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Black Samson (1974)

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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(story) (as Daniel B. Cady), (screenplay) (as Alfred Salimar)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rockne Tarkington ...
Samson
...
Johnny Nappa
Connie Strickland ...
Tina
...
Leslie
Michael Payne ...
Arthur
Joe Tornatore ...
Harry
Titos Vandis ...
Joseph Nappa
Napoleon Whiting ...
Old Henry
...
Michael Briggs
Fred Scheiwiller ...
Charlie Frisco
Ernest Robinson ...
Ragamuffin
...
Milo
Ken Bell ...
C.T
Junero Jennings ...
Shine (as Jennero Jennings)
Marvin Walters ...
Junkie
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Storyline

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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Every Brother's Friend. Every Mother's Enemy. See more »

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Action | Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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14 August 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Samson  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Samson
Words and Music by Allen Toussaint
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Who's the man??? Black Samson!!!
24 February 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If you are into unintentional comedy, classic one liners or a ridiculous plot then this movie is for you. This along with Dolomite should be in the Blackploitation hall of fame!! Rockne Tarkington's performance is electric as the staff wielding, lion owning barowner Samson. He truly is the man. Add to to this William Smith's over the top Johnny Napa, Samson's hysterical hoochie mama and one badass mortician and you have the makings of an epic battle. The stakes?? Control of the ghetto!!. The tension builds until a final conflict replete with matresses being thrown off a roof, ultimately settles the score! A true period piece if there ever was one. Thumbs up! Way up!!


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