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Pootie Tang (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 29 June 2001 (USA)
"The Man" is baffled by a chill hero's invincible weapon: gibberish.

Director:

Louis C.K.

Writer:

Louis C.K.
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Crouther ... Pootie Tang
J.B. Smoove ... Trucky
Jennifer Coolidge ... Ireenie
Reg E. Cathey ... Dirty Dee
Robert Vaughn ... Dick Lecter
Wanda Sykes ... Biggie Shorty
Chris Rock ... JB / Radio DJ / Pootie's Father
Mario Joyner ... Lacey
Cathy Trien Cathy Trien ... Stacy
Dave Attell ... Frank
Laura Kightlinger ... Anchor Woman
Christopher Wynkoop ... Sheriff
Rick Shapiro ... Shakey
Qiana Drew Qiana Drew ... Singing Lady
Lorria Richards Lorria Richards ... Singing Lady
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Storyline

Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America, who try to steal his magic belt and make him sell out by endorsing addictive products to his people. Pootie must learn to find himself and defeat the evil corporation for all the young black children of America, supatime. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Too cool for words


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related material, language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pootie Tang in Sine Your Pitty on the Runny Kine See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,506,233, 1 July 2001

Gross USA:

$3,313,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,313,583
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Trucky's narration was added against Louis C.K. wishes. See more »

Goofs

The 1970s flashback includes '80s and '90s cars. See more »

Quotes

Pootie Tang: Kapa-Chow.
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Crazy Credits

Watch for Pootie Tang in his next adventure - "COLE ME DOWN ON THE PANNY STY" See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

That Pootie Tang
by Adam Watts, Jenn Watts & LeMisha Grinstead
Performed by 702
Produced by The Co-Stars
Under license from Hollywood Records
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Surprisingly funny comedy from the Chris Rock team.
1 July 2001 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

I'm not saying that Pootie Tang will be for everyone, but for those interested, it is really a gas. Pootie Tang was originated on Chris Rock's HBO show with Crouther playing Tang as the new president elect Pootie Tang telling his campaign in lingo that almost no one could understand but it was still dead pan. Now, he has a movie.

Lance Crouther plays the title character in a short yet entertaining movie about a hero with a belt that helps him against the forces of evil, plus his gift of saying things that have no meaning whatsoever (like ebonics mixed with down syndrome, but it's funny). Chris Rock (in 3 equally hilarious roles), Robert Vaughn and Wanda Sykes also star in this movie with it's only damaging flaw being that after a while it runs out of steam. Worth a look. B+


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