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Pootie Tang (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 29 June 2001 (USA)
"The Man" is baffled by a chill hero's invincible weapon: gibberish.

Director:

Louis C.K.

Writer:

Louis C.K.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Crouther ... Pootie Tang
J.B. Smoove ... Trucky
Jennifer Coolidge ... Ireenie
Reg E. Cathey ... Dirty Dee
Robert Vaughn ... Dick Lecter
Wanda Sykes ... Biggie Shorty
Chris Rock ... JB / Radio DJ / Pootie's Father
Mario Joyner ... Lacey
Cathy Trien Cathy Trien ... Stacy
Dave Attell ... Frank
Laura Kightlinger ... Anchor Woman
Christopher Wynkoop ... Sheriff
Rick Shapiro ... Shakey
Qiana Drew Qiana Drew ... Singing Lady
Lorria Richards Lorria Richards ... Singing Lady
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Storyline

Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America, who try to steal his magic belt and make him sell out by endorsing addictive products to his people. Pootie must learn to find himself and defeat the evil corporation for all the young black children of America, supatime. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Too cool for words


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related material, language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pootie Tang in Sine Your Pitty on the Runny Kine See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,506,233, 1 July 2001

Gross USA:

$3,313,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,313,583
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Paramount originally intended for the film to be a limited release by Paramount Classics, their art-house division. Later, Chris Rock's involvement and the success of the somewhat similar Austin Powers movies convinced them it had box office potential, so they changed it to a wide release. See more »

Goofs

The 1970s flashback includes '80s and '90s cars. See more »

Quotes

Trucky: You can't beat a ho with a belt... they like that shit.
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Crazy Credits

Watch for Pootie Tang in his next adventure - "COLE ME DOWN ON THE PANNY STY" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Southland: Wednesday (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Pootie Why?
by QD3 & Ali LeRoi
Performed by Karl Clanton
Produced by QD3 & Whole 9
Karl Clanton performs courtesy of Bell Entertainment
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Great camp!
29 October 2002 | by EvilTommySee all my reviews

This movie is so unique, it may be as difficult for some to understand as it is to figure out Pootie's language. I was captivated from the first scene right up to the end. Kudos to Lance Crouther for his truly inspired performance as the hero. His physical comedy while combatting his foes or even just interacting with everyone else was brilliant and quirky. You really find yourself focusing on him in every scene, just to see what he was going to do next. There is also the ensemble of actors that inhabit Pootie's world, all of whom did a great job. I often read critics making comparisons between the modern charactor actors and how they pale before those of the distant past - razzz - wrong! These people hammed it up with style and flair. "I'm Dirty Dee, dammit!"

Sah da tay, my brothers.


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