Rifftrax – The Guy From Harlem (2012)
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- Release Date: October 04, 2012
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- Genre: Comedy
The Guy from Harlem is the first blaxploitation film weve ever riffed. Why? To quote the temperamental yet ultimately quite sensitive gangster Harry De Bauld, a character you will grow to love as much as we do – well, its…its kinda personal. Okay its not actually personal at all, its just that the movie is really, really funny. It trades most of the sleaze, grime, and, well, exploitation that you expect from the genre for dopiness, sexual situations that fail to lead to actual sex, a clumsy confused sweetness, and more botched lines per minute than anything weve ever seen.
As youd expect from the title, The Guy from Harlem is set entirely in Miami. The makers of Casablanca almost used the same approach, with early drafts titled The Dude from Somewhere Other Than Casablanca. Its the story of private eye and titular Guy, Al Connors. Als a man with such a reputation that when its time to protect an African queen/princess/wife of a chief of state (her title changes pretty much every time it comes up) the CIA goes straight to his dingy shag-carpeted office and begs for help. Later, when gangster Harry De Baulds daughter is kidnapped by the sinister Big Daddy, and his own criminal organization is just too upset! about the whole thing to deal with the situation, where do you think he goes? Thats right. To the guy whos the best at being from Harlem there is, baby.
Join Mike (what you say?), Kevin (that cats a bad duuuude), and Bill (get on down!) for The Guy from Harlem!