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Super Fly (1972)

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The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Priest
Carl Lee ... Eddie
... Georgia (as Shiela Frazier)
... Scatter (as Julius W. Harris)
Charles McGregor ... Fat Freddie (as Charles MacGregor)
Nate Adams ... Dealer
Polly Niles ... Cynthia
Yvonne Delaine ... Mrs. Freddie
Henry Shapiro ... Robbery Victim
K.C. ... Pimp
James G. Richardson ... Junkie (as Jim Richardson)
Make Bray ... Junkie
Al Kiggins ... Police
Bob Bonds ... Police
Fred Ottaviano ... Police (as Fred Rolaf)
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Storyline

Super Fly is a cocaine dealer who begins to realize that his life will soon end with either prison or his death. He decides to build an escape from the life by making his biggest deal yet, converting the coke to cash and running off to start a new life. The problem is that the Mob does not have a retirement plan and will give him a choice of staying and selling for them or dying if they find out his intentions. Written by John Vogel <jvogel@dgs. dgsys.com>

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Never a dude like this one! He's got a plan to stick it to The Man! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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4 August 1972 (USA)  »

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$58,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Ron O'Neal didn't like the cocaine montage. In an "E! True Hollywood Story" (1996) interview, he said it so glorified drug use that the montage was akin to a "commercial for cocaine." See more »

Goofs

During the opening foot chase, the camera cord becomes visible several times at the bottom of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Coke Buyer: [snorts some cocaine] You always got some super fly sh*t. How much you got?
Youngblood Priest: More than you need.
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Referenced in The Internship (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Freddy's Dead
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
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Absolutely Classic Movie
25 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

If you are the kind of viewer that thinks blaxploitation movies are simply camp and you like to laugh at the clothes and whatnot, that's fine... I mean, they are movies after all, not secrets to curing cancer. However, if you are, it is a shame what you'll miss because this film (as with The Mack) is a superior character study and ultimately watchable. As is noted on the DVD commentary, while the clothes and vernacular seem outdated now, at the time they were 'state of the art' as it were. Another thing to remember when watching these films is the insanely low budgets necessitated short cuts like single takes and other such things that make a film 'feel' b-rate; however this film is first rate. O'Neal is excellent, as are Julius Harris and Sheila Frazier and the soundtrack is perhaps the best ever. ***** out of *****


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