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A still from The Human Tornado (1976)

The Human Tornado

1976 | United States | 96 min
  • Dolemite II
  • Watched on Thu Jun 10, 2021 via Blu-ray (2016 | Vinegar Syndrome)
    C: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Rudy Ray Moore returns as Dolemite, a fast-talking, kung-fu fighting entertainer. Fleeing a racist Alabama sheriff (J.B. Baron, who struck me as Haley Joel Osment playing Kenny Rogers), Dolemite and crew travel to Los Angeles. There they discover a local mob goon has forced their friend Queen Bee into servitude. Despite the shoddy production (Ernie Hudson sometimes plays one of Moore’s entourage, other times it’s an obvious stand-in), Moore’s charisma and the earnest intent prove endearing.

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