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Black Dynamite (2009)

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Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man, it's up to him to find justice.

Director:

Scott Sanders

Writers:

Michael Jai White (screenplay), Byron Minns (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Applegate ... Aunt Billy
Obba Babatundé ... Osiris (as Obba Babatunde)
William Bassett ... Captain Yancy
Troy Lindsey Brown Troy Lindsey Brown ... Kid #1
Fredella Calloway ... Waitress
Cheryl Carter Cheryl Carter ... Black Dynamite's Mother
Juka Ceesay Juka Ceesay ... Valet Girl (as Juka Cesay)
Kevin Chapman ... O'Leary
Tommy Davidson ... Cream Corn
Lucky Davis ... Paperboy
Nicholas Earley Nicholas Earley ... Neighborhood Kid
Richard Edson ... Dino
Jason Jack Edwards ... Soul Brother (as Jason Jack Edwards)
Jon Kent Ethridge Jon Kent Ethridge ... 12 year old Black Dynamite
Mary Evans Mary Evans ... Woman at table
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Storyline

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

He's a powder keg of black fury that's about to explode! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The boom microphone is visible several times on the top of the frame. Usually, if a boom mike is visible in a finished movie, it is either because of a mistake made by the filmmakers during shooting or (much more frequently) a mistake made by the projectionist at the movie theater. But in the case of this movie, the mike being visible is a joke meant to parody the lack of film production expertise on the sets of the original "blaxploitation" movies that this movie is referencing. See more »

Goofs

When the hitters ambush Black Dynamite at Roscoe's, the driver fails to engage the parking brake on the car. This is one of the few gaffes in the film that wasn't intentional. See more »

Quotes

Black Dynamite: I should have known it was you all the time. I should have asked myself, 'Who's the man so wicked, so cruel, that he could serve smack to the orphanage, kill my brother Jimmy, and put out a drug to shrink black men's dicks?' Only one man. That's you, Tricky Dick! So I'm here to deliver you one presidential ass-whupping!
Richard Nixon: Black Dynamite, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for that...
[Nixon pulls his nunchucks out of a drawer and jumps on his desk]
Richard Nixon: Showtime, motherfucker! Fucking think you ...
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Alternate Versions

The international version of the film contains six minutes of additional footage, consisting of extra dialogue in some scenes and extended fight sequences. In the scene where Black Dynamite and Cream Corn take a helicopter and leave Kung Fu Island, they use it to destroy Fiendish Dr. Wu's complex before heading off to the White House. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Willie Dynamite (1974) See more »

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The Detectives Link 3
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Music by Alan Tew
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Black Gold!
9 November 2009 | by camillusdslSee all my reviews

It's not often that I enjoy a movie to the point of laughing out loud – but Black Dynamite had me belly-laughing more than once. For those of us who are old enough to remember the joys of 1970's cinema this movie brings back all that was best (and worst) of those slightly grainy, scratched, funk and wow-wow pedal laden classics. The deliberate continuity errors and goofs are hilarious. The dialogue and stock characters could be drawn from any of those wonderful blacksploitation movies that were so exciting for a young lad living in rainy (and then almost 100% white) Ireland. So dig out your wide-collar shirt, pendant and platform boots and enjoy this gem.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Dynamite See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,862, 18 October 2009

Gross USA:

$242,578

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$296,557
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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