SUPERFLY (1972)

Super Fly is a cocaine dealer who begins to realize that his life will soon end with either prison or his death. He decides to build an escape from the life by making his biggest deal yet, converting the coke to cash and running off to start a new life. The problem is that the Mob does not have a retirement plan and will give him a choice of staying and selling for them or dying if they find out his intentions. The Eldorado Cadillac driven by Priest was owned by KC, the pimp who makes an appearance in the nightclub scene. The deal was that KC would get a part in the movie (in the opening credit it says “and introducing: KC”) in exchange for the use of his car. Financing for the film came from two dentists and Gordon Parks father of the film’s director Gordon Parks Jr. Star Ron O’Neal didn’t like the cocaine montage. In an E! True Hollywood Story interview, he said it so glorified drug use, the montage was akin to a “commercial for cocaine.”

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