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Melinda (1972)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  19 May 1973 (Japan)
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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 »

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

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Jim Kelly's first screen appearance. Rockne Tarkington who plays Tank, was originally cast to play Williams in "Enter The Dragon ",however the part ultimately went to Jim Kelly and jump started his career. See more »

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Not The Usual Blackploitation Flick
23 July 2001 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

A smooth DJ falls for a woman he's just met. When he finds her dead a short time later, he discovers that she had been killed because of her ties to organized crime. The DJ decides to avenge her death, receiving the help of a woman (the late, great Rosalind Cash) whom he had scorned. This film doesn't exactly follow the bullets and blood formula of many other Blackploitation action films. It does a little better on characterization, especially of the DJ and his scorned gal pal. However, it doesn't get as deep as it promises to be.


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