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Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue (1974)

R | | Crime, Drama | August 1974 (USA)
A young black student accidentally films a crooked cop committing a murder. He then follows the cop around, filming more of his illegal activities.

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Herbert G. Rucker
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George
Molly McGreevy ...
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Purcell
Joella Deffenbaugh ...
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A young black student accidentally films a crooked cop committing a murder. He then follows the cop around, filming more of his illegal activities.

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A Blaxploitation film that Saw the Future
14 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a rare and interesting film and sadly rarely seen. It has a great cast - Moriarty and Sorvino, and a great retro blaxploitation look. The script is highly literate as well. The story centers on a white cop who kills a black mugger in cold blood. He doesn't realize that the entire episode was filmed by a black film student. The student takes the opportunity to torment the cop - and indeed follows the cop and makes a documentary about him documenting his empty life.

The filming of the shooting recalls the Rodney King incident, where a videographer filmed cops beating a black motorist. The black filmmaker reminds you a lot of Spike Lee. This film, like "Do the right thing" ends with blacks rising up in revenge - anticipating the reaction of blacks in the wake of the Rodney King trial.

An interesting time capsule of the late 70's, and still very timely.

PETRUK


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