MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,883 this week

Brothers (1977)

 -  Drama  -  3 August 1977 (France)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 50 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 611 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 1361 titles
created 6 months ago
 
list image
a list of 1368 titles
created 4 months ago
 
list image
a list of 5294 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 127 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Brothers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Brothers (1977)

Brothers (1977) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Brothers.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Detroit 9000 (1973)
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Hari Rhodes, Alex Rocco, Vonetta McGee
Bucktown (1975)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Thalmus Rasulala
'Sheba, Baby' (1975)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters.

Director: William Girdler
Stars: Pam Grier, Austin Stoker, D'Urville Martin
Jeremy (1973)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Shy cellist boy meets upperclassman ballet dancing girl at school. They experience first-time love, then happenstance pulls them apart.

Director: Arthur Barron
Stars: Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Len Bari
The Lost Man (1969)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A gang of black militants plots to rob a factory to finance their "revolutionary struggle."

Director: Robert Alan Aurthur
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus, Al Freeman Jr.
Hammer (1972)
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A dock worker becomes a prizefighter, but gets mixed up with a crooked manager. A sympathetic L.A. detective tries to set him straight, but he won't listen. His manager, who is also a drug ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce D. Clark
Stars: Fred Williamson, Bernie Hamilton, Vonetta McGee
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When the detectives of an undercover police unit are being mysteriously killed by a martial artist, a professional kickboxer is hired to assist them.

Director: Paul Aaron
Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Chuck Norris, Clu Gulager
Move (1970)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young playwright who writes porno novels to overcome a writer's block, lives the fantasies of one of his books, while trying to move with his wife from one apartment into a larger one.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Stars: Elliott Gould, Paula Prentiss, Geneviève Waïte
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Cleopatra Jones is a United States Special Agent assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Starrett
Stars: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Pringle
Melinda (1972)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A slick, smooth-talking, womanizing young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, though, when she is found dead in his apartment. It ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh A. Robertson
Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Rosalind Cash, Vonetta McGee
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Seven beautiful women in a high security prison set the stage for a big bust out.

Director: Ernst R. von Theumer
Stars: Tony Kendall, Monica Teuber, William Berger
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
David Thomas
...
Paula Jones
...
Walter Nance
John Lehne ...
McGee
Stu Gilliam ...
Robinson
Renny Roker ...
Lewis
Owen Pace ...
Joshua
...
Kendra
Martin St. Judge ...
Williams
Ricardo Brown ...
Horton
Susan Barrister ...
Tina
John Zaremba ...
Judge #2
Sam Nudell ...
Attorney Sirrell
John Shay ...
Judge #1
Al Turner ...
Henry Taylor
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Story of Love...and Hate See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 August 1977 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bracia  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Heroes (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"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".


14 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Brothers (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?