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Meet Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White), the smoothest, baddest cat on the street. He’s a ladies’ man and the man with a plan. He’s also a former C.I.A. agent out to avenge his brother’s death. Whether he’s taking down drug dealers or sweet-talking foxy mommas, he’s the man on the streets out to stop The Man. Take a wild ride from the mean streets of the ghetto to the pool halls of the inner city, all the way to the “Honky House” with this bad-ass, tough-as-nails action hero. BLACK DYNAMITE is a kung-fu-fighting, pimp-slapping, gun-blasting, outrageously over-the-top parody of ’70s-era blaxploitationfilms that delivers big action and even bigger laughs like nobody’s bizness.
When drug dealers take out his kid brother, ex-CIA agent Black Dynamite (Spawn's Michael Jai White) makes like a karate-chopping dynamo to track them down. Armed with a .44 Magnum, a set of nunchucks, and a sexy 'stache, Big D starts out in the City of Angels, where his buddies Cream Corn (In Living Color's Tommy Davidson), a hustler, and Bullhorn (co-writer Byron Minns), a club owner, offer to lend a hand. The deeper Dynamite digs, the more endangered his life becomes as he uncovers a conspiracy to keep the black man down by flooding the streets with malt liquor and filling the country's orphanages with smack. Since the smooth operator has a way with the ladies, he also enlists Gloria (I Am Legend's Salli Richardson-Whitfield), a socially-conscious soul sister, to aid in his clean-up campaign. Director Scott Sanders and White, who co-wrote the script, collaborated on 1998's Thick as Thieves, and their chemistry shines through. If the supporting cast can be a little wooden, White gives Shaft's Richard Roundtree a run for the money with his cool-cat charisma. Set in 1972, Black Dynamite doesn't just act like a movie from the Superfly era, it looks and sounds like one, too, courtesy Adrian Younge's old-school funk score, Shawn Maurer's 16mm cinematography, a cartoon credit sequence, and some carefully choreographed boom mic appearances. And dig those crazy cameos: Arsenio Hall as Tasty Freeze, Brian McKnight as Sweet Meat, and NBA veteran John Salley as Kotex. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Stills from Black Dynamite (Click for larger image)
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Great movie, one of my favorite comedies. For me up there with The Big Lebowski. Might not be for everybody.Published 28 days ago by Anna
When I saw Captain Kangaroo pimp I fell off my sofa from laughing so hard! This movie is hilarious, soulful, right on 70s schtick that hits its mark with ease, good humor and a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by L.J.
Yes, it is a low budget film but super funny. Of course you can't take this movie serious. Lots of low budget moments but some were done purposely.Published 1 month ago by Monique
Awesome collection of Blacksplotation films in 1 cinematic experience. The jokes are horribly funny but that makes the movie that much funnier.Published 1 month ago by Jefferey Hunter
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I got mine at Wal-Mart.
Feb 19, 2010 by NotMyRealName | See all 5 posts
Feb 22, 2010 by C. Utley | See all 3 posts
|Awesome movie! One of the best of 2009!||
Are you serious?!?
Feb 10, 2010 by J1M_288 | See all 11 posts
|Pretty awful movie||
What's a shame is when someone is so enamored of his own voice that he feels the need to repost his review as a discussion. As I type this there are 20 5-star reviews of this movie, and then there's yours. Who should I listen to, I wonder?
Feb 5, 2010 by NotMyRealName | See all 11 posts
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