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The Human Tornado (1976)

Dolemite flees to California, where he helps Queen Bee and her Kung Fu prostitutes battle a local gangster.

Director:

Cliff Roquemore

Writers:

Jerry Jones (screenplay), Rudy Ray Moore (character created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudy Ray Moore ... Dolemite
Lady Reed Lady Reed ... Queen Bee
Jimmy Lynch Jimmy Lynch ... Mr. Motion
Gloria Delaney Gloria Delaney ... Hurricane Annie (as Glorya De Lani)
Howard Jackson Howard Jackson ... Himself - World Karate Champion
Lord Java Lord Java ... Himself (as Java)
J.B. Baron J.B. Baron ... Sheriff Beatty
James R. Page James R. Page ... Jimmy (as James Cromartie)
Jerry Jones Jerry Jones ... Detective 'Pistol Pete' Blakeley
Ed Montgomery Ed Montgomery ... Dough
Herb Graham Herb Graham ... Cavaletti
Ernie Hudson ... Bo (as Louis Hudson)
Kathyn Hayes Kathyn Hayes ... Madam
Barbara Gerl Barbara Gerl ... Mrs. Cavaletti
Peaches Jones Peaches Jones ... T.C.
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Storyline

One of several Rudy Ray Moore films, THE HUMAN TORNADO is part of the on-going adventures of Dolemite: a signifying' super-hero. Dolemite comes to the rescue of Queen Bee, whose primarily black Nightclub is threatened by White Mafia types. Written by <minskerm@garnet.cla.sc.edu>

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Watch Out Mister...Here Comes the Twister! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolemite II See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Comedian International See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Dolemite gets into Bo's car naked with his hat and clothes in his hands. The next shot shows him almost completely dressed, even though the car is still close enough to the house to be hit by gunfire from the sheriff's men, so only a few seconds could have elapsed; it's seriously doubtful that he could have gotten dressed this quickly while sharing the backseat with another passenger. See more »

Quotes

Dolemite: We are taking you AND your car to sunny California. Can you dig it?
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Alternate Versions

Two different video tape versions exist in box with same cover art, from same company. One version edits out the gay driver sequence and moves the opening credits sequence to where it would be. See more »

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Probably one of the Greatest Movies of the 1970's
12 July 2003 | by Dolemite98199See all my reviews

A must for any film buff of any era. How can you ignore Ernie Hudson's motion picture debut. Rudy Ray Moore, did so much, with so little. Some studio needs to put him to work again.

The film is great, Jimmy Lynch is amazing. Lady Reed is wonderful. Rudy is at his best. Bring in Howard Jackson was a great move to see real, authentic martial arts.

Far ahead of its time.


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