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Cleopatra Jones (1973)

During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones proves to be an invaluable asset to the local police forces in the war on drugs.

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Cleopatra Jones is a United States Special Agent assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy Cleopatra Jones. Mommy uses her connections with bad cops on the force to cause trouble for Cleopatra's friends and set her up for an attack. Meanwhile, Mommy is having trouble with some of her pushers, like the renegade Doodlebug. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Cleo teaches drug traffickers the meaning of saying no! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Ein Fall für Cleopatra Jones  »

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Average Shot Length = ~4.4 Seconds. Median Shot Length = ~4.6 seconds. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene, the red Mustang starts off with no hubcaps. Later in the shot, one flies off. In later scenes, it loses the remaining hubcaps. See more »

Quotes

1st Boy on Skates: Oo-we! Man, that's what I call bad!
2nd Boy on Skates: The word bad ain't got nothin' to do with that.
[Raises his fist in the air]
2nd Boy on Skates: Right on, sweet sister!
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Referenced in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) See more »

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Theme from Cleopatra Jones
Written, Produced and Performed by Joe Simon
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Nothing can match the 70s movies
26 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Tamara Dobson plays the title character, the best dressed United States Agent in the history of cinema. She's on a quest for justice and for burning down poppy fields.

Her rival is Mommy, played by Shelley Winters, who gives a subtle, restrained perf...naw, I'm fooling ya, she's re-defining over-the-top as she GNAWS on every single piece of scenery, all in a variety of Eva Gabor wigs. Seeing her rub the bottom of her young girlfriend, and then get her feet rubbed by the same girl...I wasn't sure if I was going to vomit or thank the movie gods that created this.

Plot is virtually unimportant as Cleo battles the fuzz, Antonio Fargas and anyone who gets in her way. Movie is vintage fun and it was nice to see Esther Rolle in a small part. 6/10.


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