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The Human Tornado (1976)

A flabby black comedian defends his community from attacks by stereotypical whites.

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolemite II See more »

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Comedian International See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Dolemite: Jimmy, if a snake were to bite me on my leg, what would you do?
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Most Competent Rudy Ray Moore Movie
12 August 1999 | by DrSatanSee all my reviews

I've seen Dolemite and Disco Godfather as well as Human Tornado...I'm something of a Rudy fan. I must say, however, that Human Tornado is the most competant Rudy Ray Moore movie I have seen (admittedly I have not seen Petey Wheatstraw or Monkey Hustle). The direction, camera work, and acting, while still substandard is no where near as atrocious as in Dolemite or Godfather. The story is simple and routine, but the dialogue and rapping is high-larious. My favorite scene for all out ridiculousness was when Rudy and "Miss Wonderful" get naked and....excercise in bed. Literally. I must say, however, if you're looking for the highlarious incompetency of Godfather, it won't be found here.


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