Disco Godfather (1979)

“put your weight on it!”
he yells it, ad nauseam.
not a good catchphrase.

Synopsis: A retired police officer becomes a vigilante slash local celebrity comma anti-drug advocate uh disco enthusiast. The weirdness of the movie is thanks almost entirely to the presence of Rudy Ray Moore (singer, actor, producer, bon vivant). Moore also completed 32 comedy albums, the humour of which is as subtle as his track “Mr. Big Dick” from the album “This Pussy Belongs to Me”.

From the credits: “Put Your Weight On It” phrase copyright © Rudy Ray Moore

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SPOILER ALERT: Despite the The Disco Godfather’s constant quipping, big smiling dance sequences, sudden kung-fu battles, and impromptu stand-up comedy routines, the movie manages to end on a horrifying note. Once the Disco Godfather tracks down the kingpin that is behind the city’s drug production, he gets ambushed, and is forced to inhale PCP through a gas mask. The freezeframe that accompanies the closing credits is the Disco Godfather, tortured by demonic imagery, screaming hysterically with a gas mask strapped to his face. Umm… put your weight on it, put your weight on it, put your weight on it!!

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One thought on “Disco Godfather (1979)

  1. nolahn says:

    Awesome. And props to you, cuz the end of this movie is every bit as awful as you described. In fact, I’ve been dragging my feet at reviewing this movie because of the ending.

    If anything, I think you might be downplaying how jarringly awful the end is. It’s like Rudy Ray Moore wanted to take everything that was corny and fun about the film and make you watch him beat the life out of it with a tire iron.

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