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This is a sequel to Super Fly (1972). In it, Nathan Purdee is now playing the role of Priest, who was played by Ron O'Neal in the previous movie. In it, Eddie, Priest's old partner, was ... See full summary »

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Sig Shore

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Purdee ... Superfly / Priest
Margaret Avery ... Francine
Leonard L. Thomas ... Joey Maxwell (as Leonard Thomas)
Christopher Curry ... Tom Perkins
Carlos Carrasco ... Hector Estrada
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nate Cabot (as Sam Jackson)
Luis Antonio Ramos ... Manuel (as Luis Ramos)
Kirk Taylor ... Renaldo
David Groh ... Inspector Wolinski
John Gabriel ... Sarge Joyner
Tico Wells Tico Wells ... Willy Green
Patrice Ablack Patrice Ablack ... Irene Gates
Arnie Mazer Arnie Mazer ... Marty Ryan
Eric Payne ... Security Guard
Ruthanna Graves Ruthanna Graves ... Jasmine Jackson
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This is a sequel to Super Fly (1972). In it, Nathan Purdee is now playing the role of Priest, who was played by Ron O'Neal in the previous movie. In it, Eddie, Priest's old partner, was killed. Now Priest, who has been living in France, and who is no longer a drug dealer, visits, and he sets out to find the ones who killed Eddie, and to get them. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il ritorno di Superfly See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$359,367, 11 November 1990

Gross USA:

$610,402

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$610,402
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Crash Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The failure of the previous sequel Super Fly T.N.T. (1973) was enough to dissuade Ron O'Neal from reprising the lead role. O'Neal had not only acted in that film but had also directed it. See more »

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References The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Superfly 1990
(Hip Hop Instrumental)
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
(Curtis Mayfield)
Published by M&M Publishing Co. (BMI)
Produced by Curtis Mayfield
Additional Production and Remix by Bilal Bashir (as Bial Bashir) for Bilshir Music
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This One's A New Low in Low-Budget
3 January 2003 | by Lexuses71See all my reviews

This 2nd sequel to the original "Superfly" (1971) has another face portraying the super-smooth Priest, who has since been living as a legitimate businessman in Paris. The plot is a straight-up revenge story (Priest's former dealer buddy Eddie has been slain), it's just one that doesn't hold your interest at all. We've seen this done many times before, and much better. Nathan Purdee has the pretty-boy look (don't know where the hell he came from), but lacks the acting ability or charisma of Ron O'Neal. You don't give a hoot about him at all. (Whereas you wanted to see Ron O'Neal come out on top, in spite what he did for a living). Actually, Tico Wells (as Priest's back up man, Willy Green) and Samuel L. Jackson (as a buddy named Nate) steal this slow moving film with a highly implausible plot. Lot of shootings, plus a wasted Margret Avery in a quasi-love interest throwaway role (although she still looks great these days), and Carlos Carrasco as Hector ('Gigantor Ortiz' in "Speed") is the best thing this mediocre film has going for it. There is one other henchman named 'Joey' played by Leonard L. Jackson (not related to Sammy) who has the most annoying tee-hee laugh I've ever heard. Sig Shore is one lousy director. No style, some shots linger way too long, zero tension build, pace only picked up at the end. The cops were both stupid and annoying. The locales are true gritty NYC/Harlem all right, but this film is dry as a two-day old piece of toast you forgot to eat. I also see Nathan Pardee hasn't done much of anything else (other than one other film) since this came out in 1990. That tells me a LOT. Curtis Mayfield tries hard to recreate his killer original score (with a Hip-Hop twist) but ya just can't go back I suppose. This should've never been made.


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