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Disco Godfather (1979)

A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudy Ray Moore ... Tucker Williams
Carol Speed ... Noel
Jimmy Lynch Jimmy Lynch ... Sweetmeat
Jerry Jones Jerry Jones ... Dr. Fred Mathis
Lady Reed Lady Reed ... Mrs. Edwards
Hawthorne James ... Stinger Ray (as James H. Hawthorne)
Frank Finn Frank Finn ... Lt. Frank Hayes
Julius Carry ... Bucky (as Julius J. Carry III)
Pat Patterson Pat Patterson ... (as Bishop Pat Patterson)
William Nutting William Nutting
Hazel Spears Hazel Spears ... Ellen Davis
Theodis Williams Theodis Williams
Wesley Gale Wesley Gale ... (as West Gale)
Fitz Houston Fitz Houston ... (as Fitzhugh Houston)
Paunita Nichols
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A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, called "angel dust," or PCP. Disco Godfather vows "to personally come down on the suckers that's producing this shit!" He takes to the streets, slaps drug dealers and even exposes a crooked cop that is covering for the dealers. In between, he still finds time to manage the Blueberry Hill and perform. "Put a little slide in yo' glide," he pleads to the patrons, "Put some weight on it!" Disco Godfather tracks down the kingpin that is behind all the angel dust production, but not before he is kidnapped and forced to inhale PCP through a gas mask! Written by Robert B. DeSalvo <rdesalvo@earthlink.net>

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Touch him and you're dust!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disco Godfather See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of a number of collaborations between writer/director Cliff Roquemore and actor Rudy Ray Moore. Others included The Human Tornado (1976), Petey Wheatstraw (1977), and Rude (1982). See more »

Goofs

In the Main Titles the actress playing Mrs. Edwards is listed as Lady Reeds. End Credits list her as Lady Reed. The latter is correct. See more »

Quotes

Metro Squad: [holding a shotgun on a criminal] Move and I'll blow your Afro off!
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Crazy Credits

"Put Your Weight On It" phrase copyright © Rudy Ray Moore See more »


Soundtracks

Spaced Out
Lyrics by
Robert Rooks (as Bob Rooks)
Theodore Toney (as T. Toney)
George Sterling III
Music by
Ernie Fields Jr.
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Put Your Weight On It!
29 April 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco -- he is the Disco Godfather! All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that is sweeping the streets, called "angel dust" or PCP.

What the heck is this? A disco movie? A drug movie? A police movie? I have no idea, and it seems that nobody else does either. And yet, it works... goodness gracious, it works. This is one crazy film and anyone who is into b-movies or cult films is sure to enjoy it.

I do not know much about PCP, but the effects it has on the people in this movie definitely make me want to stay away. These same effects might cause other people to seek the drug out. More than 30 different analogues of PCP were reported as being used on the street during the 1970s and 1980s, though, so who knows what you might be getting.


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