MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,278 this week

The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 132 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 11 critic

Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Related News

R.I.P. Mike Gray
| Deadline TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3622 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
 
a list of 597 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 30 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 20 Feb 2013
 
a list of 9999 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)

The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Murder of Fred Hampton.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A gritty but essential documentary charting social turbulence in late 1960's Chicago. American Revolution 2 includes footage of the 1968 Democratic Convention protest and riot, a critique ... See full summary »

Directors: Howard Alk, Mike Gray
Stars: Richard J. Daley, Charles Geary, Dick Gregory
Drama | Music | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Shôji Yasui, Tatsuya Mihashi
Malcolm X (1992)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam and his assassination.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo
On the Bowery (1956)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Bowery is a neighborhood in New York City populated largely by the down and out, and largely by transients. Those that can work generally can only find short term employment on a day to... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Rogosin
Stars: Ray Salyer, Gorman Hendricks, Frank Matthews
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The world after the nuclear apocalypse. Pale light lits the scenery of total destruction. The surviving humans vegetate in wet cellars under the nuclear winter. But somehow human spirit ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy
Stars: Rolan Bykov, Iosif Ryklin, Viktor Mikhaylov
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Rennie Davis ...
Himself (archive footage)
Fred Hampton ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edward Hanrahan ...
Himself (Illinois State's Attorney) (archive footage)
Don Matuson ...
Attorney in trial re-creation
Bobby Rush ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also documents his activities in organizing the Chapter, his public speeches, and the programs he founded for children during the last eighteen months of his life. Written by Harvard Film Archive / submitted by Max Schaefer <mms@pobox.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hampton  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Underground (1976) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Powerful examination of a man and a murder
15 June 2010 | by (US) – See all my reviews

A powerful last third makes up for the technical rawness (including some sections where it's hard to hear what's being said).

Hampton can be initially be tough to sympathize with, especially for an audience 40+ years later, as he preaches what sounds like a hopelessly naïve call for violent revolution. But the slowly growing evidence that the so-called 'shoot-out' in which he died was nothing less than the intentional murder murder of a charismatic black leader set up by the police is deeply chilling, and makes Hampton's call to take up arms in self-defense seem a little less unreasonable in retrospect.

An important reminder of a now all-but-forgotten time in our not so distant history.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I find this incredible piece of history? edub456
Copyright verticalstairstepping
Discuss The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?