It's the classic idea of one last score and then out of the game but done Blaxploitation style as Superfly's realisation that either the big house or the grave awaits him triggers his efforts to get out while he's ahead. Anyone who's ever tried to retire from the mob will know how easy the rest of the film is. Effortless cool and right below.
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