History Film / Superfly

7th Jan '17 3:12:05 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Priest is skilled at martial arts, and nearly always manages to keep a cool head.
26th May '16 4:18:24 PM Mdumas43073
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1972 {{Blaxploitation}} film directed by Gordon Parks Jr.

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A 1972 {{Blaxploitation}} film directed by Gordon Parks Jr.
5th Feb '15 12:54:16 AM RushLimborg
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This film is known for its soundtrack, written and produced by soul singer Music/CurtisMayfield. ''Superfly'' is one of the few films ever to have been out-grossed by its soundtrack. Ironically, in later years, Mayfield came to hate the film, calling it "a TV commercial for cocaine."

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[[AwesomeMusic This film is known for its soundtrack, soundtrack,]] written and produced by soul singer Music/CurtisMayfield. ''Superfly'' is one of the few films ever to have been out-grossed by its soundtrack. Ironically, in later years, Mayfield came to hate the film, calling it "a TV commercial for cocaine."
4th Feb '15 4:54:36 AM RushLimborg
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* ButNotTooBlack: O'Neal is quite fair-skinned; at one point a character in the film calls Priest "white-looking". He responds by punching him.

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* ButNotTooBlack: O'Neal is quite fair-skinned; at one point a character in the film calls Priest "white-looking". [[BerserkButton He responds by punching him.]]
4th Feb '15 4:45:53 AM RushLimborg
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* ChekhovsGun: Priest is seen early on training in martial arts in a gym. It comes in handy in the end.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsSkill: Priest is seen early on training in martial arts in a gym. It comes in handy in the end.
4th Feb '15 4:43:34 AM RushLimborg
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* CheckovsGun: Priest is seen early on training in martial arts in a gym. It comes in handy in the end.

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* CheckovsGun: ChekhovsGun: Priest is seen early on training in martial arts in a gym. It comes in handy in the end.
4th Feb '15 4:43:19 AM RushLimborg
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* CheckovsGun: Priest is seen early on training in martial arts in a gym. It comes in handy in the end.
4th Feb '15 4:38:47 AM RushLimborg
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* {{Badass}}: Priest is skilled at martial arts, and nearly always manages to keep a cool head.
* BadassLongcoat: Priest has a lot of 'em.


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* TheMafia: Some wiseguys approach Priest and Eddie with an offer of protection against any DirtyCop trouble. Priest eventually takes them up on it.


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* NiceHat: Priest loves his fedoras.


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* SharpDressedMan: Priest, always.
4th Feb '15 4:20:27 AM RushLimborg
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* {{Blaxploitation}}

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* {{Blaxploitation}}{{Blaxploitation}}: Hailed as a TropeCodifier and one of the very best.
2nd Feb '15 10:43:59 AM jamespolk
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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: Critics worried that the film glorifies the drug life might also note Mayfield's soundtrack, which decries the very things responsible for people like Priest and his business associates.

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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: Critics worried that the film glorifies the drug life might also note Mayfield's soundtrack, which decries the very things responsible for people like Priest and his business associates. (Note the song that plays over the opening credit sequence, which is about a desperate junkie.)
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