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Black Dynamite (2009)

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Action, Comedy |

Black Dynamite is a American blaxploitation action comedy film starring Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, and Salli Richardson. The film was directed by Scott Sanders and co-written by White, Sanders, and Byron Minns, who also co-stars.

The plot centers on former CIA agent Black Dynamite, who must avenge his brother’s death while cleaning the streets of a new drug that is ravaging the community. The film is a parody of and homage to the blaxploitation genre and its era. It had a trailer and funding even before a script was written. Black Dynamite was shot in 20 days in Super 16 format.

In the early 1970s, Black Dynamite, a Vietnam War veteran and former CIA officer, vows to clean up the streets of drug dealers and gangsters after his younger brother Jimmy is killed by a shady organization. O’Leary, Black Dynamite’s former army and CIA partner, reinstates him into the agency because they do not want him seeking vengeance by himself. While trying to get to the bottom of Jimmy’s murder, he finds out that his brother was actually working undercover for the CIA. Black Dynamite also discovers the shady organization is filling the black orphanages with heroin. He declares war on local drug dealers and successfully cleans up the streets, earning him the affection of Gloria, a Black Power activist who works at the local orphanage.

After discovering the government’s involvement in the drug ring, Black Dynamite steals the ledger belonging to corrupt Congressman James which details illegal shipments to a warehouse. Black Dynamite and his team storm the warehouse to capture a big shipment.

Director: Scott Sanders

Writers: Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Scott Sanders

Stars: Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Byron Minns, Kym Whitley, Cedric Yarbrough, Brian McKnight

Cast:

Phyllis ApplegateAunt Billy
Obba BabatundéOsiris (as Obba Babatunde)
William BassettCaptain Yancy
Troy Lindsey BrownKid #1
Fredella CallowayWaitress
Cheryl CarterBlack Dynamite’s Mother
Juka CeesayValet Girl (as Juka Cesay)
Kevin ChapmanO’Leary
Tommy DavidsonCream Corn
Lucky DavisPaperboy
Nicholas EarleyNeighborhood Kid
Richard EdsonDino
Jason Jack EdwardsSoul Brother
Jon Kent Ethridge12 year old Black Dynamite
Mary EvansWoman at table
Cory Gluck16 year old Jimmy
Dionne GipsonAfroditey
Arsenio HallTasty Freeze
Paul HayesDoctor
Darrel HeathMilitant 2
Erika VutionBlack Chick (as Ashli R. Jackson)
Justine JoliWhite Woman Swimming
Izetta KarpGranny
Irwin KeyesHenchman
John KerryChief
Charmane StarAsian Chick (as Sheryn Lascano)
Daniel LeavittTeasing Boy #1
Buddy LewisGunsmoke
Neil Lewis18 year old Black Dynamite
Buddy LoveDrug Dealing Pimp
Brian McKnightSweet Meat
James McManusRichard Nixon
Byron MinnsBullhorn
Phil MorrisSaheed
Jessica MorenoDumb Broad #1
Stacy AdamsNurse (as Joy Mulligan)
Tumani NicoleBrikwilla
Miguel A. Núñez Jr.Mo Bitches (as Miguel Nunez)
Victor OrlandoClub M.C.
Nicole Ari ParkerMahogany Black
Damion PoitierThug #2 (as Damian Poitier)
Candace RiceShawanda
Salli Richardson-WhitfieldGloria
John SalleyKotex
Akhir Shabazz RegainsFreddie
Tucker SmallwoodCongressman Monroe James
Edwina SnowdenBlack Chick #2
Brittney SorensenWhite Chick
Chris SpencerMilitant 1
Mike StarrRafelli
Larnell StovallThug #1
Nicole SullivanPatricia Nixon
Nakia SecrestEuphoria (as Nakia Syvonne)
Ben TanKid #2
Paul TaylorPretty Terry
Al VicenteCapo
Baron VaughnJimmy
Jimmy Walker Jr.Roscoe (as Jimmy Walker Jr)
Michael Jai WhiteBlack Dynamite
Kym WhitleyHoney Bee
Lee WhittakerDonut Man
Billy ‘Sly’ WilliamsWilly Sly
Mykelti WilliamsonChicago Wind
Bokeem WoodbineBlack Hand Jack
Cedric YarbroughChocolate Giddy-Up
Andre YoungeReggie
Roger YuanFiendish Dr. Wu
Pete AnticoAbraham Lincoln
Sorana BlackDisguised Waitress #1
Sean ChristopherNipsy
Andray JohnsonKarate Instructor
Lauren Mary KimHoe
Jesse Lewis IVMilitant #3
Alexis McCombsHooker
K.J. MiddlebrooksPimp in barbershop
Kevin MurryNipsy’s neighbor
Loren OdenLeon St. James
Garen PetrossianGoon 3
John RhymesSuga Pimp
Charlotte StokelyWhite Chick #2
Poco ZockoGoon

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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