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The Mack (1973)

R | | Crime, Drama | 4 April 1973 (USA)
Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up King of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ... See full summary »

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Michael Campus

Writer:

Robert J. Poole
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Julien ... Goldie
Don Gordon ... Hank
Richard Pryor ... Slim
Carol Speed ... Lulu
Roger E. Mosley ... Olinga
Dick Anthony Williams ... Pretty Tony (as Dick Williams)
William Watson ... Jed (as William C. Watson)
George Murdock ... Fatman
Juanita Moore ... Mother
Paul Harris ... Blind Man
Kai Hernandez Kai Hernandez ... Chico
Annazette Chase ... China Doll
Junero Jennings Junero Jennings ... Baltimore Bob
Lee Duncan Lee Duncan ... Sgt. Duncan
Stu Gilliam Stu Gilliam ... Announcer
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Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up King of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Max Julien planned a sequel to this film called "Goldie" and even went as far as to scout filming locations in Baltimore, Maryland, but the project never materialized. See more »

Goofs

Jed still moving on the ground after being choked to death by Olinga. See more »

Quotes

Olinga: You really don't understand do you? Hey man, don't you realize in order for us to make this thing work man we gotta get rid of the pimps and the pushers and the prostitutes and then start all over again clean.
Goldie: Hey look, nobody's pushing me anywhere, okay. I mean not you, not the cops, nobody man. I mean, you want to get rid of the pushers, I'll help you. But don't send your people after me.
Olinga: Oh come on John. Can't you see that we can't get rid of one without getting rid of the other. We gotta come...
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Alternate Versions

Some video versions have rerelease soundtrack from 1980s. See more »


Soundtracks

Brother's Gonna Work It Out
Words and Music by Willie Hutch
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This is where it all began.....
15 December 2002 | by chalik360See all my reviews

All the quotes that youve heard in rap music regarding the pimping lifestyle is from this film. From Too $hort, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Nas, Raekwon, theyve all used snipets of this film.

This is defintely a great movie if you are a fan of the 70s films. Willie Hutch delivers a slammin score and the acting is phenomonal! Richard Pryor does his usual "free-style adlib" acting, while Max Julien plays the lead role. I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mack and His Pack See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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