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R | | Horror | 11 May 1990 (USA)
An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York City, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop who specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

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James Bond III

Writer:

James Bond III
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Bond III ... Joel
Kadeem Hardison ... 'K'
Bill Nunn ... Dougy
Samuel L. Jackson ... Minister Garth
Minnie Gentry Minnie Gentry ... Grandma
Rony Clanton Rony Clanton ... Married Man
Steven Van Cleef Steven Van Cleef ... Jonathan
John Canada Terrell John Canada Terrell ... Bartender #1
Guy Davis Guy Davis ... Bartender #2
Cynthia Bond Cynthia Bond ... Temptress
Najee ... Himself
Freddie Jackson Freddie Jackson ... Himself
Melba Moore ... Madam Sonya
Z. Wright Z. Wright ... Young Joel
Michael Rivera Michael Rivera ... Gay Guy
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Storyline

A gorgeous temptress who is a succubus in disguise is murdering African American men in New York City. It is up to Joel, a young man training to be a minister, his friend K who is an actor, and a cop who investigates supernatural activity to stop her. Written by charmardee-smith

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She's every man's dream... and your worst nightmare! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Temptation See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,218,579
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson & Bill Nunn are both graduates of Morehouse College in Atlanta. See more »

Goofs

When Dougy is showing K the information on the computer, the word "Caucasian" is misspelled. See more »

Quotes

Joel: New York is wild - nothing seems normal - everything seems out of place.
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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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Hungry for Me Again
Written, Produced & Performed by Nick Ashford (as Nicholas Ashford) & Valerie Simpson for Hopsack & Silk Productions,
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Grade 'A' 'B' Movie!
6 February 2001 | by sylvar-3See all my reviews

This is more than a, 'blaxplotation' film. It has deep, 'religious overtone's' Director Bond was attempting to make a point to that, 'male unsatisfied lust'! Doing this by way of a scary demon temptress called, 'Temptation'! It was meant to scare, and make you think. (Unfortunately a fixed film budget can only go so far when you're making a horror film which requires special effect's on the order of the, 'Exorcist'.) Mr. Bonds point was well taken here! I recommend the rental!


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