Cleopatra Jones


Grand Illusion Cinema Fri, Feb 23 9:15 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Feb 24 9:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1973
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jack Starrett
Cast:Tamara Dobson
Bernie Casey
Shelley Winters
Brenda Sykes
Antonio Fargas


Presented by Kung Fu Clubhouse!


Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson), an undercover agent for the US government, is charged with overseeing the destruction of a poppy field in Turkey. But drug lord Mommy (Shelley Winters) plots revenge in LA when she learns of this and orders a police officer in her employ to raid Jones's lover Reuben's (Bernie Casey) community home for recovering addicts. When Jones returns, Mommy is in her crosshairs as Cleopatra aims to take her entire operation down. With her special-armed 1973 Stingray, martial arts mastery, and government influence, she's all she needs to wipe out corruption where she sees it.


Part James Bond send-up and part action comedy with a focus on martial arts, CLEOPATRA JONES features Dobson in her best role with an unquestionable and unchallenged autonomy that goes beyond feminist arguments. Released as a response to SHAFT, CLEOPATRA JONES is a righteous good time at the movies.