A black high school student is caught dating a white girl by the girl's brother. He and his biker gang beat the boy to death. The boy's brother, who is a member of a black biker gang, hears... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as George Theakos), (original story)
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

General Ahmed has started an inner-city People's Army to try and relieve the misery of the citizens of Watts. When the locals are put under increasing pressure by Mafia thugs, Ahmed's ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Frost
Stars: Rod Perry, Charles Robinson, Phil Hoover
Blacula (1972)
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

Director: William Crain
Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas
Detroit 9000 (1973)
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Alex Rocco, Hari Rhodes, Vonetta McGee
Prime Cut (1972)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: John Evans
Stars: Rod Perry, Damu King, Don Chastain
Action | Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

The "Satans" are a very cruel biker gang led by Anchor. The gang goes to a diner in the middle of nowhere in the California desert where they begin to terrorize Lew and his patrons and his ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: Russ Tamblyn, Scott Brady, John 'Bud' Cardos
Motorpsycho! (1965)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three bad boy motorcyclists get kicks raping other people's women and generally being a nuisance. When they rape a veterinarian's wife, he takes exception and pursues them, teaming up with ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Meyer
Stars: Haji, Alex Rocco, Steve Oliver
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A gangster in Harlem must rescue his ex-wife, who has been kidnapped by the Mafia.

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Fred Williamson, Julius Harris, Gloria Hendry
Lady Cocoa (1975)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Foxy Lady Cocoa is out to take down her mobster boyfriend.

Director: Matt Cimber
Stars: Lola Falana, Gene Washington, Alex Dreier
Dragon Flies (1975)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.

Directors: Brian Trenchard-Smith, Yu Wang
Stars: Yu Wang, George Lazenby, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Hundra (1983)
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Born in a tribe of fierce warrior women, Hundra has been raised to despise the influence of men. An archer, fighter and sword fighter, Hundra is superior to any male. Hundra finds her ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Cimber
Stars: Laurene Landon, Cihangir Gaffari, María Casal
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Motorcycle mechanic C.C. Ryder joins "The Heads," an outlaw biker gang. Fellow gang members menace fashion journalist Ann when her limo breaks down in the desert, but C.C. comes to her ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie
Stars: Joe Namath, Ann-Margret, William Smith
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Howard ...
Eddie Daniels
Cindy Daly ...
Jenny King (as Cynthia Daly)
Mikel Angel ...
Snake
John Isenbarger ...
Moose King
Gene Washington ...
Bubba Daniels
Carl Eller ...
Jr. Bro Williams
Lem Barney ...
Frenchy LaBoise
Mercury Morris ...
Bookie Garrett
Willie Lanier ...
Tommy Bunka
Joe Greene ...
Kevin Washington
Garnett Higgens ...
Mrs. Perkins
Bill King ...
Postman
Marilyn McArthurs ...
Flora
Doug Carroll ...
Jeff
Jefferson Richard ...
Strawhat (as Jef Richard)
Edit

Storyline

A black high school student is caught dating a white girl by the girl's brother. He and his biker gang beat the boy to death. The boy's brother, who is a member of a black biker gang, hears about it and comes to town to avenge his brother's death. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

See the 6 biggest, baddest and best waste 150 motorcycle dudes! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 August 1974 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

The Black Six  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[repeated Line]
Kevin Washington: Peace and Love, brother, Peace and Love.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Each of the six NFL actors is credited with his team, such as Starring GENE WASHINGTON San Francisco 49ers and CARL ELLER Minnesota Vikings See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Magnificent Seven (Minus One)
27 March 2008 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Akira Kurosawa engaged SEVEN mighty samurai for his cinematic landmark and Yul Brunner led a bunch of SEVEN notorious gunslingers, but when you're dealing with tough black guys on motorcycles, I guess you can afford yourself to go with one less. "The Black Six" suffers under the incredibly low rating of barely 2.2 out of ten around this website; which I personally find exaggeratedly harsh. Such a low rating would be justified if – and only if – a film exclusively relied on impeccable storytelling and stylishness, but it doesn't. Matt Cimber's film is definitely entitled to a couple of extra points for ingenuity, clever marketing ideas and a whole lot of spirited input from cast and crew. As briefly indicated above already, the plot is more than a little similar to "Seven Samurai" and "The Magnificent Seven", and a rudimentary concept like that is guaranteed to score. And there's more, too. Matt Cimber alertly cashes in on not one, not two, but no less than three of the most popular exploitation topics of that period: blacks, revenge and bikers! Okay, admittedly, the production itself is a bit shabby and amateurishly inept. Particularly the pacing is wildly uneven and the script randomly leaps from one main subject onto another! There are numerous other obvious defaults, but they are merely forgivable or even delightfully cheesy ones, like stereotypical character drawings, hammy acting, obligatory love & peace speeches and abruptly edited sequences. "The Black Six" opens with the romantic tableau of a black boy and a white girl falling in love on a football field. But the girl's mean brother and his gang of bikers show up and beat the kid to death with chains. Then for the next half hour, the film extendedly introduces and follows the titular 6-headed gang of black bikers. They're Vietnam buddies who're done fighting and spend their remaining days cruising through the countryside, making regular stops to either help people who don't pay attention to skin color or teach the ones that do a valuable lesson. The plot patiently takes its time to reveal that the black kid murdering during the opening scene is actually one the six' younger brother. They all return to Bubba's hometown together and face a very important decision. Overlook the white biker gang's vile act of murder and continue to live by their principals of love and peace, or … get some revenge! Well … would you have guessed the answer if you hadn't already seen the tagline? The first half hour of "The Black Six" is terrific, with the six philosophizing in an old lady's yard and wrecking an all-white truckers' bar, but the story gets incomprehensibly dull when they return to Bubba's hometown. He alone goes out looking for his former girlfriend and asking around about the murder (of course, nobody knows anything), but it's incredibly tedious and clichéd. The climax is great amusement again, though mainly for the wrong reasons. The big and relentless showdown between the six and a nearly countless number of white Viking-bikers is a highlight of pure camp. For some reason, Matt Cimber thought it would be a great (and much cheaper) idea to hire football players for the main roles. This is another very ingenious detail and I definitely appreciate it, especially since one of them – Carl Eller, the toughest of them all - looks a lot like Samuel L. Jackson and act like him, too. The opening theme is terrific and the continuously reoccurring tunes, albeit too gratuitously borrowed from "Shaft" is quite catchy. Pretty bad, maybe … but most certainly a whole lot of cheesy fun, with the exception of the dire middle-section.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If you were to remake with current NFL players HockeyFan86
Soundtrack JonnyTanna
Discuss The Black 6 (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?