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Disco 9000 (1977)

Fass Black, an accomplished black man in Los Angeles, is bullied to play another record labels music at his disco club, but continually refuses because it ain't groovy enough.

Director:

D'Urville Martin

Writers:

Demetrius Johnson (based on a story by), John Poole (based on a story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Poole John Poole ... Fass Black
Jeannie Bell ... Karen (as Jeanie Bell)
Harold Nicholas ... Midget
Nicholas Lewis ... Bellamy
Sidney Bagby Sidney Bagby ... Manny
Beverly Ann Beverly Ann ... Denise
Johnnie Taylor Johnnie Taylor ... Gene Edwards
Shirley Washington Shirley Washington ... Receptionist
Harold Daniels Harold Daniels ... Fat Daddy
Paula Sills Paula Sills ... Fass's Attorney
Cal Wilson Cal Wilson ... Earl Ross
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Harold Jackson (as Stymie Beard)
Rodney Winfield Rodney Winfield ... Georgie (as Rodney Wynfield)
Allan Mann Allan Mann ... Junkie
Chemin Sylvia Bernard ... Glenda (as Sylvia Evans)
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Fass Black, an accomplished black man in Los Angeles, is bullied to play another record labels music at his disco club, but continually refuses because it ain't groovy enough.

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Taglines:

When He's In The Groove The Mob Better Move!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Goofs

During scenes on the dance floor, the shadow of camera equipment is often visible on the dancers. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Eaten Alive! (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love You, Woman
Music by Johnnie Taylor
Performed by Johnnie Taylor
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One of the great blaxploitations. Period.
30 May 2007 | by kowalski_91See all my reviews

After Foxy Brown (and the later black-esquire Jackie Brown-- both starring Pam Grier), Disco 9000 ranks among the greatest blaxploitation films. Lucky enough to own a 16mm print, I was able to view this otherwise lost gem of a picture. I very much recommend this picture.

Fass Black is the owner of Disco 9000, and the record label, 9000. In his club, he only plays selections from his own label, and rightly so. After a pair of thugs want to muscle their own tracks into the disco, and Fass refuses, the pair send their jackboys off to do some dirty work. Fass is left to decide which is more important: his head or his pride.

9/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fass Black See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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