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Together Brothers (1974)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  7 August 1974 (USA)
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A group of ghetto kids try to find out who killed a popular police officer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ahmad Nurradin ...
H. J.
Anthony Wilson ...
Nelson Sims ...
A. P.
Kenneth Bell ...
Mau Mau
Owen Pace ...
Kim Dorsey ...
Gri Gri
Ed Bernard ...
Mr. Kool
Billy Most
Dr. Johnson
Strokes McGee
Frances E. Williams ...
Mama Wes
Craig Campfield ...
Bessie Griffin ...
Rev. Brown
Lynne Holmes ...


When a five year old inner city kid witnesses the murder of a kind police officer, he is struck mute. However, his older brother and his gang refuse to let the murder of their friend and mentor go unsolved and they decide to band together and crack the case. Written by Ryan M. Burgos

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A good black cop is dead. A crazy killer's on the loose. One little boy saw it all. Save that boy. Stay alive. Stay together. TOGETHER BROTHERS.


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7 August 1974 (USA)  »

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Some scenes featured the Gus Allen Hotel located off 2800 Seawall Boulevard - the building no longer exists as of 2013. The city block where the Gus Allen Hotel (along with the Jambalaya Restaurant and the Manhattan Club) was the only area where African American beach activities took place during the segregation era. The Manhattan Club property was sold to The Southland Corporation (now 7-Eleven Inc.) and a section of the block is now a parking lot for a Country Inn and Suites hotel. See more »


The building exterior of the Galveston Police Department's Central Headquarters where H.J. and Vega jump is totally different from the one seen where both men are hiding where the police cruisers disperse. The unknown exterior where both men jump could be either the Galveston County Courthouse complex located at Ball/19th Street or the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston main campus. See more »


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Dated, but underappreciated film
8 March 2003 | by (Arlington, VA.) – See all my reviews

A gritty, sympathetic but unsentimental portrayal of ghetto life, this film was very much a product of its time, and though some of its attributes would be considered blatantly non-PC today, it's still worth a look if you can find it.

The plot is simple: when the uniformed officer who mentors a group of urban teens is found brutally murdered, the "brothers" band together to find the killer (hence the title.) The plot twist: the younger brother of one of the group saw the murder, and was almost dispatched by the killer himself. Traumatized by the incident, the boy is mute for nearly the entire movie, adding to the suspense as the killer stalks him, and closes in to silence him for good, if possible.

Comprised of a cast of unknown non-actors, TOGETHER BROTHERS has very much a documentary feel to it, highlighted by actor Lincoln Kilpatrick, in one of the bravest performances he had ever given in his career (offsetting the OTT ham-and-cheesiness of his role opposite Anthony Zerbe in THE OMEGA MAN.)

Adding to the atmosphere is the only score ever composed for a film by Barry White, which may seem overwrought and "blaxploitation-ish" out of context, but underscores the movie's dark visuals with stunning effectiveness.

A Seventies gem that I hope will someday be made available on DVD, if it's not too late.

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