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Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975)

 -  Action | Drama  -  November 1975 (USA)
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Marlo Monte ...
Charles Murray
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Carmen
Stan Kamber ...
Jim
Tiffany Peters ...
Christina Freeman
Ben Bigelow ...
Harry Freeman
Jake Carter ...
N.D.
Jackie Ziegler ...
Twyla
Ed Sander ...
Judge
Teri Hayden ...
Judge's Wife
Stephen Schenck ...
Prosecutor
Kamala James ...
Prosecutor's Wife
Mordo Dana ...
Physician
Elizabeth McAlpine ...
Mrs. Simpson
Jack Gregory ...
Psychiatrist
Geraldine Marble ...
Charles' Mother
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A proud black man does time in jail where he is subjected to heinous experiments. Once released, he goes about extracting vengeance on those who put him in prison. This includes both seducing their women and murdering them by a mysterious means. Then the hook is revealed - his murder weapon is his own genitals which are now enormous and super powered as a result of the experiments he endured in prison. You heard me right; he kills with his penis and you see it all! Written by Stewmungous <swattson@ic.sunysb.edu>

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Despite "That" Scene the Film Is Pretty Boring
7 February 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Small time pusher Charles Murray (Marlo Monte) gets arrested, beaten and thrown into prison by a group of racist cops and judges but when he's released he's a changed man to say the least. Soon he decides to take revenge on those who cheated him and he's weapon just happens to be his penis, which has grown to such a length it can strangle a person to death. OK, that there is what this film is known for today but even though the entire sequence is jaw-dropping, there's still no question that the rest of the film is rather slow, confusing and boring. WELCOME HOME BROTHER CHARLES is always going to be known for that infamous death sequence and I guess you have to recommend this movie to fans of bad or weird cinema because this one scene is just so silly that you can't help but wonder what they were trying to say with it. I mean, seriously, this is such a bizarre scene that I'm sure many will be hitting the rewind button to watch it again because they won't believe their eyes. However, it's too bad the rest of the film doesn't have quite as much, ahem, imagination. For the most part the story really doesn't make too much sense but I guess everyone was just following the Blaxploitation 101 handbook. The blacks are all just trying to make a living while every white person is either evil, racist or a combination. The one difference here is that Charles also has the ability to have white women become his sex slave but how these scenes are presented today you can't help but think of rape. The performances aren't what you'd call "good" but I did enjoy Monte in his role as he at least kept you slightly into the film. The soundtrack, cinematography and the overall look of the picture is quite weak and there's no question that a stronger story was needed.


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