Coffy

Coffy

DVD - 2015
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A beautiful woman feigns drug addiction to discover and destroy the evil dealers responsible for her sister's death.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Olive Films, 2015.
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: © 1973
Branch Call Number: COF
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
NTSC
digital,optical,Dolby digital
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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jimg2000
Aug 31, 2016

"COFFY BABY" BY DENISE BRIDGEWATER
♪ Coffy, baby
♪ Sweet as a chocolate bar
♪ Coffy, baby
♪ No one knows who you are
♪ Such a rare black pearl
♪ In a great big world
♪ Full of tragedy and tears
♪ No one knows and no one cares
♪ Throw caution to the wind
♪ You're one of nature's kin
♪ Love only comes to those who dare
♪ The danger you don't see
♪ It's hidden carefully
♪ But Coffy
♪ Coffy, Coffy, baby ...
♪ As gentle as a song
♪ Coffy, baby
♪ You can't see right from wrong
♪ In your heart you're miles apart
♪ From the life that you once knew
♪ But Coffy, baby, danger waits for you
♪ For you
>♪ For you

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jimg2000
Aug 31, 2016

This vicious combination of big business and government has kept our sisters prostitute and our brothers dope peddlers. I was talking to a young man ... He had to make at least one burglary each night to support his $100-a-day habit. I asked him "Why would anyone start smacking up when they know what the result is gonna be?" He said "I'd rather be a junkie than be nothing." ... Our power structure has given this man no reasonable alternative. ... where do you think that $100 a day goes? Part of it goes to the black pushers and distributors, but the main part of it, the really big part, goes to those white men who import the narcotics ... goes to those white men who corrupt our law-enforcement agencies. ... goes to those white men who draft our black boys and send them over to Indochina to protect other white men who were the original suppliers of the narcotics. It becomes a vicious attempt on the part of the white power structure to exploit our black men and women in this society.

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jimg2000
Aug 31, 2016

Don't be naive. Do you think if I weren't mixed up with rackets there'd be none? Wherever there's a need, somebody comes along to fill it. Black people want dope, and brown people want dope, and as long as people are deprived of a decent life, they're gonna want something to just plain feel good with. And nothing's gonna change that except money and power. And that's what I'm after, baby. Power to change things for our people. I want all that money back in the hands of black people like you and me. Yes, like you too, Coffy. You can help me, baby, to make a better life for our people.
-Bullshit! You're just sellin' out to the white gangsters and businessmen. You're worse than they are.
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Maybe I have done a few bad things, but that's the way the world is today. Sometimes you have to do a few little wrong things in order to do one big right thing. That's what I'm trying to do for you and for our people - that one big right thing.

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jimg2000
Aug 31, 2016

Some of the kids here were on all sorts of pills, some of them are on Methadone now... the youngest is only 9 years old. The worst are the ones that got the contaminated junk. But you know how some of those junkie dealers are, they'll put anything in it to stretch another dollar out of it.
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Song at end:
♪ It's not the end
♪ It's the beginning
♪ The law surrounds you
>♪ The court tries you
♪ The jail engulfs you
♪ But it's not the end
♪ It's the beginning
♪ Whoa, whoa
♪ Darkness conceals your sable soul
♪ Revenge is a virtue
♪ You stood up like you should
♪ Standing up strong
♪ like we all wish we could
♪ You're a shining symbol
♪ A shining symbol
♪ A shining symbol of black pride
♪ You're a new breed
♪ A future seed
♪ A new breed
♪ A future seed of black pride, yeah

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jimg2000
Aug 31, 2016

Afro hair was part of nurse Coffy's deadly repertoire for bad characters in her path to avenge her sister's death. Released in 1973, a year before "Foxy Brown 1974" and the very popular Charles Bronson's Death Wish series with similar vigilante killer theme. Grier's was only 24 in 1973 and performed as well as her later blockbuster in Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown 1997." Enjoyed it as much as the critics do, billed as a Blaxploitation/Thriller: 6.9/10 IMDb, 4.5/5 Amazon.com and 78% Rotten Tomatoes.

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