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It takes a street fighter to clean up the streets. It takes The Mack and his pack to do it right! Packed with raw power, The Mack takes an uncompromising look at big city street life and survival. Don't miss the action because the action never stops! Year: 1973]]>
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The movie opens with two men, Goldie (Julien) and Slim (Pryor), involved in a gunfight in a junkyard. Seemingly out numbered, Goldie tells Slim to take off (wouldn't have been my choice as Slim is sporting what appears to be a M16 while Goldie's sporting a handgun). Slim manages to split, while Goldie gets picked up by the police, and subsequently sentenced to five years in a penitentiary. Serving some particular hard time, Goldie gets released, and tries to put the pieces back together. He visits his brother, Olinga, played by Roger E. Mosley (Magnum P.I.), who is involved in trying to educate and empower the community, in a character fashion after Black Panther leader Huey Long. Basically. Goldie is presented with two options; follow his brother in focusing on making a difference through psuedo-political means, or follow the path of the Mack, becoming a flesh peddler, and gaining empowerment through the acquisition of money. Goldie chooses the latter, hooking back up with Slim and taking advice from an older blind man, sort of a Obi Wan Kenobi of the underworld, who shares his knowledge with Goldie on how to deal with women in the Mackin' game, the importance of controlling their minds rather than just their bodies.Read more ›
Some people may think it glorifies exploitation of women or even black people, but this movie was entertaining and educating. It had a few messages in the movie, but it also told how life was in some communities.
Max Julien is "Goldie". Richard Pryor was hilarious as usual. This ... & his sidekick, "Slim", are all about the "benjamins". Goldie only shows love to one woman: his mother. He has a good heart, but in his line of business that will get you killed. He plays his position and does it quite well, so well, that all the women want him for their ....
This couldn't be a movie about street life without dirty cops. There 2 of them that sent Goldie for his bid in prison. They want to see him fall again. Does it happen? Watch the movie & find out.
This movie has become popular within the Hip Hop era. Many rappers have used parts of the dialogue on their CDs. Half of Snoop Dogg interludes from his Doggystyle album is from this movie.
As many times as I've seen the film, many of the scenes get better and better, and with the added commentary I can now see them in a separate way.
Max Julien is a great storyteller - - The Mack is - - well, THE MOVIE ! ! !
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