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Everything about THE BLACK PANTHER screams out 'crimewatch uk re-inactment'....yet for some perverse reason it works. DONALD SUMPTER plays NEILSON to perfection, he is arrogant, not a warm family man, yet comes accross as human enough to make mistakes, that you or i would make (if we decided to rob post offices, or kidnap) Based on true events, THE BLACK PANTHER is a very dark movie, that portrays its central character as neither a good OR bad guy. The fact that he has an army record, and collects millitary equipment, may shed some light on this guys anger.If he only planned his robberies as good as his hideouts and training, he may not have had to resort to kidnapping. As it is, his character can be likened to JON FINCHs performance in FRENZY, allbeit, a little crazier.
Another good low budget british crime movie, would be (the hard to obtain) COLD LIGHT OF DAY(1989), featuring another criminal named NEILSON...denis neilson (the guy who kept dead mens bodys under his floorboards)
Big lee gives THE BLACK PANTHER 8 out of 10
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