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Drop Squad (1994)

 -  Drama  -  28 October 1994 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Drama

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

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Drop Squad  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$734,693 (USA)
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Just Ahead Of Its Time!!
8 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I believe this film was made w/ its creators knowing that it would be shot down by various "types" of people who'll just simply refuse to look at it objectively. In my opinion, it is a "must see" for everyone aimed particularly at the Black bourgeois. I like the fact that not only does the DROP Squad address the problems of Blacks self-exploiting racial stereotypes for personal financial gain, it also questions the tactics that must be enacted to solve these problems. The aim of the DROP Squad is very provocative but I especially like the human aspect whereas the "Rocky" character debates w/ "XB" and "Garvey" on how to deal w/ the captive individuals to be "dropped." Rocky has a more diplomatic approach that seems to have been more effective back in earlier times around when the group was founded. Seemingly as time has passed and the situation has evolved to crazier proportions, XB and Garvey have resorted to more drastic tactics in order to "get their attention first." I believe what many people fail to realize is that this picture is asking the question "Which, if any, of these methods are more appropriate to addressing this problem?" The tone of the film gets "crazier" as time moves on and the problem gets worse, thus developing the drama where the Squad questions itself altogether. Whether you like this movie or not, you've got to admit that it serves its purpose and that's to "incite dialogue" and not racism.


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