MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,994 this week

Melinda (1972)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  19 May 1973 (Japan)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 65 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 5 critic

A slick, smooth-talking, womanizing young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, though, when she is found dead in his apartment. It ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 56 titles
created 25 Dec 2011
 
a list of 125 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 23 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 163 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Melinda" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Melinda (1972)

Melinda (1972) on IMDb 7.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Melinda.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hammer (1972)
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A dock worker becomes a prizefighter, but gets mixed up with a crooked manager. A sympathetic L.A. detective tries to set him straight, but he won't listen. His manager, who is also a drug ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce D. Clark
Stars: Fred Williamson, Bernie Hamilton, Vonetta McGee
Black Gunn (1972)
Action | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Jim Brown, Martin Landau, Brenda Sykes
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Rugged trail boss and reformed criminal Pike promises his honest wealthy employer Morgan that he will venture across the dessert to deliver $86,000 dollars in payroll money to a ranch in ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Fred Williamson
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy.

Director: Fred Williamson
Stars: Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Jim Kelly
TNT Jackson (1974)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Jeannie Bell, Stan Shaw, Pat Anderson
Black Samson (1974)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Noble nightclub owner Samson does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. When vicious mobster Johnny Nappa tries to muscle in on Samson's territory, Samson takes a brave stand against Nappa and his flunkies.

Director: Charles Bail
Stars: Rockne Tarkington, William Smith, Connie Strickland
Detroit 9000 (1973)
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Hari Rhodes, Alex Rocco, Vonetta McGee
Afro Ninja (Video 2009)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Mark Hicks
Stars: James Black, D.T. Carney, Marla Gibbs
The Choirboys (1977)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Charles Durning, Louis Gossett Jr., Perry King
Mr. No Legs (1979)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Ricou Browning
Stars: Richard Jaeckel, Ron Slinker, Lloyd Bochner
Ultimatum (1994)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Eddie Garcia, Dina Bonnevie, Vernon Wells
Stranglehold (1994)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Deep inside the nation's top chemical weapons facility, a brilliant terrorist takes a Congresswoman hostage. The Navy can't stop him. The Air Force can't reach him. The Coast Guard can't ... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Jerry Trimble, Jillian McWhirter, Vernon Wells
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Frankie J. Parker
Rosalind Cash ...
Terry Davis
...
Melinda
Paul Stevens ...
Mitch
Rockne Tarkington ...
Tank
...
Gregg Van
Renny Roker ...
Dennis Smith
...
Gloria
...
Charles Atkins
Jan Tice ...
Marcia
Lonne Elder III ...
Lt. Daniels (as Lonne Elder)
Ed Cambridge ...
Detective (as Edmund Cambridge)
...
Young Man
Joe Hooker ...
Rome's Servant
Allen Pinson ...
Rome
Edit

Storyline

A slick, smooth-talking, womanizing young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, though, when she is found dead in his apartment. It turns out that she was killed by the local mob, which is trying to frame him for the crime. With the police after him, he calls on some of his old acquaintances to help clear his name and avenge the woman's death. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

YOUR kind of black film See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 May 1973 (Japan)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Martin: All the Players Came (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is
Sung by Jerry Butler
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Melinda
22 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

of all the blaxplotation films in the 70's, Melinda ranks on my list with Shaft, Superfly, Trouble Man, Cotton comes to Harlem, and such like. i had'nt seen it since 1974 maybe, and have been looking for it for more than 30 years. finally, i found it in San Francisco. the DVD was a good print although you knew it was as old as it is/was. Calvin Lockhart was brilliant as the narcissistic Frankie J Parker, and Rosiland Cash's role of Terry, displayed the strength and resolve of a strong Black woman of the time. violent and dark, with a hint of mystery and overloaded with the rage of revenge, Melinda was a thriller. as i watched again, for the first time, the lines all came back and i can remember how many of Lockhart's lines, i began using. incredible how influential movies can be to a 20year old African-American in the 70's.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
melinda lxjhnsn
Discuss Melinda (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?