Thursday, November 25, 2010
The Mack (1973)
Goldies mother is eventually killed and The Mack goes to war with those he feels are responsible. Richard Pryor plays Slim, Goldies main man. Together Goldie and Slim take out any pimp, pusher or cop who get in their way of vengeance. In one of the most memorable scenes Goldie and Slim make a pimp "stick" himself with his own knife. "Go on nigga, stick yourself." They force the pimp to stab himself over and over again and then they tie him to a chair and stuff dynamite in his mouth and blow him to bits. In other scene they stuff a pimp in the trunk of their pimp-mobile and drive him around town. The only thing is the trunk is filled with rats.
The Mack has its share of action, emotion and racial tension and to me its one of the most serious Blaxploitation films ever made. There is also a bit of humor and comedy thrown in, with pimp picnics and the "players ball" which is basically a big pimp convention but apparently these are all things that really happened, Many of the pimps in the film were real life criminals at the time and it shows its authenticity and realism in the movie. These guys look, act and talk like pimps. Some of the actors were actually killed in real life before the film was even finished.
So don't be a "vicious ass piece of jelly" and check out The Mack, you poobutt motha fucka!