Black Eye (1974)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime  |  25 August 1979 (Portugal)
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Private detective investigated a series of murders connected with a drug ring in Venice, California.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miss Francis
Floy Dean ...
Diane Davis
Cyril Delevanti ...
Richard X. Slattery ...
Larry D. Mann ...
Avery (as Larry Mann)
Bret Morrison ...
Chess (as Frank Stell)
Nancy Fisher ...
Teddy Wilson ...
Eugene Elman ...
Siegal (as Gene Elman)
Wayne Sutherland ...
Jim Malinda ...


Fred Williamson stars as Stone, a Los Angeles-area private eye. After a movie star's funeral, the star's signature walking cane disappears. Stone discovers that the cane is somehow connected to a string of murders. Stone's investigation takes him onto a porn movie set and into a religious cult. A major subplot involves Stone's intermittent relationship with a young bisexual woman, and the tension therein. Written by Ken Miller <>

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Whenever the cane turns up, someone turns up dead. Black Eye knows why.


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Release Date:

25 August 1979 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Con tanti cari... cadaveri detective Stone  »

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1.85 : 1
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How does this count as a blaxploitation movie?
9 May 2014 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I've read a lot about how Fred Williamson was one of the primary blaxploitation stars back in the '70s. His sideburns give him an extra cool look. He also appeared in "The Inglorious Bastards" (whose title Quentin Tarantino famously borrowed) and "From Dusk Til Dawn". "Black Eye" doesn't really come across as a blaxploitation flick. It's got some of the things generally associated with the genre, but it's too low-key to authentically belong in the same category as "Shaft" and "Superfly". Maybe it's just in the wrong hands: director Jack Arnold notably directed movies like "The Incredible Shrinking Man". It's not a bad movie but I don't think it correct to call it blaxploitation.

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