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Credited cast:
Jerri Hayes ...
Emma Mae
Ernest Williams II ...
Jesse Amos
Charles D. Brooks III ...
Ezekiel 'Zeke' Johnson
Leopoldo Mandeville ...
Chay
Malik Carter ...
'Big Daddy' Johnson
Eddie Allen ...
James
Gammy Burdett ...
Daisy Stansell
Teri Taylor ...
Dara Stansell
Synthia Saint James ...
Ulika Stansell (as Synthia James)
Robert Slaughter ...
Devo
Eddy C. Dyer ...
Huari Stansell (as Eddy Dyer)
Laetitia Burdett ...
Melik Stansell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Barrese ...
Cop at carwash
Stephanie A. Bell ...
Hun-ee
Pam Belson ...
Girl at party
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A native young girl from the South moves in with her relatives in a Los Angeles ghetto. At first she is made fun of, but eventually she is accepted and plots to rob a bank to raise bail money for her new boyfriend, who is a jailed drug dealer. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Black Sister's Revenge  »

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Emma Mae: They gots the battle but the war goes on.
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The Theme From Emma Mae (Long To Be Back Home),
Written by H.B. Barnum and Walter Johnson
Vocal by Keisa Brown
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Low exploitation blaxploitation
7 October 1999 | by (Des Moines, Iowa USA) – See all my reviews

A low budget film, somewhat less exploitive than most of the blaxploitation films of its time, "Emma Mae" tells the story of a young woman from a small town in the south who comes to live with her relatives in the city after being orphaned, who falls in love with a young hood who gets her to commit crimes for him. The film does have some nice touches. It manages to catch the feel of the inner city of the 1970's far better than some of the slicker productions of its era. But the script lets the rest of the movie down (it's just too hard to believe that these people can commit these crimes so easily, and without much fear of getting. I really wish I could have liked it better.


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