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Slaughter (1972)

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Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.

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Slaughter
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Ann
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Dominic Hoffo
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A.W. Price
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Harry
Marlene Clark ...
Kim
Robert Phillips ...
Frank
Marion Brash ...
Jenny
Norman Alfe ...
Mario Felice
Eddie Lo Russo ...
Little Al (as Eddie LoRusso)
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Eddie
Roger Cudney ...
Gio (as Roger C. Cudney)
Lance Winston ...
Intern
Juan José Laboriel ...
Uncle (as Juan Jose Laboriel)
Francisca López de Laboriel ...
Aunt (as Francisca Lopes De Laboriel)
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Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.

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12 September 1974 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Kill Julian Drake  »

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Goofs

After Slaughter runs Hoffo's car off the road, Hoffo's face is covered with blood. When Slaughter shoots the gas tank, and the car is surrounded by fire, Hoffo's face can be seen to have only a little bit of blood on it. See more »

Quotes

Harry: You're really far out, you know that? I mean we go out to that house and let them know we are lookin' to get killed, and all of a sudden your sittin' on top of the world like your King Shit! Man, you're weird Slaughter, I mean goddammit, you're just weird!
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Theme from Slaughter
Written and performed by Billy Preston
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Sub-par early entry into the Blaxploitation cannon
26 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Blaxploitation copped a lot of grief. White people called it subversive, a lot of black folks considered it self-abusive. Those who loved it, and still do, took it on its own terms, as simple, trashy fun.

Sadly, it's fun that is sorely missing from this lame Jim Brown vehicle. Brown plays the titular ex-Marine and all-round bad-ass whose father is murdered by some Latin American gangsters. Whatever Slaughter actually does for a living is obviously not so important that he can't drop it in a heartbeat to and work for some CIA-esque law agency who are trying to shut the gangsters down. With all the money and equipment they have at their disposal, they haven't been able to do this, so they recruit Slaughter to do it for them because... well, presumably, for some reason, they think he can. Sound silly? It is.

Unlike many of the lighter Blaxploitation films, there are no winks to the audience here. No, the film-makers seem to actually want us to take them seriously. This is the film's downfall.

Jim Brown is charismatic enough, though he's no Richard Roundtree or Fred Williamson. Stella Stevens genuinely shines as his "love" interest and a young Rip Torn is positively loony (and totally out-of-place) as the goon-turned-boss out to get Slaughter. The rest is padding. The action sequences are barely worth watching and the script is not a patch on the films it clearly tries to emulate.

All things considered, Slaughter is really one for die-hard Blaxploitation fans and/or completists. All others proceed with caution.


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