Has anyone seen this movie?
It is a 1980s Barry Gordy produced karate movie. I loved this movie at the time. I rented it from the video store over and over. There was one thing that bothered me though. I could never understand why they gave the bad guy such a stupid name. If you strip off all his titles his given name was Nuff. That is not a real name. I remember spending a lot of time contemplating this. Why was he named Nuff?
I forgot about this movie for over 20 years until recently when the actor who played Nuff died. The whole name with titles was written out – ShoNuff the Shogun of Harlem. In all my viewings of this movie it never occurred to me that the name was a joke. I think I thought the movie was an action movie to be viewed almost as seriously as a documentary. I missed the point that it was a comedy.
I got the film from Netflix. The SO and I are going to watch it this weekend to see what else I missed. My only excuse is that I was a white girl from rural America who at that point in my life had probably never talked to a black person. How was I supposed to know that this wasn’t how people in Harlem acted? Now I have my self-proclaimed “off-white” guy from NYC to watch it with me and mock me where necessary.
I was pretty sure The Glow wasn’t real. Pretty sure but not absolutely certain.