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Panther (1995)

R | | Drama | 3 May 1995 (USA)
A dramatized account of the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense.

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Judge
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Tyrone
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Brimmer
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Cy
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Rose
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Alma
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Yuck Mouth
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Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some points. Written by Qawi Robinson

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From the director of "New Jack City" and "Posse" See more »

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Drama

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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3 May 1995 (USA)  »

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A fekete párduc  »

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Gross:

$6,834,525 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Roger Guenveur Smith, who plays Pruitt, also played Huey Newton in A Huey P. Newton Story (2001), meaning he has played characters at the birth and death of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. See more »

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When Detective Brimmer is chasing Judge, he makes a radio call saying the he is running east on Market Street, in Oakland, CA. Market Street in Oakland, runs South to North. There is no way to run East on Market Street. See more »

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Cy: [to White Girls looking for drugs] Every Black man you lay eyes on ain't a dope dealer
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Referenced in Classified X (1998) See more »

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Performed by Shariff Simmons
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This movie is how you uplift our people
4 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You cannot deny the timeless performance done by our actors to portray the Black Panthers at their finest. The long lost quotations said by Martin and Malcolm buried in the sands of time has left our next generation watered down of its glory and deprived of our will to uplift our people. By revisiting the mentality of the Black Panthers, we are able to learn from the past and reiterate the fact that that there is always room for improving oneself as well as the community. Today's rap scene of glorifying gangs and portraying crime and violence has no place in society and leads to more people getting killed. We must show this movie to our teens so that they understand they come from a bloodline of proud individuals who want the next generation to carry on their legacy.


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