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The Black Godfather (1974)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  15 August 1974 (USA)
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J.J., a rising star in the black crime scene, is in the process of consolidating his power over the neighborhood. One of the only remaining obstacles is the white heroin cartel that is ... See full summary »

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J. J.
Damu King ...
Don Chastain ...
Tony Burton
Diane Sommerfield ...
Yvonne
Jimmy Witherspoon ...
Nate
Duncan McLeod ...
Lt. Joe Sterling
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Sonny Spyder Brown
Anny Green ...
Honey
John Alderman ...
Cockroach
Betsee Finlee ...
Junkie (as Betsy Finley)
Ken Bell ...
Eddie
Cinque Attucks ...
Winston
Tom Scott ...
Newscaster
Ricardo Brown ...
Danny
Kathryn Jackson ...
Mrs. Brown
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J.J., a rising star in the black crime scene, is in the process of consolidating his power over the neighborhood. One of the only remaining obstacles is the white heroin cartel that is understandably reluctant to abandon such a lucrative market. Tensions rise between the two rivals, and people on both sides get killed. Eventually, the matter is destined to come to an explosive confrontation. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Le parrain noir de Harlem  »

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[first lines]
Tommy: [pointing to the house] Well, here it is. Let's rip it off.
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Nice try but no cigar!
20 August 2000 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

This movie pretty much follows the same path of many others of it's ilk. A socially conscious hero (Rod Perry) tries to uproot evil in the neighborhood (i.e. drugs) through violent tactics and (of course) runs up against corrupt cops and the mob who (of course) are far more nasty than they are competent. The film has little to distinguish it. Most of the action is at the early 1970s TV show level. On the plus side, Rod Perry does occasionally manage to rise above the material and the opening theme song is pretty cool.


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