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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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He's super bad. He's outta sight. He's... See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The opening scene which features an African-American actor using an effected quasi-English accent and precise diction while delivering his lines is a play on several well known actors who are featured in blaxploitation yet got their roots in William Shakespeare performances. William Marshall, star of Blacula (1972), starred in eight different productions of Othello before playing Mamuwalde/Blacula in 1972. See more »

Goofs

The area code for Topeka, Kansas didn't become 785 until 1996. See more »

Quotes

Gloria: I think I should be going.
Black Dynamite: I think you'll be safer if you stay here tonight.
Gloria: Oh, you do, do you? I hope you don't think you're going to get any of this cookie. Cause if I offered you some of this cookie, this cookie might kill you. And don't think that just because we've been frolicking in the park that you've got this deal closed. Cause it takes a lot...
Black Dynamite: See here. Now you can hit the sheets or the streets, it don't make me no nevermind. That's your bag baby. You can go, or you can come. Can 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 Black Belt Jones (1974) See more »

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At Risk
(uncredited)
Music by David Lindup
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Very funny
20 October 2009 | by oatsuznSee all my reviews

I saw this last night and it's the first movie in a long while that hasn't left me feeling ripped off. Thoroughly entertaining and is funniest movie I've seen all year. The movie does what other spoof films haven't done. It's well crafted and thought out and shows a great attention to detail. The camera work is great, music is well chosen, the backgrounds and venues are authentic, the jokes and dialog are funny, Michael Jai White and the supporting cast are great. I saw a trailer earlier this summer but had forgotten about the movie until I read a magazine interview with White discussing the movie. It's a shame there isn't more publicity behind this movie. This film will surely be a cult classic in the same line as Pulp Fiction.


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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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