Disco Godfather (1979)





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Movie Info

PCP is the enemy in this kung-fu/hip-hop/disco/gangster film. Dolemite star Rudy Ray Moore is the titular hero, an ex-cop turned dance-floor impresario who fights to stop a lethal strain of angel dust making its way through the disco-hipster circuit.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy, Cult Movies
Directed By: ,
Written By: J. Robert Wagoner, Cliff Roquemore
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 27, 1999
Transvue Pictures Corp.


as Tucker Williams

as Sweetmeat

as Dr. Fred Mathis

as Mrs. Edwards

as Stinger Ray

as Lt. Frank Hayes

as Disco M.C.

as Disc Jockey

as Mrs. Kilroy

as Tucker's Girlfriend

as Metro Squad Member

as Metro Squad Member

as Metro Squad Member

as Metro Squad Member

as PCP Patient With Bab...

as Reporter

as Granddaughter

as PCP Lab Supervisor

as Angels Against Dust

as Angels Against Dust

as Sumo Wrestler

as Tucker's Mom

as Tucker's Aunt

as The Angel of Death

as Special Karate Fight...

as District Councilman
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Critic Reviews for Disco Godfather

All Critics (5)

Rudy Ray Moore is a comic genius.

November 24, 2007

Putting the words 'disco' and 'godfather' in a title is already inviting trouble, but in execution the makers of this urban 'drama' not only embrace it, they downright make love to it.

Full Review… | December 27, 2004

Peerless camp blaxploitation.

June 4, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

January 10, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Full Review… | November 6, 2001

Audience Reviews for Disco Godfather

Watchable for some occasionally hilarious one-liners, and to see the honest "stop doing drugs" message crash and burn along with horrible acting, a transparent plot, painfully bad "drug sequences", disco-dance sequences, laughable kung-fu "action" sequences... the list goes on.

A cinematic index of 70's stereotypes, classic badly-done Blaxploitation.

Daniel Hetteix

Super Reviewer


By the late seventies Blaxploitation was all but dead but trust Moore to keep the torch burning. This movie is hilarious, especially when it tries to hammer home it's "drugs are bad" message. Fans of disco really need to see this as it's a fantastic time capsule of the era, featuring some brilliant footage of Moore MC'ing, urging the crowd to "Put your weight on it!". The soundtrack is a DJ's dream and I've started slipping it into my own Friday night sets. Moore tries to replicate the effects of Angel Dust to hilarious effect in the movie's bizarrely surreal climax.

The Movie Waffler

Super Reviewer

I like Rudy Ray Moore. I really do. Dolemite is awesome, this isn't. Rudy Ray seems a little out of it as he does his shtick at the disco, which is kind of entertaining but the music sucks and it very repetitious. I guess the true big difference between this and the Dolemite is that Rudy Ray isn't pimpin here and all of the coolness of the other movies just seems watered down and a cheap carbon copy. While it has the same type of low grade yet fun action sequences as his other movies, it is more laughable here and just was really hard to get through. Disco Godfather works on a bad entertainment level and sometimes I'm not in the mood for that. Scenes with Bucky and the hallucination scenes are hilariously bad. This was a severe letdown to me but it isn't an abomination.

Rodney Eckrich

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