Release dateJune 30, 1976 WriterLeonard Michaels, Jan Weber CastJohnnie Hill (Velvet Smooth), Owen Watson (Velvet's Boyfriend), Elsie Roman (Velvet's Girl Friend), René Van Clief (Velvet's Girl Friend), Emerson Boozer, James Durrah ScreenplayLeonard Michaels, Jan Weber ProducersMichael Fink, Joel Schild, Marvin Schild Similar moviesTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kung Fu Panda, A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Godfather, Blackhat, Batman Begins
TaglineTall, Lean and Mean!
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Velvet Smooth is a 1976 American blaxploitation film about a crime lord who hires a female private detective to find out who's stealing his business.
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Somebody's running a takeover on crime lord King Lathrop's (Owen Watson) operation using bogarts in Hannibal Lector lookin’-like masks. Clueless, King Lathrop calls private detective Velvet Smooth (Johnnie Hill) for help. With the help of her friends Ria (Elsie Roman), a lawyer, and Frankie (René Van Clief), she infiltrates the criminal underworld to investigate.
Velvet finds this may be an inside job led by King Lathrop's man Calvin (James Durrah). When Velvet reports this to Lathrop, he denies it at first but the problems come closer to Calvin. Hurt by it all, Lathrop fires Calvin. Although Lathrop thinks Calvin masterminded the take-over on his own, Velvet remains unconvinced and seeks further to find out who was the man behind the man.