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An African-American man finds that leaving behind his life of crime is harder than he imagined in this groundbreaking crime drama. Priest (Ron O'Neal) is a stylish and successful cocaine dealer who drives a fancy car, commands a small army of street salesmen, and lives a life of luxury. However, Priest is just smart enough to know that there's no real future in dealing coke, and one day he makes a proposal to his partner Eddie (Carl Lee) -- they take their 300,000-dollar savings, buy 30 kilos of
Aug 4, 1972 Wide
Jan 13, 2004
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Super Fly, one of the most significant blaxploitation films ever made, is as fascinatingly entertaining as it is ethically wrongheaded.
Gordon Parks Jr. was one of the greatest casualties of the collapse of blaxploitation cinema, a director with a distinctive, tightly packed visual style nd a remarkably bitter vision for this supposedly escapist genre.
...about the dead-end despair of ghetto life, where the false independence of a criminal enterprise is really just another form of enslavement.
The moral ambiguity of the film may disturb some viewers, but the film smacks of realistic grit throughout.
O'Neal functioned as a suave but deadly post-Poitier antihero for an increasingly militant urban audience...
The likes of 'Pusherman' and 'Freddie's Dead' provide the film with heart and depth that would otherwise be absent.
Curtis Mayfield's sizzling score may be the most enduringly superfly aspect of this blaxploitation classic.
Classic blaxlpoitation film is still one of the best to come out of the genre. O'Neal gives a fine (but always funky) performance in one of the last movies before the genre ate itself and became self-parody. Terrific soudtrack.
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