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Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (2013)

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Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 books. These books were the birth of Street Lit and explored the world of the ghetto in gritty and poetic detail and have made him a cultural icon.


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Critics FreshAudience Upright
64% - Fresh
63% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 19th, 2013 (Limited) by Phase 4 Films
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, some violent images and language.
(Rating bulletin 2271, 5/8/2013)
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Prostitution, Writing and Writers, Biography, Dysfunctional Family, Prison, Life on the Outside, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Final Level Entertainment
Production Countries: United States


Robert Beck    Iceberg Slim/Himself
Ice-T    Himself
Chris Rock    Himself
Snoop Dogg    Himself
Quincy Jones    Himself
Henry Rollins    Himself
Bill Duke    Himself
Katt Williams    Herself
Betty Mae Beck    Herself
Bentley Morriss    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Danny Bresnik
Producer    Jeff Scheftel
Executive Producer    Ice-T
Executive Producer    Jorge Hinojosa
Editor    Danny Bresnik
Composer    DJ Shadow
Composer    CunninLynguists CunninLynguists
Composer    The Cinematic Orchestra
Director of Photography    Kelly Jones

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July 19th, 2013

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