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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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Lamont
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Ring
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Garrity
Linda Scruggs ...
Stacy
Bruce Kornbluth ...
Buddy
Anthony Charnota ...
Sal
Fred Burrell ...
Teacher
Lynda Wescott ...
Hattie
Val Pringle ...
Wardell
Buck Buchanan ...
Mark S. Johnson
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George
Molly McGreevy ...
Salesgirl
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Purcell
Joella Deffenbaugh ...
Brenda
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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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Gritty, atmospheric look at a bad cop
18 February 2017 | by (Chicora, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Michael Moriarty shines in this gritty, low-budget drama about Herbert G. Rucker, a popular, but egoistical cop who shoots and kills a black purse snatcher in cold blood and an ambitious college film student (Eric Laneuville) witnesses and films it from his bedroom window. He decides to record his every day life to see what kind of unlawful human being he really is. The more his crime is exposed, the more unstable and paranoid he gets.

The supporting cast also has good chemistry in the film: Earl Hindman (Wilson from Home Improvement) as Rucker's laid-back detective pal Garrity, Anthony Charnota as vicious pool shark Sal and Paul Sorvino in a small part as the lawyer who helps the young man into exposing Rucker.

No DVD or Blu-Ray release as of yet, but a good quality print is available from the Thorn EMI label.


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