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SuperFly (2018)

Superfly (original title)
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With retirement on his mind, a successful Atlanta-based drug dealer sets up one last big job while dealing with trigger-happy colleagues and the police.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Jackson ... Youngblood Priest
Jason Mitchell ... Eddie
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Scatter
Lex Scott Davis ... Georgia
Jennifer Morrison ... Detective Mason
Kaalan Walker Kaalan Walker ... Juju (as Kaalan 'KR' Walker)
Esai Morales ... Adalberto Gonzalez
Andrea Londo ... Cynthia
Big Bank Black Big Bank Black ... Q
Big Boi ... Mayor Atkins (as Antwan 'Big Boi' Patton)
Jacob Ming-Trent ... Fat Freddy
Brian F. Durkin ... Officer Turk Franklin (as Brian Durkin)
Dominique Madison ... Rochelle
Angel Love ... Hot Coco
Terayle Hill ... Dee

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When Priest, a young but experienced coke dealer in Atlanta, realizes it's time to get out of the trade, he risks it all on one last score. Double-crossing his mentor, Priest heads to Mexico to connect with the cartel that serves as the source of his product. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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The film was shot, edited and released in a five month period. Principal Photography started in January 2018 and concluded in March in 2018. Post Production took place during April and May in 2018 and the film was released on June 13, 2018. See more »

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Youngblood Priest: I know that you miss your favorite student.
Scatter: Miss kicking your ass.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Superfly (2018) See more »

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Written, Produced and Performed by Joss Favela
Joss Favela appears courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment US Latin
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trying to be slick
25 November 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Priest is a cool, careful, calculating drug lord in Atlanta. He has operations and connections all over without the unwanted attention like his two girlfriends, Georgia and Cynthia. He has a respectful rival in Snow Patrol leader Q although Q's right hand man Juju is itching to take him down. After Juju's failed shooting, Priest's brother Eddie tries a drive-by without Priest's knowledge. Meanwhile, Priest goes around his source Scatter (Michael Kenneth Williams) by connecting to the Mexican source Adalberto Gonzalez (Esai Morales). He returns to a looming gang war with Snow Patrol and corrupt cop Detective Mason (Jennifer Morrison).

I like the opening scene which sets up Priest's character really well. After that, he needs to do an exposition of his life and his operation. The movie tries to be slick. At times, I find the attempt fun but other times, it seems unnecessary and silly. For example, Morrison is overplaying the role and she's not capable of the attempt. It's silly to try unless it's done right. The other problem is that Priest is presented as a calculating smart dealer but he misses several obvious things in his plan. It's obvious that Scatter would figure it out and come after him sooner or later. A smart man would take him out right after making the connect with Mexico. As for Q, he knows that his lie could never hold up especially at the gallery. He should have offered him a piece of the action since he needs the sales anyways. Also I don't understand the exact calculations of the third act. Wouldn't a shoot out at his furniture store draw attention to him? Wouldn't it be better to go after Snow Patrol at their mansion? It would have been great action to have a shoot out at the mansion. Speaking of action, there is one big car chase scene in the movie which reminds me of a 90's action B-movie shot on the streets of Toronto. That's to say it looks dated and doesn't have the intensity of the top rank modern car chase. It also looks like they tried their best with limited resources and skills. There is lots to like about TV and music video Director X but he may need some help making the jump to full length films.


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Release Date:

13 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,870,740, 17 June 2018

Gross USA:

$20,545,116

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,780,685
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