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Pootie Tang (2001)

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

Director:

Louis C.K.

Writer:

Louis C.K.
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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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Too cool for words


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Gross USA:

$3,293,258, 29 July 2001
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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

According to Louis C.K., Paramount President John Goldwyn yelled at him, accused him of wasting Paramount's money, and called the film "unreleasable." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dirty Dee: Yeah hehehehe Cappatown my ASS!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: How to Get European Men (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

You Know What?
by Beau Dozier & Jonathan McDaniel
Performed by Lil' J
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Sa da tay! Pootie Tang is OK
8 August 2004 | by JonTMarinSee all my reviews

"Pootie Tang" is the ultimate guilty pleasure film. Sometimes I ask myself, "why do I laugh at this?". I don't know why, but it funny as hell. Chris Rock is a genius. I don't know how you come up with a story about a funny talking super hero. Throughout the whole movie, this guy is saying things that doesn't make any sense, but the characters surrounding him all understand. How do you come up something like that?!? And put it into a feature film!!! One liners like "sa da tay" and "sine your pity on the runny kine", are classics. "Pootie Tang" was conceived on the HBO hit The Chris Rock Show, in this spin off movie, Pootie is trying to take all the junk food, drugs and alcohol off the street that is being distributed by Dick Lecter (Robert Vaughn). The supporting cast includes The Chris Rock Show regulars including Wanda Sykes. "Pootie Tang" seems like a send up to 70's blaxpoitation films, but at the same time, I don't know what it is. "Pootie Tang" is a mixed bag of funk music, cheesy action and comedy. It all works for "Pootie Tang" making it the most unusual film ever made.

Pootie Tang- rated PG-13 *** out of ****


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