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Super Fly (1972)

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The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire.

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Gordon Parks Jr.

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Phillip Fenty (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron O'Neal ... Priest
Carl Lee Carl Lee ... Eddie
Sheila Frazier ... Georgia (as Shiela Frazier)
Julius Harris ... Scatter (as Julius W. Harris)
Charles McGregor Charles McGregor ... Fat Freddie (as Charles MacGregor)
Nate Adams Nate Adams ... Dealer
Polly Niles Polly Niles ... Cynthia
Yvonne Delaine Yvonne Delaine ... Mrs. Freddie
Henry Shapiro Henry Shapiro ... Robbery Victim
K.C. K.C. ... Pimp
James G. Richardson James G. Richardson ... Junkie (as Jim Richardson)
Make Bray Make Bray ... Junkie
Al Kiggins Al Kiggins ... Police
Bob Bonds Bob Bonds ... Police
Fred Ottaviano Fred Ottaviano ... Police (as Fred Rolaf)
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Storyline

Super Fly is a cocaine dealer who begins to realize that his life will soon end with either prison or his death. He decides to build an escape from the life by making his biggest deal yet, converting the coke to cash and running off to start a new life. The problem is that the Mob does not have a retirement plan and will give him a choice of staying and selling for them or dying if they find out his intentions. Written by John Vogel <jvogel@dgs. dgsys.com>

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All He Needed Was One Last Deal... See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$58,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Superfly, Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Eddie tells Priest if it wasn't for Priest, Eddie would have overdosed. Ironically, Carl Lee died of a drug overdose in 1986. See more »

Goofs

The camera crew is reflected in panels of Priest's car during the opening shots. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia: Will you be back soon? Are you coming back soon, Priest?
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Connections

Referenced in Playboy: The Story of X (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Super Fly
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
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I can dig it
29 January 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Ron O'Neal plays a drug dealer name Youngblood Priest who wants out of the business. But not before one last big score. As you might expect, it won't be as easy to get out as he hopes. You've probably seen variations on this story dozens of times before and after Super Fly, but rarely this good. This is one of the high points of the Blaxploitation genre. Yes, it's morally suspect and not for all tastes. But it's also an exciting, gritty, and colorful urban drama. There's a great sex scene and a funny slow motion fight scene that are two of the highlights. Good direction from Gordon Parks, Jr. and an amazing score by Curtis Mayfield. Filmed on location in early '70s New York which gives it a great atmosphere and realism.


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