Pootie Tang

June 29, 2001 0 By Fans
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Plot

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

Director:
Louis C.K.

Stars: Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, J.B. Smoove

Storyline
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.

Cast:

Lance Crouther

Pootie Tang


J.B. Smoove

Trucky


Jennifer Coolidge

Ireenie


Reg E. Cathey

Dirty Dee


Robert Vaughn

Dick Lecter


Wanda Sykes

Biggie Shorty


Chris Rock

JB
/
Radio DJ
/
Pootie's Father


Mario Joyner

Lacey


Cathy Trien

Stacy


Dave Attell

Frank


Laura Kightlinger

Anchor Woman


Christopher Wynkoop

Sheriff


Rick Shapiro

Shakey


Qiana Drew

Singing Lady


Lorria Richards

Singing Lady

Taglines:
Too cool for words

Release Date: 29 June 2001

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $3,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $1,506,233
(USA)
(1 July 2001)
(712 Screens)

Gross: $3,293,258
(USA)
(29 July 2001)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Pootie's license plate reads "CLEEPA"

Goofs:

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.

Quotes:

Pootie Tang:
Cole me on the panny sty.

Bob Costas:
…I'm sorry. What was that?

Pootie Tang:
Cole – Cole me on the panny sty.

Bob Costas:
What the hell are you talking about?

Pootie Tang:
…Cole me down on the panny sty?

Bob Costas:
Oh, cole me down on the panny sty! All right!



User Review

Great camp!

Rating: 7/10

This movie is so unique, it may be as difficult for some to understand as
it
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
was
going to do next. There is also the ensemble of actors that inhabit
Pootie's
world, all of whom did a great job. I often read critics making
comparisons
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.