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A multi-layered satire of race relations in America. Live-action sequences of a prison break bracket the animated story of Brother Rabbit, Brother Bear, and Preacher Fox, who rise to the ... See full summary »

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Barry White ...
Sampson / Brother Bear
Charles Gordone ...
Preacherman / Preacher Fox
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Pappy / Old Man Bone (as Scat Man Crothers)
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Randy / Brother Rabbit (as Philip Thomas)
Danny Rees ...
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Buddy Douglas ...
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Jim Moore ...
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A multi-layered satire of race relations in America. Live-action sequences of a prison break bracket the animated story of Brother Rabbit, Brother Bear, and Preacher Fox, who rise to the top of the crime ranks in Harlem by going up against a con-man, a racist cop, and the Mafia. Written by Alan Smithee, Sr.

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WARNING: "This film offends everybody!" See more »

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20 August 1975 (USA)  »

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Bustin' Out  »

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The film was subject to numerous protests by the Congress of Racial Equality led by Al Sharpton. After the group disrupted the premiere screening, Ben Gage was hired to re-record some of Barry White's voice track, in order to remove "racist references and vulgarity". See more »

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[first lines]
Man in Blue: Fuck you.
Man in Yellow: Alright, I'm gonna give some example: I heard that 350 white folks committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. And out of the 350, there was two that was niggers.
Man in Blue: And one of them was pushed.
Man in Yellow: [laughs]
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Edited from The Birth of a Nation (1915) See more »

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Baby Needs A New Pair Of Shoes
Written by Charlie Brown
recorded on Polydor Records by Charlie Brown
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Not for everybody, but I consider it one of Bakshi's better films
3 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had heard much about Coonskin, mostly good, though I do know a fair few who were offended by it. Seeing this film, I can see why Coonskin won't appeal to all, due to its very gritty subject matter(racism) and the fact it is stereotypical. However, I loved this movie surprisingly and consider it one of Bakshi's better films alongside American Pop and Heavy Traffic. The visuals are wonderful, the blend of animation and live action is very clever, and some of the images are brutal but often fascinating. The music is equally great, especially the opening title sequence. The satire really does bite and hit you hard, while the story is rich and multi-layered with lots of insight(correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think Bakshi has done anything as ambitious as Coonskin before). The voice acting adds a lot, in particular from Scatman Brothers and the resonant, deep voice of Barry White. All in all, Coonskin is not for all tastes, but I loved it, and appreciate it for its biting satire and its take on a very gritty and perhaps controversial subject. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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