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Pootie Tang (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 29 June 2001 (USA)
"The Man" is baffled by a chill hero's invincible weapon: gibberish.

Director:

Louis C.K.

Writer:

Louis C.K.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Crouther ... Pootie Tang
J.B. Smoove ... Trucky
Jennifer Coolidge ... Ireenie
Reg E. Cathey ... Dirty Dee
Robert Vaughn ... Dick Lecter
Wanda Sykes ... Biggie Shorty
Chris Rock ... JB / Radio DJ / Pootie's Father
Mario Joyner ... Lacey
Cathy Trien Cathy Trien ... Stacy
Dave Attell ... Frank
Laura Kightlinger ... Anchor Woman
Christopher Wynkoop ... Sheriff
Rick Shapiro ... Shakey
Qiana Drew Qiana Drew ... Singing Lady
Lorria Richards Lorria Richards ... Singing Lady
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Storyline

Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America, who try to steal his magic belt and make him sell out by endorsing addictive products to his people. Pootie must learn to find himself and defeat the evil corporation for all the young black children of America, supatime. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Too cool for words


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related material, language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pootie Tang in Sine Your Pitty on the Runny Kine See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,506,233, 1 July 2001

Gross USA:

$3,313,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,313,583
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Louis C.K., Paramount President John Goldwyn yelled at him, accused him of wasting Paramount's money, and called the film "unreleasable." See more »

Goofs

When Pootie Tang rises from kneeling in front of the corn in the field, knee pads are visible under his overalls. See more »

Quotes

Pootie Tang: Kapa-Chow.
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Crazy Credits

Deleted scenes and bloopers are shown during the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jackassworld.com: 24 Hour Takeover (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

IM A CRIGHTY POOSTER
Written by Louis C.K. and Prince Paul
Performed by Missy Elliott and Lance Crouther
Produced by Prince Paul and Donald Newkirk
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All kinds of religious inferences
15 November 2004 | by messiercatSee all my reviews

Pootie Tang actually can be looked at as a parable, an allegory of a messianic figure. How's that for making a purse out of a sow's ear? Consider: A powerful figure roaming around doing good deeds, speaking in a puzzling language that only believers understand, attended to by his apostles, befriending prostitutes. Suffering from inner demons he retreats to the wilderness (the farm) and experiences an epiphany through the physical manifestation of his creators, going back and finally confronting and conquering the demons. (Dirty D = Dirty Devil)Along the way he even awakens the dead (the knife wielder at the club), banishes a horde of false prophets (all the fake Pooties), and can bring people to rapture through sheer silence alone. Whew. Heady stuff. Sa Da Tay!


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