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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
D'Urville Martin ...
Billy Joe Ashley
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Rene Freeman (as Celia Kaye)
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Imir
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Mr. Freeman
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Mrs. Johnson
Ed Cambridge ...
Dr. Smalls
Billy Durkin ...
Michael Freeman
Morris D. Erby ...
Mr. Johnson
Pamela Jones ...
Luanna
Cal Wilson
John Johnson
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Rhonda Brown
Clifford Choice
Marlene Czernin
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Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.

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The Final Comedown
Written by Wade Marcus and Grant Green
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Interesting time capsule
19 August 2000 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

This is a serious film about black revolutionaries and not really an action film. Billy Dee plays a young man fed up with racism who decides to take things into his own hands. It's fairly gritty and realistic without exploiting the characters but still it's not that interesting either and Billy Dee's character, though maltreated by white authority figures, doesn't really come off as sympathetic. It's also hurt by it's extremely low budget. Still, it's interesting to look at as it's a good depicttion of 1970s social issues.


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