Super Fly is a 1972 American blaxploitation crime drama film directed by Gordon Parks Jr. and starring Ron O'Neal as Youngblood Priest, an African American cocaine dealer who is trying to quit the underworld drug business. The film is well known for its soundtrack, written and produced by soul musician Curtis Mayfield. It was released on August 4, 1972.
Youngblood Priest (Ron O'Neal), an African-American drug dealer of cocaine, enjoys a luxurious lifestyle in Harlem. He yearns to go straight, despite the money he makes. One day, Priest confronts Fat Freddie, one of his clients, about money that Freddie owes and threatens to force Freddie's wife into prostitution unless he robs a competitor. Although the timid Freddie abhors violence, he agrees and accompanies a member of Priest's "family" of lower-level dealers to commit the robbery.
|contentLocation||New York City|
|director||Gordon Parks, Jr.|
|keywords||capture claim contract killer drive drug dealer fight kill pick up plan retire scar selling drugs|
|productionCompany||AFI Catalog of Feature Films|
|publisher||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|theme||blaxploitation gangster neo-noir|