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The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire. Youngblood Priest : I'm gettin' out, Eddie. Eddie : Gettin' outta what? Youngblood Priest : The cocaine business. Eddie : Oh, sweet. Say, those junkies must have knocked a hole in your head. You're gonna give all this up? That's the American Dream, nigga! Well, ain't it? Ain't it? Sign In. Play trailer Action Crime Drama. Director Gordon Parks Jr.
Phillip Fenty screenplay by. Top credits Director Gordon Parks Jr. See more at IMDbPro. Trailer Super Fly. Clip Video Photos Top cast Edit.
Ron O'Neal Priest as Priest. Carl Lee Eddie as Eddie. Sheila Frazier Georgia as Georgia. Julius Harris Scatter as Scatter. Nate Adams Dealer as Dealer. Polly Niles Cynthia as Cynthia. Priest has anticipated Eddie's duplicity, however, and gives the briefcase carrying the money to a disguised Georgia in exchange for one full of rags.
Priest is then picked up by the lieutenant and taken to the waterfront, where he is confronted by Reardon. Reardon threatens Priest that he must continue selling drugs as long as he is ordered to, but when Priest refuses, the policemen begin to beat him. Priest overcomes his foes using karate, then reveals that he knows exactly who Reardon is. Priest The Superfly - Zig Zag (Vinyl) that he hired contract killers to murder Reardon and his entire family should anything happen to him. The powerless Reardon then watches as Priest walks away free, giving the policemen one final glare before driving off to join Georgia.
The film was acquired and distributed by Warner Bros. African-Americans were a part of the process as well, with Gordon Parks Jr. Nate Adams coordinated the fashion and wardrobe for the film. He had done several fashion shows prior to Super Fly. He still owns many of the suits, shoes and fedora hats. Charles McGregor, who plays Fat Freddie, was released from prison before the film's production.
The film was shot by director of photography James Signorelliwho would go on to become the film segment director for Saturday Night Live.
Carl Leewho played Eddie, enjoyed television fame until he abused drugs — in particular, heroin. He died in of an overdose. The film's soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield was well enough received that he was sought for other soundtracks. The songs " Freddie's Dead " and the title song both shot up the Pop Top Ten chart in latewith each single selling over a million copies.
Shore received the bulk of the profits since he put up the most money, 40 percent, while the actors, directors, and scriptwriters split the remaining profits. As the soundtrack's composer, Mayfield was the only other person in the production who earned revenue approaching Shore's.
Despite the controversy surrounding Super Fly ' s drug use, the production of the film made significant advances for African-Americans. The Harlem community backed Super Fly financially, and a number of black businesses helped with The Superfly - Zig Zag (Vinyl) production costs.
Another quality that distinguishes Super Fly from other blaxploitation films was the technical crew, the majority of which was non-white, constituting the largest non-white technical crew in its time. Altogether, such an independently financed film ultimately had unusually large financial backing.
African-Americans voiced their opinions on the matter. Junius Griffin, the head of the Hollywood branch of the NAACP stated, "we must insist that our children are not exposed to a steady diet of so-called black movies that glorify black males as pimps, dope pushers, gangsters, and super males. Super Fly resonated with many of the post- Civil Rights Movement generation of African Americans, who saw Youngblood as a new example of how to rise in the American class The Superfly - Zig Zag (Vinyl).
The Student National Coordinating Committee also protested the film as a tool of white oppression. Manthiahas Diawara suggested that the film's glorification of drug dealers served to subtly critique the civil rights movement's failure to provide better economic opportunities for black America and that the portrayal of a black community controlled by drug dealers serves to highlight that the initiatives of the civil rights movement were far from fully accomplished.
This is evident in the movie from the beginning as Priest communicates his desire to leave the business. Nearly every character in the film, with the notable exception of his " main squeeze ," tries to dissuade Priest from quitting; their chief argument being that dealing and snorting are the best he ever could achieve in life. Additionally, the end credits on the original film release and video cassette differ from the DVD.
Terayle Hill Dee as Dee. Dawntavia Bullard Monique as Monique. Director X. Memorable Reboots and Remakes Some titles were so fly that they were made twice. Here are some movies and TV shows The Superfly - Zig Zag (Vinyl) have been rebooted and remade over the years.
More like this. Storyline Edit. When Priest, a young but experienced coke dealer in Atlanta, realizes it's time to get out of the trade, he risks it all on one last score. Double-crossing his mentor, Priest heads to Mexico to connect with the cartel that serves as the source of his product. Redefine The Hustle. Rated R for violence and language throughout, strong sexuality, nudity, and drug content.
Did you know Edit. Trivia The film was shot, edited and released in a five month period. Principal Photography started in January and concluded in March in Post Production took place during April and May in and the film was released on June 13, Quotes Youngblood Priest : You dance with the devil long enough, he's bound to The Superfly - Zig Zag (Vinyl) on The Superfly - Zig Zag (Vinyl) feet.
Connections Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Superfly Harbach as Otto Harbach. User reviews Review. Top review. Average remake of a Blaxploitation classic. All of which are considered essential movies in the genre. This remake hits all the right notes and it updates it for today's audiences but it doesn't really bring anything new or noteworthy to the mix. It's stylish and honestly feels more like an extended music video in some parts.
Now part of that could very well be because of the director and his background.
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