See \"Gordon\" from SESAME STREET playing a pimp!!!!
This film is brought to you by the letter "P". Kids, let's think of
some words that start with "P",...
In probably the weirdest case of casting I can think of, Roscoe Orman
plays the title character--who is a pimp! Years later, Orman would
achieve some notoriety playing "Gordon" on SESAME STREET--now THAT'S
interesting casting!! Seeing this 70s "super-pimp" all decked out in
furs and pimp costume is very, very surreal--especially with the
amazingly over-the-top style and language and crazy pimp-mobiles! Now,
although Willie is on top of his game, his world begins to crumble when
an ex-hooker turned social worker decides that enough is enough. She
encourages the prostitutes to dump this jerk and either go into
business for themselves or try something legitimate. Willie responds by
threatening the lady. She decides to declare war on Willie and things
look really, really bad for the pimp-meister.
However, when things go worst for Willie, the movie takes a very, very
strange twist with the social worker--one that rather blindsided me.
While not at all believable, it was certainly an interesting twist.
While this is a so-called "blaxploitation" film in many ways
(especially due to the lead being a pimp), the film is much different
than you'd expect. First, it's story is stronger than the genre--with
some complexity. Second, the film isn't all "black and white" with
cartoon-like characters and silly stereotypes. The cop who hates Willie
the most is a Black cop who's a Muslim. Third, the film lacks the
nudity and hard edge you'd normally see. And finally, the story doesn't
seem either anti-White or glorify evil by the time it's finished--and
as such, is a much more three dimensional film that's worth a look.
Needless to say, this film that, at times, glamorizes pimps may seem
like the ultimate misogynistic film, but stick with it. Rabid feminists
probably should not watch this film or they'll suffer a stroke, but if
they'd bear with it, by the end it does have a positive message and is
not a "pro-pimp" film like THE MACK!!!.
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Richard Roundtree kicks butt in Shaft. Willie Dynamite is blaxploitation at it's best..
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Good date movie if ur into pump flicks.
charlescutchlow watch Monster-in-Law movie
a true classical masterpiece!.
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Ballet blocking and coach carter.
I think its great five stars.
Truly a classic of the so-called "blaxploitation" films....
Bring me some scratch
A classic 70's Blaxploitation film. Pimps as colorful as peacocks with
land cruisers dressed in chrome.
Roscoe Orman (Gordon from Sesame Street) plays Willie, a pimp who has
the patter down pat and the clothing that rivals anything that your
imagination can come up with. He runs afoul of a determined social
worker and the police, both determined to bring him down. They use
every trick in the book to make his life hell and bring on him the
wrath of his fellow pimps.
Diana Sands, who was one of the top black actresses of the 50s and 60s,
shined as the social worker. This was one of her last films as she died
of cancer before its release. She was 39.
Like Al Capone, Willie's downfall was the IRS..