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Black Samson (1974)

 -  Action | Drama  -  14 August 1974 (USA)
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Noble nightclub owner Samson does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. When vicious mobster Johnny Nappa tries to muscle in on Samson's territory, Samson takes a brave stand against Nappa and his flunkies.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rockne Tarkington ...
Samson
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Johnny Nappa
Connie Strickland ...
Tina
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Leslie
Michael Payne ...
Arthur
Joe Tornatore ...
Harry
Titos Vandis ...
Joseph Nappa
Napoleon Whiting ...
Old Henry
John Alderman ...
Michael Briggs
Fred Scheiwiller ...
Charlie Frisco
Ernest Robinson ...
Ragamuffin
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Milo
Ken Bell ...
C.T
Junero Jennings ...
Shine (as Jennero Jennings)
Marvin Walters ...
Junkie
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Noble nightclub owner Samson does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. When vicious mobster Johnny Nappa tries to muscle in on Samson's territory, Samson takes a brave stand against Nappa and his flunkies.

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One brother's war against the Man. See more »

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Action | Drama

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14 August 1974 (USA)  »

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Samson  »

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Much of inner-city backgrounds contain graffiti. It's fun to press pause and read it. It's not very authentic and appears to be painted by stage hands to poke fun at each other. Graffiti like "Paul Eats S---" and other messages are amusing. See more »

Quotes

[In Samson's Bar. Nappa's man are making trouble. Samson gets angry]
Samson: Just keep your people out of here!
Johnny Nappa: But you have a bar. You have a licence. You have to serve anybody who comes in here, don't you?
Samson: [smiles] Yeah, but this is a lousy bar with a lousy service!
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Featured in 42nd Street Forever: Blu-ray Edition (2012) See more »

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Black Samson
Words and Music by Allen Toussaint
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A GREAT LITTLE GEM!
12 May 2002 | by (OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON) – See all my reviews

Ok so this flick isn't Walking Tall, heck it even isn't Black Belt Jones. But what it is it's entertaining not to mention hysterical. Rockne Tarkington in the title role although convincing is to stiff and stoic, where Fred Williamson would have torn this part up and had fun with it. The hot and sexy Carol Speed as Samson's love interest is always a pleasure to look at. And the main reason to see this flick is the great and awesome William Smith as the evil Johnny Nappa. Anytime Smith is on screen he raises the stakes. The ending although it still works is kind of lame and is a shame considering wasting William Smith's talents, it makes you wish ole Fred Williamson was there to goose it up for Smith.


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