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)
Joan Pringle ...
Christella
Carl W. Crudup ...
Tony (as Carl Crudup)
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Carl (as James Louis Watkins)
Fred Pinkard ...
Theotis Bliss
Jo Anne Meredith ...
Sara Divine
Alice Jubert ...
Roberta Bliss / Betty Jo
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J.D. Walker
Stephanie Faulkner ...
Phyllis
Fuddle Bagley ...
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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He came back from the dead to possess a man's soul, make love to his woman, and get the Vengeance he craved!


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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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Watch Out For The Razor!
25 June 2004 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

Some of the best scenes in this movie take place after Ike (Glynn Turman) has been totally taken over by the late hustler, J.D. Walker. The scene when he walks into a New Orleans club dressed in a 1940's hat and suit, spats on his feet, and his conked hair has to be seen to be believed. Turman does a remarkable job switching back and forth between struggling law student Ike, and J.D., the razor-toting dead hustler out to revenge the death of his younger sister. Overall, this is not a bad film, but some aspects of the plot are muddy. A moment when Ike plays the numbers (what we know as the lottery today), suggests that he may have had a criminal past, but it's not explored further. We learn from flashbacks that Elijah Bliss (Lou Gossett, Jr.) was a hustler, and are given hints in the present story that his current job as a preacher may be a scam. Judging from his sermons, Elijah may have been a boxer too, but that is not fleshed out, either. The conclusion of the film leaves some unanswered questions, as well. Despite of some weak plot points, and misogynistic attitudes, this is still an enjoyable movie.


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