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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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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
28 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was first released with my girlfriend (later, my wife). I would love to see it again but it seems to have disappeared. Not only can't I find a copy of this movie, I can't find anyone else who has seen it. If I did not have the sound track, I would start questioning if I saw it or not.

It was not a "great" movie but much better than many of the Black subject movies made at that time. I also saw the "Informer" from which this was taken but I prefer "Up Tight". I hope someone re-releases this movie. A generation has passed without anyone knowing that several "large", named stars acted in this largely unknown movie.


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