)
Paunita Nichols
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A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, called "angel dust," or PCP. Disco Godfather vows "to personally come down on the suckers that's producing this shit!" He takes to the streets, slaps drug dealers and even exposes a crooked cop that is covering for the dealers. In between, he still finds time to manage the Blueberry Hill and perform. "Put a little slide in yo' glide," he pleads to the patrons, "Put some weight on it!" Disco Godfather tracks down the kingpin that is behind all the angel dust production, but not before he is kidnapped and forced to inhale PCP through a gas mask! Written by Robert B. DeSalvo <rdesalvo@earthlink.net>

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Touch him and you're dust!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avenging Disco Godfather See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film is considered a blaxploitation movie. See more »

Quotes

Tucker Williams: Put your weight on it! Put your weight on it! Put your weight on it!
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"Put Your Weight On It" phrase copyright © Rudy Ray Moore See more »

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Shermanizin
Lyrics by
George Sterling III
Music by
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Bucky what has you done to yoself?
12 November 2013 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Another blaxploitation home run from Rudy Ray Moore, star of Petey Wheatstraw and the Dolemite films. Cheap, amateurish, often unintentionally hilarious film about one man's crusade to rid of the streets of "the whack" -- aka angel dust or PCP -- after his nephew Bucky freaks out on the drug. If you've seen a Rudy Ray Moore film before, you know what kind of craziness to expect. If you haven't, you're in for a treat.

First, take whatever you know about movies and throw it out the window. There is no professional filmmaking going on here. It's all crudely staged, badly acted, and poorly written. Well, assuming it's actually written at all. I get the feeling with Moore's films a large amount of the dialogue is made up on the spot. Now this sounds fairly terrible and on an artistic and technical level it is. But you don't watch these movies because they're actually good films. You watch them because they are so bad they're funny.

The action scenes are a farce. Grown men pretending to use kung-fu on one another, emulating what they saw in Bruce Lee movies. Hands and feet supposedly striking but not coming within a foot of their target. There's a hilariously bad sex scene between Moore and a woman that should come as a surprise to no one, given Moore's somewhat effeminate mannerisms.

One of my favorite scenes is where the frustrated doctor cries out to God: "Where are you Mister? Are you with us or just in our minds?" Who would have thought you would find religious metaphysics in a movie called Disco Godfather? But the highlights of the movie for most people would be the PCP hallucination scenes, as well as just about any line Moore delivers in his trademark amateur style.

If you enjoy blaxploitation films or if you enjoy poorly made films that are good for unintended laughs, then give Disco Godfather a shot. While you're at it, try out some of Moore's other movies. Especially Petey Wheatsraw, the Devil's Son-in-Law.


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