A hallmark of 1960s radicalism and one of the first major underground films, Robert Downey Sr.'s seminal Putney Swope remains a classic of social satire. After the CEO croaks during a boardroom meeting at a Madison Avenue ad agency, members trying to sabotage each other's chance of winning the top spot each vote for the token black guy, thereby electing Putney Swope. Swope swoops into action, firing them all and replacing them with armed radicals, soul brothers, and sexy red-hot mamas. Re-naming the agency "Truth and Soul," Putney sets about revolutionizing the corporate world of advertising, banning the marketing of products such as cigarettes, alcohol and violent toys. The agency produces raucous, kooky TV spots - offensive, humorous, and, at first, wildly successful. But can "Truth and Soul" last, not only in advertising but within Putney himself?
Zoot-suited Jessy is not only a Christ-like figure, he is Christ. En route to Jerusalem, where he hopes to find work as a "singerdancer- actor," Jessy finds himself in a dusty western town.
When their father dies, siblings Sonny and Bitsy face a serious dilemma. If they don't produced at least one legal heir in a years time, they'll both lose the $200 million dad left behind. The problem is, Sonny and Bitsy are both gay and there's a very money hungry priest just itching to get his hands on their inheritance.
Zoot-suited Jessy is not only a Christ-like figure, he is Christ. En route to Jerusalem, where he hopes to find work as a "singerdancer- actor," Jessy finds himself in a dusty western town. At first, he is targeted for extermination by town boss Seaweedhead Greaser but all this changes when he brings Greaser's son Lamy back from the dead. Jessy's healing powers lead to all sorts of wacked-out complications and, inevitably, a bizarre confrontation with the town looney, exotic dancer Cholera.
Pam Grier ("Foxy Brown") stars as Nurse "Coffy" Coffin in the mother of all films. Coffy is a one-woman vigilante force, out to even the score with those who have hooked her sister on drugs. Using her feminine wiles (along with deadly weaponry), Coffy sets about ridding the streets of low-life drug dealers, pimps, deviants and society's scum.