- Trouble Man
:"For the sountrack album, see
Trouble Man (album)."
"Trouble Man" is a
1972 blaxploitation filmproduced and released by 20th Century Fox. The film stars Robert Hooksas "Mr. T.", a hard-edged private detective who tends to take justice into his own hands. Although the film itself was unsuccessful, it is still of note today for its successful soundtrack, written, produced and performed by Motownartist Marvin Gaye.
Isaac Hayesand Curtis Mayfieldbefore him, Gaye became the next in a line of soul musicstars who recorded soundtracks for films aimed at African Americanaudiences. While the "Trouble Man" film was a flop, the "Trouble Man" soundtrack and single became successes for Gaye.
The movie had the distinction of being featured in the 1978 Michael & Harry Medved book, 'The 50 Worst Films of All Time".
An inner-city point man is on the run from both the cops and the crooks in this streetwise blaxpolitation drama. T (Robert Hooks) is a combination pool shark, private detective, and all-purpose ghetto fixer who operates out of a billiards parlor in South Central Los Angeles. T has done well for himself -- he drives a fancy new car, wears expensive suits, and lives in an upscale apartment -- but he also looks out for folks on the block, and knows how to tell the good guys from the bad guys on either side of the law. T is approached by Chalky (Paul Winfield) and his partner, Pete (Ralph Waite), who run a floating dice game in the neighborhood. Chalky tells T they've been ripped off by a band of thieves several nights running, and they want him to find out who the masked stick-up men are. T is willing to do the job for the right price, but it turns out Chalky and Pete are trying to take down rival crime kingpin Big (Julius Harris), and when one of Big's underlings turns up dead, T is blamed for the crime by both Big and corrupt police captain Joe Marx (Bill Smithers). Trouble Man also stars Paula Kelly's as T's love interest, and features an original score by Marvin Gaye.
*imdb title|id=0069414|title=Trouble Man
* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=_K5IEqmrUio Movie trailer]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
trouble man — troubleshooter (def. 2). [1885 90, Amer.] * * * … Universalium
trouble man — noun : troubleshooter 1 * * * troubleshooter (def. 2). [1885 90, Amer.] … Useful english dictionary
Trouble Man (Marvin Gaye song) — Trouble Man is a 1972 hit single for American soul singer Marvin Gaye on the Tamla (Motown) label. Written and produced by Gaye as an autobiographical funk/blues account of his troubled prevails (and the prevails of Mister T , the leading… … Wikipedia
Trouble Man (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Trouble Man Type = Soundtrack Artist = Marvin Gaye Released = December 8, 1972 Recorded = 1972 Hitsville U.S.A., Detroit, Michigan Hitsville West, Los Angeles, California Genre = Soul, funk Length = 38:25 Label = Tamla… … Wikipedia
Man (Neneh Cherry album) — Man Studio album by Neneh Cherry Released September 2, 1996 … Wikipedia
Man (Neneh Cherry) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Man. Man est un album de Neneh Cherry sorti en 1996. Liste des titres Woman Feel It Hornbeam Trouble Man 7 Seconds (en duo avec Youssou N Dour) Golden Ring Kootchi Beastiality Carry Me Together Now Everything … Wikipédia en Français
Man Trouble — Directed by Bob Rafelson Produced by Vittorio Cecchi Gori Carole Eastman Bruce Gilbert Written by Carole Eastman … Wikipedia
Man v. Food (season 3) — Man v. Food Season 3 Country of origin United States No. of episodes 20 Broadcast Original channel Travel Channel … Wikipedia
Trouble Every Day (song) — Trouble Every Day is a song by The Mothers of Invention, released on their 1966 debut album Freak Out!. Frank Zappa wrote the song in 1965 at 1819 Bellevue Avenue, Echo Park, Los Angeles (the suburban residence of a methamphetamine chemist… … Wikipedia
Trouble Walkin’ — Trouble Walkin Studioalbum von Ace Frehley Veröffentlichung 13. Oktober 1989 Label Atlantic Records/Megaforce Reco … Deutsch Wikipedia