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
Paul Benedict, who plays the trader Brownlee, must have really shocked people who recognized him from his television role at the time of the film's release, that of Harry Bentley, the neighbor in The Jeffersons (1975). In fact, Benedict's first sentence in Mandingo, and also the film, was him asking how much a female slave and her infant was. See more »
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 »
I thought you was better than the white man, Masta. But you is just white!
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the movie is excellent and mind-opening. good acting. real.
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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