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The Return of Superfly (1990)

In this action-packed sequel, a retired drug dealer living in Paris discovers his old partner has been killed and returns to NY to avenge his murder.


Sig Shore


Anthony Wisdom (screenplay by)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Purdee ... Superfly / Priest
Margaret Avery ... Francine
Leonard L. Thomas ... Joey Maxwell (as Leonard Thomas)
Christopher Curry ... Tom Perkins
Carlos Carrasco ... Hector Estrada
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nate Cabot (as Sam Jackson)
Luis Antonio Ramos ... Manuel (as Luis Ramos)
Kirk Taylor ... Renaldo
David Groh ... Inspector Wolinski
John Gabriel ... Sarge Joyner
Tico Wells Tico Wells ... Willy Green
Patrice Ablack Patrice Ablack ... Irene Gates
Arnie Mazer Arnie Mazer ... Marty Ryan
Eric Payne ... Security Guard
Ruthanna Graves Ruthanna Graves ... Jasmine Jackson


This is a sequel to Super Fly (1972). In it, Nathan Purdee is now playing the role of Priest, who was played by Ron O'Neal in the previous movie. In it, Eddie, Priest's old partner, was killed. Now Priest, who has been living in France, and who is no longer a drug dealer, visits, and he sets out to find the ones who killed Eddie, and to get them. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Action | Crime | Drama


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The failure of the previous sequel Super Fly T.N.T. (1973) was enough to dissuade Ron O'Neal from reprising the lead role. O'Neal had not only acted in that film but had also directed it. See more »


References Psycho (1960) See more »


For The Love of You
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
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Published by M&M Publishing Co. (BMI)
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better than some say it is
4 April 2005 | by magicinemaSee all my reviews

Return of Superfly isn't prime "blackploitation" because it was made in the late 1980's but it has some entertaining "blacksploitation" moments. The way Priest takes out the opposition is fun stuff. The film also has the lovely Margaret Avery who is sexy as ever. Curtis Mayfield, the musical genius behind the first Superfly, also provided music for this one and it is excellent. I was amazed to see the great Samuel Jackson in this too. Nathan Purdee steps into the role originally played by the excellent Ron O'Neil, and he's as cool as ice (maybe even cooler!). I love the idea of a clean living Priest running circles around a younger band of thugs. Priest was always sharp and we learned in the previous Superfly movie, from the great Roscoe Lee Brown, that he'd be even sharper without the drugs. Return of Superfly proves it.

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Release Date:

9 November 1990 (USA) See more »

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Il ritorno di Superfly See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »


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$359,367, 11 November 1990

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