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The Human Tornado (1976)

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


Cliff Roquemore


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





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 ... Self - World Karate Champion
Lord Java Lord Java ... Self (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.


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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Did You Know?


This film was shot at various locations without permits. See more »


As the nightclub announcer introduces Patti Williams and she walks to the stage, we hear her backing band start to play, but the drummer on stage clearly isn't playing. See more »


Dolemite: You rat soup eatin' motherfucker!
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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 »


References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Yes, Comedy Gold.. no, Comedy Platinum!
13 February 2013 | by deletewindowsonSee all my reviews

Now who could criticize a Rudy Ray Moore film? Why would you want to? You can't have accidentally wandered into it. And if you did you could walk out in the first two minutes and just forget about it. Why go out of your way to squawk. Makes no sense. Rudy Ray is what he is. This is burlesque: low comedy and semi-nude ladies. You don't wander into a burly-Q show and then squawk because it isn't Shakespeare or the King James, and if you do you're showing a real serious lack of intelligence. So, since I use a binary reviewing method, ie ON or OFF, I hereby give this appalling grindhouse classic a score of 10. Particularly comic is Rudy Ray's absurd vocalizations when he does his faux Kung Fu stuff, and the speeded up segments for the fight scenes. Everybody in the flick looks to be having fun. And why not?

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Release Date:

2 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolemite II See more »


Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)
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Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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