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Coffy (1973)

R | | Action, Crime, Thriller | May 1973 (USA)
A sexy black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.

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Jack Hill

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Jack Hill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pam Grier ... Coffy
Booker Bradshaw ... Howard Brunswick
Robert DoQui ... King George
William Elliott ... Carter
Allan Arbus ... Arturo Vitroni
Sid Haig ... Omar
Barry Cahill Barry Cahill ... McHenry
Lee de Broux ... Nick
Ruben Moreno Ruben Moreno ... Ramos
Lisa Farringer ... Jeri
Carol Locatell ... Priscilla (as Carol Lawson)
Linda Haynes ... Meg
John Perak ... Aleva
Mwako Cumbuka ... Grover
Morris Buchanan ... Sugarman
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Storyline

Nurse "Coffy" Coffin leads a double life. During the day, she's a nurse at work. At night, she's an avenging angel on a personal vendetta, tracking down the drug pushers who hooked her younger sister on drugs. Along the way, she meets a honest police detective who also is leading a double life. Written by blazesnakes9

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The Baddest One-Chick Hit-Squad that ever hit town! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The idea to hide various weapons in Coffy's afro came from Pam Grier. See more »

Goofs

Vetroni's death: Coffy shoots Vetroni full in the chest with a shotgun, while he is standing in a swimming pool with his heart at the waterline. Vetroni is facing the camera and we see the blast, but there's no blood. See more »

Quotes

Priscilla: I know you?
Coffy: Yes, I helped to sew your face back up. Remember?
Priscilla: Oh right, at the hospital, you're that nurse.
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Alternate Versions

The film was initially rejected for UK cinema under the title "Coffey" and then passed 6 months later with minimal BBFC cuts (to the stabbing of Omar). All later releases were fully uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Spit on Your Grave (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

King George
Music by Roy Ayers
Lyrics by Carl Clay
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Twice as sweet as sugar, twice as gritty as salt.
21 June 2019 | by dfranzen70See all my reviews

Pam Grier is a towering presence in this early action film about a working-class lady who seeks revenge on the drug pushers who made her baby sister an addict at age 9. Grier's Coffy has the hots for an up-and-coming politician, but a young cop has also caught her eye. Coffy stays focused, though, and concentrates on knocking off pimps and drug lords one at a time. Well, until she's captured by the guy who played the camp psychiatrist Sidney in M*A*S*H (Alan Arbus) and his henchman, played by the great Sid Haig. Then it all gets very real very fast. This is definitely the movie that put Grier on the map and the one that so impressed a young Quentin Tarantino that he cast her as the lead in his own classic, Jackie Brown, more than 20 years later. Coffy burns the candle at both ends, as she's a night nurse by trade and pretends to be a drug-addled hooker in order to infiltrate the pimp's lair and get her revenge. Now, be warned, those of you who are under a certain age probably shouldn't watch this - get your parents' permission! - thanks not to the violence but the very prevalent nudity. Pam Grier herself gets pretty naked. So there's a warning to you parents, too. Or a selling point. I don't know you. Grier, clothed or not, turns in an exceptionally impressive performance, alternating from vulnerable to powerful in a heartbeat. There's plenty of action, too. Stick it to The Man and watch this one!


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