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Super Fly

Super Fly
Super Fly
Super Fly
  • R
  • 1h 36m
  • 1972
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Never a dude like this one! He's got a plan to stick it to The Man! Charismatic, big-time Harlem cocaine dealer Youngblood Priest (Ron O'Neal) drives expensive cars, keeps a downtown white woman, and plans one last big score to escape his life of violence. But when corrupt cops working for the Mob learn of his plan, they try to make Priest a partner rather than arrest him. Now, can Priest outwit the street, the mob and the cops to win his freedom?
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Common Sense Says
Classic '70s drama with drugs, violence, cursing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Super Fly is a 1972 movie about a cocaine dealer attempting to make a deal large enough to retire and get out of the business. (Click here to read about the 2018 remake.) Unsurprisingly, cocaine use is frequent. There's also marijuana and cigarette smoking and drinking. Frequent profanity, including the "N" word, "motherf----r," and "f--k." Lead character uses the word "f--got." Some violence, including one of the characters getting struck and killed by a car. Police rough up one of the lead characters, punching him repeatedly during an interrogation. The lead character contends with an attempted mugging; he chases one of his attackers all the way back to the attacker's apartment, catches him, and kicks him in the chest, after which the attacker vomits. There's brief female nudity (breasts and buttocks) and one extended sex scene in a bath tub; characters moan with pleasure as the camera moves in slow motion up and down their bodies. During a verbal altercation with militant African Americans in his community, the lead character talks of getting involved in their cause if it involves "killing whitey" and "organizing an army to do that."

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Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama
  • Release Date:August 4, 1972
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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