History Film / Superfly

18th Feb '18 7:16:08 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* CrapsackWorld: Harlem's socioeconomic state is so bad that drug dealing is considered the only realistic way to make money. Also, [[DirtyCop the cops are controlling the drug trade]].
12th Feb '18 7:32:12 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Deputy Commissioner Reardon, the DirtyCop controlling Harlem's drug trade.
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.
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