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50 Ratings


Directed by D'Urville Martin
United States, 1975
Action, Comedy, Crime


Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs, and guns in his trunk and got him sentenced to 20 years in jail. One day, Queen B and a warden planned to get him out of Jail and get Willie Green and Mitchell busted for what they did to him.

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Dolemite Directed by D'Urville Martin

Critics reviews

It was a real amateur, independent production, and it was almost everyone’s first job, all the way from the writer, director and DP to the makeup artist. The film was a testing ground, and it can lead to scenes of stilted airlessness as well as inspired lunacy, set against fascinating Los Angeles locations (it is all parking lots, funeral homes, dingy apartments). The majority of the cast were non-professionals, many clearly uncomfortable on screen. But Moore was a born entertainer.
April 26, 2016
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