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Total Movie Recall

Release Date: 03/02/2021

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This week on Total Movie Recall, these two born-insecure honkies break down the seminal Blaxploitation movie of 1975 and do a pathetic job of trying to reconcile its progressive vision of black empowerment with the misogyny of the pimp game. It gets complicated.

Dolemite (1975)

d. D'Urville Martin

Story by: Rudy Ray Moore

Starring:
Rudy Ray Moore
D'Urville Martin
Lady Reed
Jerry Jones
Hy Pyke

Dolemite is released from jail after being wrongfully convicted to take on rival pimp Willie Green, corrupt police officers who framed him and even the mayor! With the help of his friends: Queen Bee (the madame of his brothel), Creeper (the heroin addict Hamburger Pimp), Reverend Gibbs (the gun-running preacher), and his gang of female prostitute karate experts, Dolemite takes back his turf and club through martial arts prowess and sheer oratory showmanship.

Things discussed in the show:

Blaxploitation films

The Jerk (Carl Reiner, Steve MartinBernadette PetersCatlin Adams)

Black Mama White Mama (Eddie Romero, Pam GrierMargaret MarkovSid Haig)

Coffy (Jack Hill, Pam GrierBooker BradshawRobert DoQui)

Shaft 1971 (Gordon Parks, Richard RoundtreeMoses GunnCharles Cioffi)

The Last Dragon (Michael Schultz, TaimakVanityChristopher Murney)

Wu Tang Clan

Kung Fu and Hip Hop

Fargo season 1 (Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman)

Cormac McCarthy - Blood Meridian

Blood Simple (Joel CoenEthan Coen, John GetzFrances McDormandDan Hedaya)

The Little Things (John Lee Hancock, Denzel WashingtonRami MalekJared Leto)

The Midnight Sky (George Clooney, George ClooneyFelicity JonesDavid Oyelowo)

Dolemite is my Name (Craig Brewer, Scott AlexanderLarry Karaszewski, Eddie MurphyKeegan-Michael KeyMike Epps)

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, Hubert ScalesJohn Dullaghan)

Twin Peaks (Mark FrostDavid Lynch, Kyle MacLachlanMichael OntkeanMädchen Amick)

Mad Max

Repo Man (Alex CoxHarry Dean StantonEmilio EstevezTracey WalterZander Schloss)

Rudy Ray Moore's influence on Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and hip hop in general

Three Penny Opera (Georg Wilhelm Pabst (as G.W. Pabst), Rudolf ForsterLotte LenyaCarola Neher)

The Mack (Michael Campus, Max JulienDon GordonRichard Pryor)

Song: Mack the Knife

Gaspar Noe

Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, Harvey KeitelTim RothMichael Madsen)

Pulp Fiction (Quentin TarantinoJohn TravoltaUma ThurmanSamuel L. JacksonTim RothAmanda PlummerBruce WillisVing RhamesRosanna ArquetteEric StoltzSteve BuscemiChristopher WalkenKathy Griffin)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Thirstin Howl III - Skilligan's Island

THX 1138 (George Lucas, Robert DuvallDonald PleasenceDon Pedro Colley)

Elvis level Karate

Jackie Chan / Jet Li / Chuck Norris / Bruce Lee

The Big Lebowski (Joel CoenEthan CoenJeff BridgesJohn GoodmanJulianne MooreSteve BuscemiDavid HuddlestonPhilip Seymour HoffmanTara ReidFleaJohn Turturro)

Titanic (James CameronLeonardo DiCaprioKate WinsletBilly Zane)

Rudy Ray Moore albums (Eat Out More OftenThis Pussy Belongs To Me, and The Dirty Dozens)

Barry (Alec BergBill Hader, Stephen RootSarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, Henry Winkler)

The Princess Bride

The Human Tornado (Cliff Roquemore, Rudy Ray MooreLady ReedJimmy Lynch)

Disco Godfather (J. Robert WagonerCliff Roquemore, Rudy Ray MooreCarol SpeedJimmy Lynch)

Big Money Hustlas (John Cafiero, Violent JShaggy 2 DopeJamie Madrox, Rudy Ray Moore, Insane Clown Posse)

Blacula (William Crain, William MarshallVonetta McGeeDenise Nicholas)

Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, Clint EastwoodAndrew RobinsonHarry Guardino)

Pirates of the Caribbean

They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (Gordon Douglas, Sidney PoitierMartin LandauBarbara McNair)

Forest Gump (Robert ZemeckisTom HanksRobin WrightGary Sinise)

James Bond

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven SpielbergHenry ThomasDrew BarrymorePeter Coyote)

Top quotes:

"That rat-soup-eatin', insecure honky motherfucker!"

"Ghosts? If you ever see a ghost, cut the motherfucker."

"Dolemite is my name, and fuckin' up motherfuckers is my game!"

"Man, move over and let me pass 'fore they have be to pullin' these Hush Puppies out your motherfuckin' ass!"

"I'm waitin' for Dolemite! - For who? - Dolemite, motherfucker, you heard her."

Next week: Napoleon Dynamite