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The Candy Tangerine Man "1975"
Cast & Crew: John Daniels, Tom Hankerson
Directed by Matt Cimber
Synopsis: “They say he’s candy sweet. A family man by day, and Los Angeles coolest pimp by night, his wife and two children know nothing about his double life. Everyone wants to cut the baron out; Police, rival pimps and the mob, but he’s got an answer for every question, a block for every attack. Until someone tries to break in on his private life, that is when the candy man turns from sweet to sour.”
Made in 1975 and directed by Matt Climber, CTM is an amazing piece of Blaxploitation cinema, worthy of a space in anyone’s collection. You might have to hunt it down, but I promise you will treasure it.
The film opens with pageantry pimp “Baron” (John Daniels) driving his customised two tone red and yellow Rolls Royce around down town - night time L.A. His “ladies” have been coming up short lately and he wants to know why. Turns out that two L.A.P.D. cops - Dempsey and Gordon (who have been after Baron for some time now) have resorted to rousting his girls every chance they get. Indeed in the next scene they have set Baron up with a copper in drag to entrap him with procurement of prostitutes. Of course the Baron is wise to their ploy and ends up grabbing the copper by the short and curlies.
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Genre: Dramas, Drama, Prostitution, Suspense, Switching Roles
Released: Dec 31, 1975
Company: Unicorn Video, Inc.
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Please note, due to the low budget of this movie there are some very dark scenes.
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