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American Pimp (1999)

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87 min | Documentary

Street pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant, pimping in various U.S. cities, bringing a woman into their group, taking a woman from another pimp, and the rules and regulations...See moreStreet pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant, pimping in various U.S. cities, bringing a woman into their group, taking a woman from another pimp, and the rules and regulations of pimping. The men are clear: it's about money. The women work every night, hustle hard, turn over all their earnings, and steal anything they can from clients. We meet a few of the women, who tell us what they want from a pimp. We also listen to a women who's legally employed at a Nevada brothel; we meet her White boss, a legal pimp. He and the street pimps, some of whom are now retired, make the case for legalizing the trade. Written by See less
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Jan 1999 (United States)

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John S. Dickson
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Antonio Fargas
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Heidi Fleiss
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L. Hammond
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Hugh Hefner
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Dennis Hof
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Bradley Honable
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Max Julien
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Rudy Ray Moore
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Conan O'Brien
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Roscoe Orman
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Kenny Redd
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Clarence Sims
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Andre Taylor
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Mel Taylor
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Patrick Hegarty
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6.7 / 10 | 2,099 votes