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Black Eye (1974)

Private detective investigated a series of murders connected with a drug ring in Venice, California.

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Shep Stone
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Miss Francis
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Cynthia
Floy Dean ...
Diane Davis
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Dole
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Talbot
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Lt. Bill Bowen
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Reverend Avery (as Larry Mann)
Bret Morrison ...
Max Majors
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Chess (as Frank Stell)
Nancy Fisher ...
Vera Brownmiller
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Lindy
Eugene Elman ...
Siegal (as Gene Elman)
Wayne Sutherland ...
Worm
Jim Malinda ...
Pusher
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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 <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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The name of the game is the cane of pain. See more »

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Action | Crime

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25 August 1979 (Portugal)  »

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Con tanti cari... cadaveri detective Stone  »

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Theatrical film debut of Belinda Balaski. See more »

Quotes

Dole: California... huh... you're all freaks here.
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Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 3 (1996) See more »

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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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