Disco Godfather

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Disco Godfather
Disco Godfather FilmPoster.jpeg
theatrical release poster
Directed by J. Robert Wagoner
Produced by Rudy Ray Moore
Theodore Toney
Written by Cliff Roquemore
J. Robert Wagoner
Starring Rudy Ray Moore
Carol Speed
Music by Ernie Fields, Jr.
Cinematography Arledge Armenaki
Edited by Garner M.J. Morris
Distributed by Transvue Pictures
Release date
September 1979 (US)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Disco Godfather, also known as The Avenging Disco Godfather, is a 1979 action film starring Rudy Ray Moore and Carol Speed, directed by J. Robert Wagoner and released by Transvue Pictures. Commonly considered a blaxploitation film, the plot centers on Moore's character, a retired cop who owns and operates a disco and tries to shut down the local angel dust (PCP) dealer after his nephew (Julius Carry) gets "whacked out" on the drug. Another PCP user's claim to have served her own baby as Easter dinner constitutes a version of the urban legend known as "The Baby-Roast."

The Disco Godfather's trademark phrase is his encouragement of the disco patrons to "Put your weight on it, put your weight on it, put your weight on it!".

The film also served as the debut of Keith David, who has an unbilled bit part as a patron in the nightclub, as well as the afore-mentioned Carry.[1]



  1. ^ ""Disco Godfather" Snuffs Angel Dust". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1980-04-30. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 

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