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
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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