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J.D.'s Revenge (1976)

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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.

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Isaac
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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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25 August 1976 (USA)  »

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The Reincarnation of J.D. Walker  »

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Underrated thriller!
14 April 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Found half-hidden in the back of my local video store, the cheesy packaging made it look like a tongue in cheek blaxploitation horror movie good for a few laughs. But the packaging misled, this is a surprisingly serious and effective supernatural revenge thriller. Nice guy cabbie/law student Ike (Glynn Turman - 'Cooley High') becomes possessed by nasty Forties pimp J.D. Walker (David McKnight). Ike/J.D. is intent on avenging the murder of his sister. Local Preacher Reverend Bliss (b-grade favourite Lou Gossett Jr.) is somehow involved.

Not a great movie, but a good one, and worth watching for Turman's excellent double turn if nothing else. This movie deserves to be better known.


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