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Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)

Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Johnny Barrows
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Tony Da Vince
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Mario Racconi
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Don Da Vince (as Tony Caruso)
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Don Racconi
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Richard
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Prof. Theodore Rasputin Waterhouse
Mike Henry ...
Carlo Da Vince
Aaron Banks ...
Capt. O'Malley
Robert Phillips ...
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Jenny Sherman ...
Nancy
Victor Rogers ...
Tom
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Body Guard
John LaMotta ...
Antonio Goti (as Johnny LaMotta)
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Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no money, he gets a job at a gas station run by a racist jerk. After a while, he beats him up and is thrown in jail again. Shortly after, a mobster hires him as a mafia hit man because of his military training and he now gets caught in the middle of a rival gang war between two families. Written by Jmac1988

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January 1976 (USA)  »

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Peace is Hell  »

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Trivia

Star Fred Williamson's M*A*S*H (1972) co-star Elliott Gould came in for a half-hour's work to help out his friend. Gould completely improvised his part on the spot. See more »

Crazy Credits

Dedicated to the veteran who traded his place on the front line for a place on the unemployment line. Peace is Hell. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The New York Ripper (2015) See more »

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Strung Out
Composed by Paul Riser
Performed by Gordon Staples And The String Thing
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Go Roddy! Go Elliot!
6 December 2002 | by (Richmond, VA) – See all my reviews

OK. Just had to put in a comment that those who speak English would fully understand. I don't know about you, but I don't know what "one mean of a dull movie" means. It's a shame when people don't bother to use the language correctly- the other reviewer seems fairly smart in other ways.

This is a dull movie, I grant you. I have it as part of a 4-DVD set called, "Mean Muthas & Bad Brothas." Or maybe it's the other way around. I'm not sure - I bought the set of four movies for 4.98. And it was well worth that. The cheapest I've ever seen of a notoriously cheap genre, this film is slow, barely coherent and full of things that don't make sense. On the other hand,it has Fred Williamson (and was apparently directed by him), Roddy McDowall (playing a Fredo-type, actually a pretty out-of-body performance, it was surprising to realize it was him, although I was looking for him) and Elliot Gould in a very strange but brief "special appearance" as a homeless yet extremely dapper fellow. Hey whatever - it's an incredibly bad blaxploitation film. If that sounds funny to you and you don't spend much money, go for it.


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