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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- 1999 Sundance Film Festival®
- Grand Jury Prize: Documentary nominee
RPervasive sexual content including dialogue, strong language and some drug related material
French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther 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.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it