The first American-born female action star, one of the pre-eminent sex symbols of the 1970s, and an actor who brought the same sensitivity and intelligence to her early genre projects as she did to her “comeback” showcase, Jackie Brown, North Carolina native Pam Grier’s screen persona was a remarkable combination of toughness and tenderness that made her the undisputed queen of the blaxploitation boom. Bringing together the crown jewels of her reign, this Late Nites tribute shows Grier at her best and most merciless, putting the fear of God into drug pushers, political assassins, prison guards, and a voodoo vampire, and doing it with style. The poster for Coffy says it all: “The baddest One-Chick Hit-Squad that ever hit town!”

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