Pootie Tang

Lance Crouther  Actor Jennifer Coolidge  Actor Wanda Sykes  Actor Robert Vaughn  Actor Chris Rock  Actor


MPAA Rating: PG13
Contains:Adult Situations,Questionable for Children,Profanity,Drug Content

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Pootie Tang

Theatrical Release Date: 2001 06 29 (USA)

UPC: 097363392248

Studio: Paramount

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:[Adult Situations, Questionable for Children, Profanity, Drug Content]

Summary: This comic spoof is spun off from a character that first appeared on The Chris Rock Show, and is written and directed by Louis C.K., one of that show's producers. Lance Crouther stars as Pootie Tang, a crime fighting superhero and recording artist who speaks in an unintelligible gibberish that seems to be a combination of Ebonics and street slang. Despite his communication problem, Pootie is a hero to children, whom he attempts to protect from the evil Dick Lecter (Robert Vaughn), a corporate fat cat out to corrupt America's youth with alcohol, tobacco, and junk food. Pootie also runs up against an artistic imitator (David Cross) and a sleazy recording executive (Andy Richter) Pootie Tang co-stars Chris Rock, Dave Attell, and Bob Costas and Conan O'Brien as themselves. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Category: Comedy

Features: Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs
Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround
Interactive menus
Scene selection
Theatrical trailer
English subtitles
Music Video: "Pootie Tangin" by 702

Pootie Tang

Format: DVD

Release Date: 11/27/2001

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, DDS Dolby Digital Surround

Runtime: 81 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Subtitles: English

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Sine Your Pitty on the Runny Kine [8:09]
2. Sepatown [4:48]
3. Sa Da Tay [:12]
4. Wadatah [10:16]
5. Tipi Tai [1:02]
6. Main Damie [10:28]
7. Capatown [1:58]
8. Cole Me Down on the Panny Sty [9:00]

Perry Seibert

The character of Pootie Tang, a blend of hip-hop star and blaxploitation stud superhero, is well played by Lance Crouther who simultaneously brings to mind both Rudy Ray Moore as Dolemite and Buster Keaton's hilarious stone-faced expressions. For its first 15 minutes, the film is an inspired series of jokes ranging from a parody of a fight scene in an action film to the unusual death of Pootie's dad, including maybe the funniest scene ever of an unfaithful lover being kicked out of his jealous girlfriend's apartment. Although the film is unable to maintain the humor and the energy throughout its rather short 75-minute running time, Pootie Tang does deserve to be mentioned alongside Hollywood Shuffle and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka as one of the few films to take a strong comedic look at the images of African-Americans in popular culture. Though unable to expand on its sketch-comedy roots, Pootie Tang has all the makings of a cult favorite. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Chris Rock  Producer 
Caldecot "Cotty" Chubb  Producer 
Sean Daniel  Executive Producer 
Michael Rotenberg  Executive Producer 
Van Toffler  Executive Producer 
Louis C.K.  Director 
Louis C.K.  Screenwriter 
Dave Becky  Executive Producer 
QD3  Composer (Music Score) 
Ali LeRoi  Producer 
David Gale  Producer 
Lance Crouther  Actor 
Jennifer Coolidge  Actor 
Wanda Sykes  Actor 
Robert Vaughn  Actor 
Chris Rock  Actor 
Dave Attell  Actor 
Reg E. Cathey  Actor 
J.B. Smoove  Actor 
Andy Richter  Actor 
Conan O'Brien  Actor 
Chuck Jeffreys  Actor 
Kristen Bell  Actor 
Keesha Sharp  Actor 

Country: USA