Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Coffy (1973)

Director: Jack Hill

Starring: Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliott, Allan Arbus, Sid Haig, Linda Haynes

More info: IMDb

Tagline: No one sleeps when they mess with Coffy!

Plot: Coffy is a nurse whose younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin. Coffy sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who cross her path.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? Chyeah!

#8 on Blaxploiteasin' (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

COFFY is one of the better Blaxploitation flicks that I've seen and it's my favorite 70s Pam Grier role. She's a blast. The Jamaican accent she sports when she goes undercover is laughable as is Sid Haig's Russian accent and they're both guilty of dropping in and out of it every other line. It's hilarious. Say, that reminds me...camel toe alert!

There's lots of Coffy ass kicking action, nudity, pimps, pushers, stereotypes, skanky hoes with attitude, groovy soundtrack and all the smack you can eat!

My favorite scene is where the bad guys have to off a drug-pushing pimp so they drag his ass at high speed, swerving back and forth with the body slamming into the sidewalk gutter, trash cans, crates, etc. OMFG it's hilarious. It's not unlike what they did in a lot of westerns, dragging the good guy behind a horse. Classic. Speaking of classic...

Coffy's not afraid to do what it takes to get close enough to kill her mark. Cue some funky beats! Director Jack Hill is one of those guys that made low budget, entertaining 70s cinema. In that decade he directed 6 features, 4 of which starred Pam Grier and the world is a better place for it.

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