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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Aunt Billy
... Osiris (as Obba Babatunde)
... Captain Yancy
Troy Lindsey Brown ... Kid #1
... Waitress
Cheryl Carter ... Black Dynamite's Mother
Juka Ceesay ... Valet Girl (as Juka Cesay)
... O'Leary
... Cream Corn
Lucky Davis ... Paperboy
Nicholas Earley ... Neighborhood Kid
... Dino
... Soul Brother (as Jason Jack Edwards)
Jon Kent Ethridge ... 12 year old Black Dynamite
Mary Evans ... Woman at table
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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 a powder keg of black fury that's about to explode! See more »

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Action | Comedy

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

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13 January 2010 (France)  »

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Black Dynamite - yhden miehen armeija  »

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Budget:

$2,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,862, 18 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$228,477, 25 October 2009
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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 »

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In the diner scene, on the blackboard with the day's specials, scrambled is misspelled as "scrambed" and specials is written as "special's". See more »

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Black Dynamite: Ain't nothin' in the world get Black Dynamite more mad than some jive ass sucka dealin' smack to the kids!
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Spoofs Three the Hard Way (1974) See more »

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Zodiac Lovers
Produced by Adrian Younge
Lyrics by Toni Scruggs
Performed by Toni Scruggs
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"White" Dynamite
29 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

Michael Jay White is "Black Dynamite" (if you have seen the movie, imagine the music, when saying that)! You might have seen him in "Spawn" or as one of the evil doers in "Dark Knight". Or if you are into some "B-Action" movies, there are quite a few he made (some of them even quite good).

Unfortunately he hasn't had his big break yet. Unfortunately and kinda surprisingly, at least for me. Even before watching Black Dynamite, I thought of him as a great actor. And when you watch this you will feel the same way. And you don't even have to be a "Blax-ploitation" expert to enjoy the comedy, that is displayed here!

The movie avoids getting big celebrities in major roles (Arsenio Hall being one of the "biggest" names), which actually makes the movie feel like it could have been shot back in the height of the Blax-ploitation movement! And it's rather a celebration of this "sub-genre" (if you want to call it that), than trying to make it ridiculous! A must-see movie! So full of crazy ideas and great (silly) performances, I can only hope there will be more movies like this in the future!


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