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Def by Temptation (1990)

R | | Horror | 11 May 1990 (USA)
An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York City, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop who specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

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James Bond III

Writer:

James Bond III
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Bond III ... Joel
Kadeem Hardison ... 'K'
Bill Nunn ... Dougy
Samuel L. Jackson ... Minister Garth
Minnie Gentry Minnie Gentry ... Grandma
Rony Clanton Rony Clanton ... Married Man
Steven Van Cleef Steven Van Cleef ... Jonathan
John Canada Terrell John Canada Terrell ... Bartender #1
Guy Davis Guy Davis ... Bartender #2
Cynthia Bond Cynthia Bond ... Temptress
Najee ... Himself
Freddie Jackson Freddie Jackson ... Himself
Melba Moore ... Madam Sonya
Z. Wright Z. Wright ... Young Joel
Michael Rivera Michael Rivera ... Gay Guy
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Storyline

A gorgeous temptress who is a succubus in disguise is murdering African American men in New York City. It is up to Joel, a young man training to be a minister, his friend K who is an actor, and a cop who investigates supernatural activity to stop her. Written by charmardee-smith

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A Terrifying Tale of Vampires and Lust See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Temptation See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,582, 13 May 1990

Gross USA:

$2,218,579

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,218,579
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson and Bill Nunn (both graduates of Morehouse College in Atlanta) appeared in several movies together directed by fellow Morehouse alum Spike Lee. They include: "School Daze" (1988) "Do The Right Thing" (1989) "Mo Betta Blues" (1990) Bill would go on to appear in another Spike Lee joint, "He Got Game". See more »

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You can see the strings on the stockings when lady is magically putting them on her leg. See more »

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Joel: New York is wild - nothing seems normal - everything seems out of place.
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What Llloyd said
29 November 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Though I'm not sure if that's a badge of honor or not. Lloyd Kaufman (Mr. Troma himself) says in an intro video to the movie, that this is the best movie Troma has done ... ever. That might be saying more about the other movies than this one I guess ... But seriously though, I remember this from the first time I watched it and when I did re-watch it recently it did not age that badly. Especially if you consider the fact that it has no budget and many things that were "in" in the 80s, but look ridiculous now!

Don't be fooled by Samuel L. Jacksons face on the cover. Yes he is in the movie, but of course not really that much. The star of the movie is someone else. The dialogue seems crazy at times, but one particular dialogue is almost enough to rate this a "10" (no I haven't but the scene is really hilarious!) -> Reply being "we've got to do all that ...". You'll know it, when you hear it! I'm looking forward to listen to the audio commentary.


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