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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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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 2 days 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 10 days ago by Moe
Awesome collection of Blacksplotation films in 1 cinematic experience. The jokes are horribly funny but that makes the movie that much funnier.Published 16 days ago by Jefferey Hunter
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A movie endlessly filled with ridiculous quotes that you and your friends will certainly overuse. Hopefully not in public. Read more
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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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