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Uptight (1968)

M  -  Drama  -  28 December 1968 (USA)
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Black revolutionaries are betrayed by one of their own. Based on the 1935 classic, "The Informer."

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Raymond St. Jacques ...
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Laurie
Frank Silvera ...
Kyle
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Clarence
Julian Mayfield ...
Tank Williams
Janet MacLachlan ...
Jeannie
Max Julien ...
Johnny Wells
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Mama Wells
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Corbin
Michael Baseleon ...
Teddy
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ...
Rick
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Larry
Ketty Lester ...
Alma
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Street Speaker
Leon Bibb ...
Mr. Oakley
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Black revolutionaries are betrayed by one of their own. Based on the 1935 classic, "The Informer."

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A man on the run. A life at stake. A people about to explode.

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Producer/director Jules Dassin wanted to remake The Informer (1935) with an all-black cast, set in inner-city America. The original Liam O'Flaherty story was based on the Irish rebellion against the English in the early 1920s. Dassin felt it mirrored black-white relations in the US in the 1960s. See more »

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very good movie with serious political commentary
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I too saw this movie when it first came out. I was in college and involved in the student movement for more multi-cultural curriculum on campus. The movie was right on target and sensationally provocative at the time. At the end of the movie, just when you think there will be a political cop out in the story line, you're mistaken. The movie follows through on its no holds barred depiction of African American life in the USA at the time. It also depicts accurately how the 'black power' movement was resonating very powerfully in the countries urban ghettos. It is a terrific movie with a fabulous cast.A few years after seeing the movie I became very friendly with one of its stars, Raymond St. Jacques, he told me that "nobody could find a copy of the movie, not even Jules Dassin", it director. Many people felt that the movie industry and "gov't" had moved to squelch the showing of this film. It is curious that no one seems to be able to find a print of this film. Finally the sound track is amazing. Booker T of the MGs created just the right propulsive tension to capture the story's essence. I still listen to the sound track because the songs have such a great groove.


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