Cleopatra Jones

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  • Action, Blaxploitation , produced in 1973 USA
  • Actors: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey
  • Directed by: Jack Starrett
  • Rating: 5.5 out of 10
  • Plot Summary: African-American writer Max Julien (also an actor who played the lead role in the pimpsploitation classic THE MACK) stirred up the Hollywood studio system with CLEOPATRA JONES, the first film of the genre to feature a butt-kicking woman in the title role.


    A buxom beauty, undercover narcotics agent Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson)

    is the principal operative in a covert scheme to eradicate an international drug trade. She's pulled away from important business when a phony raid on her boyfriend's ghetto halfway house puts the place in jeopardy. The source of her domestic troubles is Mommy, a raunchy underworld eccentric who uses her connections with bad cops on the force to cause trouble for Cleopatra's friends and set her up for an attack. With its non-stop action and hit soundtrack featuring a title track sung by Millie Jones, CLEOPATRA JONES is as fun to watch as it is culturally significant.
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