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  • The Eldorado Cadillac driven by Priest was owned by KC, the pimp who makes an appearance in the nightclub scene. The deal was that KC would get a part in the movie (in the opening credit it says "and introducing: KC") in exchange for the use of his car.
  • Charles McGregor, who plays Fat Freddie, was released from prison before the film's production.
  • Financing for the film came from two dentists and Gordon Parks father of the film's director Gordon Parks Jr..
  • The script was only 45 pages long, which explains why there are so many shots of people walking, driving, etc.
  • Star Ron O'Neal didn't like the cocaine montage. In an E! True Hollywood Story interview, he said it so glorified drug use, the montage was akin to a "commercial for cocaine."
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