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Two Phildelphia con men try to evade gangsters they have conned and cops who are trying to put them in jail.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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White Folks
Mel Stewart ...
Blue Howard
Dallas Edward Hayes ...
Dot Murray
Beverly Ballard ...
Susan
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Cleo Howard
Donald Symington ...
Morrison
Don Fellows ...
Phillips
Thomas Anderson ...
Felix the Fixer (as Tom Anderson)
Clebert Ford ...
Josephus
Fuddle Bagley ...
Percy
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Melvin the Pimp
Tony Mazzadra ...
Nino Parelli
David Thomas ...
Frascatti
Jim King ...
Duke
Anthony Charnota ...
Bobby
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Two Phildelphia con men try to evade gangsters they have conned and cops who are trying to put them in jail.

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Shake hands with "Folks" and "Blue." And then count your fingers! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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16 November 1973 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

The Double Con  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Kiel Martin did all of his own running in the foot chase sequence. See more »

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When Blue looks out the window & sees the cop walking into the building, it's still daylight. When the camera moves to street level with the cop, it's suddenly nighttime. See more »

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Not really a blaxploitation film
28 July 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While this movie is set mostly in the Black neighborhoods of Philadelphia, many of the Whites are quite prejudiced and many of the actors are Black, this really isn't a blaxploitation film--though Netflix has categorized it that way on its web site. Instead, it's like a more modern version of THE STING with a multiracial cast.

Mel Stewart ("Henry Jefferson" from ALL IN THE FAMILY) and Kiel Martin star as con-men who swindle the wrong man. The old guy they cheat out of $10,000 suffers a fatal heart attack when he realizes he was swindled AND he's the uncle of a mob boss--who now has ordered the deaths of these cons. However, unlike THE STING, there is some rough language, nudity and a very, very downbeat ending. I enjoyed the film and appreciated seeing these two lesser name actors getting a chance to play leads, but hate seeing it branded with the label "blaxploitation" because many take this to mean that the film is cheap and formulaic--which it certainly isn't. Hardly a great film, it is still well worth a look for an interesting story.


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