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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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J. Robert Wagoner
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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song "Spaced Out" is heard throughout all the hallucinogenic trip sequences. See more »

Quotes

Metro Squad: [holding a shotgun on a criminal] Move and I'll blow your Afro off!
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Crazy Credits

"Put Your Weight On It" phrase copyright © Rudy Ray Moore See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #12 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Disco Godfather
Written by Ernie Fields Jr. and Greg Middleton
Performed by Juice People Unlimited
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9 August 1999 | by willie-40See all my reviews

Rudy Ray Moore's performance in the Disco Godfather is a thing of beauty. Classic lines include "Why, Why 143?", "You call him in Florida little lady, I got a friend out there.......alone", "Call the ambulance and when they get here, tell the driver what he has hayad". All great, and the continued run ins with telephone man are classics as well. Nothing can keep the laughs from coming when he attempts to knock the phone man out with the wrench, and then exclaims "Damn!". Great movie, a little slow at times(the drug political speech) but definitely good enough to put your weight on it put your weight on it put your weight on it!


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