Pootie Tang (2001)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Action Comedy, Parody/Spoof  |   Release Date - Jun 29, 2001 (USA)  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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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.

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African-American, Black [race], business-ethics, record [phonographic], Superhero, culture [social culture], language