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Shaolin Dolemite: The Movie (1999)





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Perhaps best known for a quartet of '70s action-comedies -- Dolemite, The Devil's Son-in-Law, The Human Tornado and Disco Godfather -- Rudy Ray Moore is back on-screen for the first time in two decades. But if Shaolin Dolemite proves anything at all, it's that the years have taken their toll. Essentially, the movie is a re-editing of 1986's Ninja: The Final Duel interspersed with very little footage of a wizened Moore acting like Dolemite but referred to as "Monk Ru-Dee" (Ru-dy, get it?), who babbles to an old Asian man and watches fight scenes while saying things like "That mutha is baddd." The majority of the film is traditional martial arts fodder, with a young fighter learning the Shaolin method, the defection of the master's jealous son, and so on. Unfortunately, the dialogue dubbed in by Moore and his cohorts is scarcely funnier than a "real" movie might have been, and even less coherent. A big disappointment, especially at a time when Moore was just beginning to capture a new generation of young fans.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Cult Movies
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John Ladalski
as Lost Tribe of Shabazz
Rudy Ray Moore
as Monk Ru-Dee
Jimmy Lynch
as Sam the Spliff
Alexander Lo
as Prince Sanada
Eugene Thomas
as Twopac
Robert Tai
as Abbott White
Toby Russell
as Lost Tribe of Shabazz
Alice Tseng
as Ninja Ho
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How the mighty have fallen... Rudy Ray Moore splices himself in an actual classic cult Ninja movie (Ninja: The Final Duel and a few clips from various parts of that Ninja series), and Rudy himself is only edited in the movie for like 12 mins and does nothing but makes retard comments like "Shhhiiiitttt!!!" and act like he has a brain tumor. The ACTUAL movie Ninja: The Final Duel is worth searching for however while Shaolin Dolemite was just a piece of shit Moore cheaply made to add to his VHS Dolemite boxset that came out in the late 90's... Watch Ninja: Final Duel instead...

Colin Rodgers
Colin Rodgers

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