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J.D.'s Revenge (1976)

A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid-70's New Orleans. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.

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Rev. Elija Bliss (as Lou Gossett)
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Christella
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Tony (as Carl Crudup)
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Carl (as James Louis Watkins)
Fred Pinkard ...
Theotis Bliss
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Sara Divine
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Roberta Bliss / Betty Jo
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J.D. Walker
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Enoch Land
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Capt. Turner
Paul Galloway ...
Garage Man
Barbara Tasker ...
Sheryl
Tom Alden ...
Higgins
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A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid-70's New Orleans. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister. Written by du proserpio <tonypuma@hotmail.com>

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25 August 1976 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Ghostface Killah sampled the "That was the best fuckin I ever had/That's because you been dealin with Dasheese /You gotta leave? Where you goin sugar?/I got business to take care of" dialogue for the song "Wildflower" on his 1996 album "Ironman." See more »

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I Will Never Let You Go
Lyrics by Joseph A. Greene
Music by Robert Prince and Joseph A. Greene
Sung by Joseph A. Greene
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An outstanding Black action/horror flick with real flair.
13 February 2000 | by (Boston, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

A solid standout from most Black flicks of the middle 70's, JD's Revenge provided an early platform for Glynn Turman (Cooley High) to prove his acting prowess. By playing essentially two characters at once, Turman's passion for the roles combines with the spookiness of the New Orleans setting for memorable results. Louis Gossett plays an excellent preacher with a sordid past. The horror edge of this film is a little heavy-handed, but it is considerably better than most of the genre. A great Black thriller.


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