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Drop Squad (1994)

R | | Drama | 28 October 1994 (USA)
Political satire about an underground militant group that kidnaps African-Americans who have sold out their race. The story follows as the group led Curtis-Hall and Rhames kidnaps an ... See full summary »

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Bruford Jamison Jr
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Rocky Seavers
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Garvey
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June Vanderpool
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XB
Nicole Powell ...
Lenora Jamison
Eric Payne ...
Stokely
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Zora
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Mali
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Trevor
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Huey
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Harriet (as Kimberly Hawthorne)
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Berl (Flip) Mangum
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Aunt Tilly
Charles Brown ...
Uncle Otha
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Political satire about an underground militant group that kidnaps African-Americans who have sold out their race. The story follows as the group led Curtis-Hall and Rhames kidnaps an advertising executive (La Salle) who has been providing advertising programs that belittles blacks and women. One advertisement features Spike Lee endorsing Gospelpak Fried Chicken which comes in a bucket with the Confederate flag draped all over it. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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No struggle, no progress. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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28 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leszámolók  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$734,693 (USA)
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Yes but...
3 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a sense everything the original poster says is correct but ironically their judgment is guilty of the same short sighted-sightedness as the movie. Race, identity, culture and politics are deeply complex sensitive issues. Most works of art (or general comments like these) can only address a handful of those issues from a single perspective. The "great" artists and their works are able to encompass the multiplicity of views rendering the complex simple enough to digest yet learn from (for the converted choir and the alienated masses).

Unfortunenately Drop Sqaud is not one of these works of arts. Yet I do not believe its content should be dismissed with such an easy wave of the hand. For me I found something valuable from this movie yet I completely see the original poster's comments. I am writing this comment/rebuttal not to debate or argue the worth of Drop Sqaud but to urge those of you interested in this movie to give it a chance knowing that their is "something" there even if it's buried in a bunch of "nothing".

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