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Mandingo (1975)

 -  Action | Romance  -  25 July 1975 (USA)
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A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.

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Storyline

Slave owner Warren Maxwell insists that his son, Hammond, who is busy bedding the slaves he buys, marry a white woman and father him a son. While in New Orleans, he picks up a wife, Blanche, a "bed wench," Ellen, and a Mandingo slave, Mede, whom he trains to be a bare-knuckle fighting champion. Angered that Hammond is spending too much time with his slaves, Blanche beds down Mede. Written by Allen Smithee

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Expect The Savage. The Sensual. The Shocking. The Sad. The Powerful. The Shameful. Expect The Truth.

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Action | Romance

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25 July 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mandingo - O Fruto da Vingança  »

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Trivia

Richard Fleischer repeatedly turned down Dino De Laurentiis' overtures to direct the film. He ultimately relented when he realized that the best way to make the film was to shoot it straight and tell the story as truthfully as he could. See more »

Goofs

In the movie's first scene, as Brownlee inspects a row of slaves he smokes a cigar which is obviously lit (smoke, ash, etc). But when he clenches the cigar in his mouth and leans in to inspect a slave's teeth, the cigar changes to one that has never been lit. (Maybe a precaution against burning the other actor's face?) See more »

Quotes

Mede: I thought you was better than the white man, Masta. But you is just white!
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Referenced in Blood and Blackboards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Born in This Time
Music by Maurice Jarre
Lyrics by Hi Tide Harris
Sung by Muddy Waters
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the movie is excellent and mind-opening. good acting. real.
25 March 2006 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

I think this movie is not only entertaining but lends a look into the past present and future. those who have not seen it are missing a lot. It should be on DVD. why isn't it???? when you go to the large medium or small stores that sale or rent movies, ou see this large selection of movies to buy or rent. so many of them are unknown junk. somebody's making sure that they are available. It's ridiculous. However, try to find MANDINGO, no luck. I have it on video tape. I purchased it severa years ao. And I watch it now and then. I still enjoy seeing it because I constantly discovering thing in the movie that I didn't see previously. And that's fun! Someone with some power or authority should do something about that , and GET IT ON DVD...DVD...DVD !!!!!!


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