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BLACK DYNAMITE

USA, 2009 (MIFF 2009, Night Shift)

Director: Scott Sanders

Strap yourself in for a jacked-up, smack-down thrill ride, in this pitch-perfect tongue-in-cheek ode to the Blaxploitation movies of the 70s.

‘The Man' has been busy increasing his stranglehold over the ghetto, flooding the streets with drugs and booze. But when he murders the brother of suave badass Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) it's time for a healthy serving of street justice. Fighting from the blood-soaked ghetto to the halls of the presidential ‘Honky House', Black Dynamite will stop at nothing in his quest for revenge - though he still takes time out to bed a few curvaceous beauties along the way.

From the flares to the bass-heavy grooves and sassy women, along with a funk-load of gunfights, car chases and kung-fu action, Black Dynamite delivers all the ingredients for pure 70s Blaxploitation.

D Scott Sanders P Jon Steingart, Jillian Apfelbaum S Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Scott Sanders Dist Hopscotch TD 35mm/2009

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