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