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American Pimp

2000 Rated R 1hr 27m

Filmmakers Albert and Allen Hughes' riveting but sometimes disquieting documentary probes the exploitative world of urban pimp culture. Interlacing interviews, surveillance footage and clips from 1970s blaxploitation films, American Pimp sketches the careers of these charismatic flesh peddlers -- with colorful monikers such as C-Note and Bishop Don Magic Juan -- who spin self-ennobling tales of life in the trade.

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Movie Details

1999 Sundance Film Festival®
  • Grand Jury Prize: Documentary nominee
Pervasive sexual content including dialogue, strong language and some drug related material
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.77:1


French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

American Pimp includes interviews with the Hughes brothers, interactive menus, and French and Spanish subtitles. Sound is in Dolby Digital 2.0; English and Spanish audio tracks are available. The film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen.