Pootie TangJune 29, 2001
Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America…
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 4.5/10 (7,311 voted)
Critic's Score: 31/100
Stars: Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, J.B. Smoove
Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America, who try to steal his magic belt and make him sell out by endorsing addictive products to his people. Pootie must learn to find himself and defeat the evil corporation for all the young black children of America, supatime.
Reg E. Cathey
Too cool for words
Release Date: 29 June 2001
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $1,506,233
(1 July 2001)
(29 July 2001)
Did You Know?
Pootie's license plate reads "CLEEPA"
Crew or equipment visible:
When Pootie Tang rises from kneeling in front of the corn in the field, knee pads are visible under his overalls.
Cole me on the panny sty.
…I'm sorry. What was that?
Cole – Cole me on the panny sty.
What the hell are you talking about?
…Cole me down on the panny sty?
Oh, cole me down on the panny sty! All right!
This movie is so unique, it may be as difficult for some to understand as
is to figure out Pootie's language. I was captivated from the first scene
right up to the end. Kudos to Lance Crouther for his truly inspired
performance as the hero. His physical comedy while combatting his foes or
even just interacting with everyone else was brilliant and quirky. You
really find yourself focusing on him in every scene, just to see what he
going to do next. There is also the ensemble of actors that inhabit
world, all of whom did a great job. I often read critics making
between the modern charactor actors and how they pale before those of the
distant past – razzz – wrong! These people hammed it up with style and
flair. "I'm Dirty Dee, dammit!"
Sah da tay, my brothers.