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Brothers (1977)

 -  Drama  -  3 August 1977 (France)
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Thinly disguised account of the relationship between radical black activist Angela Davis and Black Panther and prison inmate George Jackson, who was one of those killed in a failed 1971 prison breakout.

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David Thomas
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Paula Jones
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Walter Nance
John Lehne ...
McGee
Stu Gilliam ...
Robinson
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Lewis
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Kendra
Martin St. Judge ...
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Ricardo Brown ...
Horton
Susan Barrister ...
Tina
John Zaremba ...
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Sam Nudell ...
Attorney Sirrell
John Shay ...
Judge #1
Al Turner ...
Henry Taylor
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Thinly disguised account of the relationship between radical black activist Angela Davis and Black Panther and prison inmate George Jackson, who was one of those killed in a failed 1971 prison breakout.

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David Thomas: [Being taught how to play Chess] This a White folks game.
Walter Nance: You got it... now theoretically, the white side should always win...
David Thomas: Why?
Walter Nance: Because they get to move first.
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"Brothers" amplifies your soul and tells it like it is
1 March 2000 | by (Bethlehem, PA) – See all my reviews

"Brothers", which features the multi-talented Bernie Casey, is a classic film. It not only reflects the 1970's culture from which it comes, but also states truth in very black and white terms. The bad guys are easily recognisable (white) the good guys are equally so (black, except for the traitor). Some viewers might not appreciate the overtly didactic style of the movie, but I valued it enormously. This film, accompanied by a brilliant and stirring score, takes us back to a much more civic age. For example, the word "community" is used twice within the first five minutes. While the bulk of the film is tragedy, you can't help but come away from it feeling inspired to act. Is that scary in today's selfish culture? Is that not "entertaining" enough? Those who forget what it means to be a citizen (and those who yearn for soul in film) will definitely need to check out "Brothers".


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