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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Herbert G. Rucker
Eric Laneuville ...
Linda Scruggs ...
Bruce Kornbluth ...
Anthony Charnota ...
Fred Burrell ...
Lynda Wescott ...
Val Pringle ...
Buck Buchanan ...
Mark S. Johnson
Molly McGreevy ...
Joella Deffenbaugh ...


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.


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