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Starring Theresa Graves,Get Christie Love!is a tame TV-movie imitation of early 1970s female blaxploitation films such Pam Grier'sCoffy(1973) andFoxy Brown(1974). With a low budget and content sanitized to network standards, this is lightweight stuff about an undercover cop determined to smash a drug ring. Nevertheless the movie was popular enough to spawn a short-lived TV show and is significant for being the first time a black woman took the title role in any American network production. Tarantino completists may be interested, as he paid homage to Christie Love in the dialogue ofReservoir Dogs(1991).--Gary S. Dalkin
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CastRon Rifkin, Louise Sorel, Harry Guardino, Paul Stevens, Teresa Graves
DirectorWilliam A. Graham
Screen WriterDorothy Uhnak, George Kirgo
DVD Release Date:  April 24, 2001
Runtime:  74 minutes
Studio:  Bci / Eclipse
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review by . November 29, 2007
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That quote was also spoken in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (15th Anniversary). This is a reasonably moderate slice of blaxploitation that is apparently the pilot of a short lived TV series. I didn't know that at the time, but it makes a lot of sense now. It concerns the typically foxy, spirited black woman who, this time, is a cop. There is a small point of interest in that, because this was on television, it was probably required that she be a cop, that is, on the side of official "decency," …
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