Follow TV Tropes


Film / The Candy Tangerine Man

Go To

"Git back, Jack! Give him no jive! He's the BAAADEST cat in '75."

The Candy Tangerine Man is a 1975 Blaxploitation film.

Roy Lewis masquerades as a mild-mannered businessman, but is really a pimp known as "the Black Baron." His pimping business is very lucrative, but he has to deal with the Mob wanting to put him out of business.

This film contains examples of:

  • Arch-Enemy: The Black Baron has a pair of unnamed cops who will commit any crime to bring him down.
  • Big Bad: Vincent de Nunzio, the crime boss who is trying to run the Baron out of business.
  • Deceptively Silly Title: Sounds like a children's tale about a magical being, but is really a crime thriller about a pimp.
  • Dirty Harriet; The Baron encounters the crossdressing variant immediately after the opening credits. He crushes the man's Johnson in order to escape.
  • Disney Villain Death: The two cops' car is knocked off a cliff by the Baron, with them inside.
  • Evil Plan: Vincent de Nunzio seeks to take over a rival pimp's territory.
  • Exact Words: The Baron tells the two cops pursuing him that he'll "let [them] go if they give him some information. They do, and he knocks their car off the cliff it was hanging onto.
  • The Mafia: The main antagonists are stereotypical mobsters who want to ruin the Baron's business.
  • Non-Indicative Name: There is no "Candy Tangerine Man." The protagonist goes by "the Black Baron."
  • Rabid Cop: The secondary antagonists are a pair of racist cops who are willing to assault and rape a teenage girl to catch the Baron.
  • Secret Identity: Roy's family and neighbours do not know that he is the Black Baron.
  • Villain Protagonist: Roy "The Black Baron" Lewis, a pimp who spends the film brutalizing anybody who stands in his way and lies to his family about what he does. He does redeem himself by the end, but is still a brutal murderer.
  • Weaponized Car: The Baron has machine guns in his headlights.