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Black Gunn (1972)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller, Crime  |  15 March 1973 (Sweden)
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A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang ... See full summary »

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Gunn
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Capelli
Brenda Sykes ...
Judith
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Toni
Vida Blue ...
Sam Green
Stephen McNally ...
Laurento
Keefe Brasselle ...
Winman
Timothy Brown ...
Larry
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Rico
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Seth
Gary Conway ...
Adams
Chuck Daniel ...
Mel
Tommy Davis ...
Webb
Rick Ferrell ...
Jimpy
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Ray Kriley
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A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang syndicate hisbrother has attacked and robbed. Their involvements lead to a breathless race course chase, the destruction of a dopepusher and a violent waterfront climax. Written by Anonymous

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Jim Brown is Gunn and Gunning 'em down! See more »

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Not Enuff Paluzzi!!!
4 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On those occasions when I have told people that I am a big fan of Italian actress Lucianna Paluzzi, I've usually been greeted with blank stares. When I add that she is the redheaded bombshell S.P.E.C.T.R.E. agent seen spilling out of her negligee in the James Bond movie "Thunderball" (1965), and also appeared in the sci-fi shlock classick "The Green Slime" (1969), only then do I get nods of recognition. Well, Ms. Paluzzi's role in "Black Gunn" (1972) was my reason for renting this film, and although her part turns out to be a small one, the film did still prove to be a decent night's entertainment. Here, ex-Cleveland Browns fullback Jim Brown stars as Gunn, an L.A. nightclub owner whose brother steals some money (and, more important, some books) from the Mob, and is later killed as a result. This naturally sets big Jim on the ol' vengeance trail. Whereas Superfly had "a plan to stick it to the Man," you might say that Gunn has a job to stick it to the Mob! He soon runs afoul of a whole slew of nasties, including Martin Landau and Bruce Glover (so memorable as one of the gay assassins in another Bond movie, 1971's "Diamonds Are Forever"). This film is actually pretty standard blaxploitation fare, but is nevertheless well put together and well acted by all. Perhaps the film's single best element is an exciting, funky, kinetic score by one Tony Osborne; what a great soundtrack CD this film should have! On the down side, some of the action scenes (particularly a climactic shoot-out on the L.A. docks) are a bit hard to follow, with overly fast cutting and dark exteriors. If the film offers any message or moral, I suppose it would be that you don't want to get on Jim Brown's bad side. But you probably suspected as much already, right?


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