Wesley's repertoire includes a range of black power films and plays. Cosby wears a flamboyant red and pink suit in an attempt to impress prominent bookmaker Kansas City Mack John Amos. The role of women in the film was a priority of Wesley. Let's Do It Again came at when films that starred powerful, black female leads, such as and , were being released. Following the stunning outcome, Billy and Clyde are nowhere to be found. Wesley points out that the friendship off-screen translated to the film.
Instead, he thought of casting and. Bootney is lanky boxer that is overwhelmed in the initial sparring matches. In this musical comedy, composer Gary Stuart Ray Milland and his wife, Connie Jane Wyman , have an argument over her alleged affair with Courtney Craig Tom Helmore. Afros are not often seen on the heads of elite African-American businessmen. Don't stop until I say when 'cause your kisses are sweet an' I don't want the feelin' to end! The music also resembles much of what is seen in Blaxploitation. Of the three, Let's Do It Again has been the most successful both critically and commercially. Wesley decided to take a different route and use black, female characters as companions to male leads.
The Stuarts agree to get divorced, and each tries to move on to a new love: Gary with socialite Deborah Randolph Karin Booth and Connie with businessman Frank McGraw Aldo Ray. Upbeat funk with horns and syncopated drum beats are heard in black cinema films throughout the 1960s-1970's. Wesley points out that an antagonist, Biggie Smalls, has a female head honcho. Wesley mentions that the film was important to Poitier's image. Afros are Blaxploitation staples and is seen on the head of Bill Cosby, while Sidney Poitier has a lower cut.
Tucker worked with Poitier prior to both films as well in The Lost Man 1969. Billy and Clyde must perform exactly the same hypnosis on a boxer, but this time they must collude with Mack. Extravagant, if not gaudy, suits and gold jewelry are Blaxploitation staples. The film also won all five for which it received a nomination. Billy and Clyde take their talents to to rig a boxing match.
If you will count up to ten, that'll give me a chance to get my breath back then. This is where character, Bootney Farnsworth, comes into the fold. Don't stop until I say when 'cause your kisses are sweet an' I don't want the feelin' to end! Women are more visible in their relations to other characters as well. Billy and Clyde lead them on a chase that ends up at the local police department. This was the second film pairing of Poitier and Cosby following , and followed by 1977.
Before the match, they sneak into Bootney's hotel room and hypnotize him, before they hilariously escape. The sound all around begins to pound an' I know we're homeward bound to a world we've often found before we climb into space an' out of time then the bells begin to chime we're in rhythm and in rhyme, once more! White also mentions that Bill Cosby satirizes the attire of Blaxploitation in just one scene. If you will count up to ten, that'll give me a chance to get my breath back then. The Stuarts must make a decision before their divorce is final. Richard wanted to improve the image of black community.
Unable to enter Farnsworth's training room to dehypnotize him, which in turn would cause him to lose the fight, Williams and Foster decide to bet on the match being a draw, and place bets with both gangster groups by using their wives, who won't be recognized. . John Amos, Jimmie Walker, and had all worked with an actor, producer or director prior to Let's Do It Again. He said he wanted to use the same gang and do it once more, but better. In the end, Wesley was pleased with the actors that lead the film, because Poitier and Cosby worked so well together. Mack grew suspicious of the duo's conveniently-timed bet, and after finally catching on, he spent weeks searching for the two best friends.
After watching Bootney struggle, Billy and Clyde are encouraged to go through with their plan. Here, the lead officer tells the two bookmakers that if he ever hears they've harassed Billy and Clyde or if the two come up missing, they will be thrown in jail for a very long time. However, the alias could not be used as his name due to ownership issues. According to the , Let's Do It Again is not a sequel to Uptown Saturday Night. The movie was filmed in two cities, and , where most of the plot takes place. To him, this improvement began in the portrayal of the household.
The movie ends with Billy and Clyde taking a car ride. Though, Poitier and Cosby had two very different acting styles, their chemistry was a boosted the script. Cosby and Poitier were joined by other actors that worked together previously. This idea that each individual controls their own life is another common theme in the and was central to lectures by Black Power leaders such as and. Mayfield, also responsible for the highly-successful soundtrack in 1972 , wrote the music and performed the songs. Cosby and Poitier have broad humor down pat; I'd like to see them get witty. The film, directed by Poitier, is about who decide to rig a boxing match to raise money for their.
As an African-American who grew up in the 70's, this and all the other Blaxploitation films provides a nostalgic, although somewhat exaggerated, look at life in the Black community. Bootney, still under hypnosis, has become far too quick for Clyde to keep up with and de-hypnotize. It is incumbent on Billy to find the money because he is the treasurer of the struggling lodge. His difficulty to impress anyone, even his coach, makes the odds of him winning lower by the day. Minstrel-esque hamming for the camera aside, this one is just plain fun to watch. If you will count up to ten, that'll give me a chance to get my breath back then. They use what's left of the lodge's budget to place their bets with local bookmakers, Kansas City Mack and Biggie Smalls.