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

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Samson  »

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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: Blu-ray Edition (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Samson
Words and Music by Allen Toussaint
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Well worth a look for 70s blaxploitation fans
21 November 2000 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

The groovy threads, jive talk and funky music are all present but Tarkington just doesn't have the presence of a Jim Brown or Fred Williamson. Dependable bad-guy William Smith performs with his usual gusto though. The supporting cast of 70s exploitation actresses like Carol Speed and Connie Strickland will add enjoyment for fans of 70s drive-in/grindhouse cinema.


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