• American Pimp (1999)

American Pimp

Release Date: 1999

R |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

The Hughes brothers helm this documentary about the state of prostitution in urban sectors of the U.S., producing an ostentatious, profanity-laden celebration of the ghetto subculture of "pimping." This film combines images of fictional pimps from film and television with candid interviews with infamous real-life street hustlers -- from San Francisco's bluesman-turned-pimp, Clarence "Fillmore Slim" Sims, to Chicago's pimp-turned-minister, Don "Magic" Juan.

Director: Albert Hughes , Allen Hughes

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Underworld Entertainment

Keywords: 1990s, Underdog, Amusing

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    Eighty-six minutes proves to be more than enough time to spend with these characters, but the Hughes Brothers make the case that this is a subculture as compelling as it is repellent.

  • 80
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Never less than riveting.

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    Genuinely entertaining and, thanks to a well of self-deluded quotes from the men, shockingly funny. show more

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