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The Human Tornado (1976)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dolemite
Lady Reed ... Queen Bee
Jimmy Lynch ... Mr. Motion
Gloria Delaney ... Hurricane Annie (as Glorya De Lani)
Howard Jackson ... Himself - World Karate Champion
Lord Java ... Himself (as Java)
J.B. Baron ... Sheriff Beatty
James R. Page ... Jimmy (as James Cromartie)
Jerry Jones ... Detective 'Pistol Pete' Blakeley
Ed Montgomery ... Dough
Herb Graham ... Cavaletti
... Bo (as Louis Hudson)
Kathyn Hayes ... Madam
Barbara Gerl ... Mrs. Cavaletti
Peaches Jones ... T.C.
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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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2 October 1976 (USA)  »

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Dolemite II  »

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Goofs

During the opening sequence, Dolemite's outfit changes several times as the camera angle changes. This discontinuity occurred because the footage was apparently culled from different performances of Rudy Ray Moore's live stage show. See more »

Quotes

Dolemite: Jimmy, if a snake were to bite me on my leg, what would you do?
Jimmy: I'd suck the poison, Dolemite!
Dolemite: Well, Bo! What if a snake were to bite me on my ass?
Bo: I guess you'd be a dead muthafucka!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dolemite (2010) See more »

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Rudy Ray Moore Movies: He's the Human Tornado! Rattlesnakes bite me they just crawl up and die.
8 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Human Tornado (1976) is in many ways a better film than it's predecessor. The director knew what he had to work with and catered towards Rudy Ray Moore's limitations as an actor. It's a fun movie that's more technically sound and acted. The performers don't take themselves too seriously and it seems that this time around everyone is on the joke and goes with the flow. Rudy Ray Moore seems more relaxed in front of the camera and not as stiff like he was in Dolemite.

I enjoyed the film very much and I highly recommend it. Just like his first film, it's catered towards a certain audience (I highly doubt that Mr. Moore was trying to broaden his audience at this point in his career). Check it out!

Highjly recommended.


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