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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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Johnny Johnson
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Billy Joe Ashley
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Imir
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Mrs. Johnson
Ed Cambridge ...
Dr. Smalls
Billy Durkin ...
Michael Freeman
Morris D. Erby ...
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Luanna
Cal Wilson
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Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.

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Heavy-handed....no, scratch that....elephant-handed drama
20 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

"The Final Comedown" wants to "say something" about racism and inner-city violence; unfortunately, the message is invalidated by the nonsensical script, the amateurish production, and the heavy-handed polemics. How heavy-handed, you ask? To give you just one example, a black doctor comes out of his hiding place, unarmed, with his hands up in the air, ready to surrender to the police: one of the (all-white) cops says "Don't shoot him, he's a doctor", to which another cop replies: "So what? He's still a n****r", and proceeds to shoot him in cold blood. The cops are portrayed as ignorant, racist killers, even though at the end there are just as many dead people among them as there are among the black people who staged the riot. And this whole event was meant somehow to "sensitize" the white folks to the demeaning treatment of the black folks, when in fact something like this can only breed more hate and violence on both sides. Pamela Jones, as Williams' girlfriend, briefly lights up the screen with her smile and body, particularly in a tender sex scene, and elevates the rating of this movie from 1 to 2 out of 10.


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