Super Fly

TitleSuper Fly
Publication TypeAudiovisual (CD/DVD)
Year of Publication1972
AuthorParks, Jr., Gordon
Place PublishedWarner Home Video
Publication Languageeng
Copies at the Archive2
The pinnacle of blaxploitation movies, the 1972 Superfly stars Ron O'Neal as a drug dealer who wants out of the business but decides to take out some enemies in the process. With its criminal hero, one might almost think this could be an existential crime movie, but's really just an effective piece of pulp with a strong performance by O'Neal, grim settings, cool direction by Gordon Parks Jr., and a famous soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield.