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The Final Comedown (1972)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | April 1972 (USA)
Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.




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Credited cast:
Johnny Johnson
D'Urville Martin ...
Billy Joe Ashley
Rene Freeman (as Celia Kaye)
Mr. Freeman
Mrs. Johnson
Ed Cambridge ...
Dr. Smalls
Billy Durkin ...
Michael Freeman
Morris D. Erby ...
Mr. Johnson
Pamela Jones ...
Cal Wilson
John Johnson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rhonda Brown
Clifford Choice
Marlene Czernin


Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.

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April 1972 (USA)  »

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The Final Comedown
Written by Wade Marcus and Grant Green
Performed by Grant Green
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Lando beats on those whiteys!
28 September 2011 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

"The Final Comedown" is pretty much what you'd expect, if you don't expect too much. A bunch of black rebels wanna not just stick it to the man (whitey) but kill him as well! The leader is Johnny, played by suave Billy Dee Williams. It's an early 70's street-level and uneven blaxploitation flick.

As another reviewer pointed out, it really doesn't seem like Billy Dee has it so bad. Then why is he angry? He's good looking, gets chicks easily, party hops, but still hates whitey VERY intensely. However, he doesn't hate whitey enough not to sleep with his very sexy white girlfriend! But Lando just can't forget about hatin' whitey even for a minute, even in bed with his white girl, and she gets fed up with his anger and leaves him. (No worries, he hooks up with a very pretty black girl soon after.) His dad, and even his mom, are fed up with all his hate whitey talk as well. And Lando also seems to also have many white friends! They even help him plot against their own kind, and help him when he gets hurt!

"The Final Comedown" itself comes down finally, and it's pretty violent and wild. There's one lengthy sequence near the end which is just nothing but shootings - no talking, no nothing, except killing people, for minutes straight without any interruption, which is actually a pretty decent sequence of film making and editing. There's a bunch of familiar early 70's faces around.

The movie is a little confused at points, but all in all it definitely makes for an interesting bit of one-time viewing.

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