Honeybaby, Honeybaby

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Honeybaby, Honeybaby
Honeybaby, Honeybaby FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Schultz
Written by Brian Phelan
Starring Diana Sands
Calvin Lockhart
Music by Michael Tschudin
Cinematography Andreas Bellis
Edited by Hortense Beveridge
Production
company
Heritage Enterprises Inc.
Kelly/Jordan Enterprises
Distributed by Kelly/Jordan Enterprises
Release date
January 15, 1974
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Honeybaby, Honeybaby is a 1974 American action film directed by Michael Schultz. The film focuses on the adventures of a young woman from Harlem known as "Honey Baby" or Laura Lewis.(Diana Sands) after she wins a game show trip to Beirut, Lebanon. While on this trip, she and her cousin Skiggy (J.Eric Bell) get wrapped up in to trouble after she encounters a Chinese woman/Madame Chan (Gay Suilin) who implants a dot with the secret formula of a deceased prince's body unknowingly in Honey Baby's purse. This results in, Mercenaries going to great lengths to track Honey Baby down to get the formula back.

The film was also released in the United States under a variety of alternate titles such as, "Honeybaby, Honeybaby", "Honeybaby", and "Three Days in Beirut".

Plot[edit]

The film follows Honey Baby while on her trip of Beirut where she is being hunted down by a variety of people that want a micro dot with a secret formula from her. The hunt for her becomes evident one day, when an African man walks up to Honeybaby trying to investigate the disappearance of the Chinese Woman, Madame Chan (who planted the dot on her), and before he can even finish his questions is killed in front of Honeybaby. Shaken up by the event Honey Baby meets a man named Liv (Calvin Lockhart), who she agrees to go on a date with to get her mind off of things.Toward the end of their date, he explains that he does like her, but the only reason he approached her at first is to find out more about the disappearance of Madame Chan.

While driving from their date the men trying to assassinate Honeybaby chase them down in Liv's car. Once they hit a dead end Liv gives honey baby a gun and tells her to run like hell and they begin a shootout. After the shootout, the boss of the operations, "Makuba" wants to continue to scare honey baby and decided to stuff the missing body of Madame Chan in her closet.

The next day, Honeybaby begins to face different pressures from the producer of the game show Sam (Seth Allen), who wants to constantly shoot her "having fun" to show the viewers back home. He even suggests that "if we get you in a pants suit, on a horse, and put you in an Afro hairdo we got something" as a solution to rebrand her. Honey baby obviously rejects because she just wants to be herself and doesn't want to change. But, she does eventually agree to go on a live game show to continue her trip in Lebanon. While filming, she is sitting in a ski lift over Lebanon and before the show can even begin one of the assassins cuts the rope keeping her steady, which leads to her speeding down the line and almost dying on National Television.

At the end, Laura reveals that the guy that everyone believes to be Makuba is actually General Christian Awani (Thomas Baptiste) and he kidnapped the real Makuba to steal his identity and obtain the secret formula of the dead prince's body. As revenge for constantly trying to kill her, Honey Baby locks Awani in the Prince's castle so when the cops arrive they'll arrest him for all the acts he committed.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

A1 Titles And Openings

Clavinet – Weldon Irvine

Trumpet – Blood Hollins*

Written-By – Michael Tschudin

6:12
A2 Honey Baby Theme

Clavinet – Weldon Irvine

Trumpet – Blood Hollins*

Vocals – Friends Of Distinction*

Written-By – Michael Tschudin

3:47
A3 (A Song For Diana) Hey, Hey Star

Vocals – Friends Of Distinction*, Zulema

Written-By – Carl L. Maults

5:33
B1 Just Can't Say Goodbye

Vocals – Zulema

Written-By – Michael Tschudin

3:34
B2 Salt Chase

Trumpet – Blood Hollins*

Written-By – Michael Tschudin

3:21
B3 Baalbeck

Written-By – Michael Tschudin

0:48
B4 Nowhere

Congas, Percussion – Richard Powell

Drums, Percussion – Brian Grice

Piano – Carl L. Maults-By

Soloist, Bass – Francisco Centeno

Soloist, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Nat Adderley Jr.Soloist, Guitar – Bradley Bobo

Vocals – Friends Of Distinction*, Tender Loving Care

Written-By – Carl L. Maults

4:30
B5 Honey Baby Theme (Instrumental)

Written-By – Michael Tschudin

2:46

Credits[edit]

  • Art Direction – Dick Smith (9)
  • Artwork – Katrina Taylor (2)
  • Bass – Francisco Centeno
  • Clavinet – Weldon J. Irvine*
  • Drums – Brian O. Grice*
  • Electric Piano – Nathaniel Adderley Jr.*
  • Flute – Harald Milton Jones*, Philip L. Bodner*, William Slapin
  • French Horn – Brooks Tillotson, James Buffington*, Peter Gordon (8)
  • Guitar – Bradley Bobo
  • Harp – Margaret Ross
  • Percussion – David Carey, Richard V. Powell*
  • Performer [Tender Loving Care] – Deirdre Tuck, Jocye Tuck, Renelle Stafford
  • Piano [Pianoforte] – Carl Maults-By*
  • Producer, Arranged By, Adapted By, Conductor – Carl Maults-By*
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Dick Baxter
  • Saxophone – Frank Wess, Seldon Powell
  • Strings – Alan Shulman, Alfred Brand, Charles Libove, Emanuel Green, Emanuel Vardi, George Ricci, Harry Cykman, Harry Lookofsky, Harry Zaratzian, Joe Malin, Joseph Malignacci*, Julien C. Barber*,Kermit Moore, Lewis Eley, Max Ellen, Max Pollikoff, Paul Gershman, Selwart Richard Clarke*,Theodore Israel
  • Strings, Concertmaster – Gene Orloff
  • Trombone – Garnett Brown, Paul Faulise, Wayne J. Andre*
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Ernest Royal*, Blood Hollins*, Raymond D. Crisara*
  • Vocals – Friends Of Distinction*, Tender Loving Care, Zulema

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