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Panther (1995)

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

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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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The People Called Them Heroes. The F.B.I. Called Them Public Enemy Number One. See more »

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

Also Known As:

A fekete párduc  »

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Gross:

$6,834,525 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Angela Bassett also played Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X (1992). See more »

Goofs

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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Nervous cop: [Panthers approach Oakland Cops beating a man outside a night club with a large crowd observing] So uh Huey, So what's your telephone number?
Huey Newton: I confirmed with you my address that's all I'm required by California law, we ain't broken no laws!
Nervous cop: Then what are you doing with that gun?
Huey Newton: Well what are you doing with yours?
Nervous cop: Let me see that rifle son!
Huey Newton: No! This is my private property! According to California Law, we have a constitutional right to bear arms!
Grove Street cop: [to Crowd intrigued by Panthers] Move Along, go ...
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Connections

Referenced in Classified X (1998) See more »

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Bernadette
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland
Performed by The Four Tops
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Action that should have been drama.
9 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mario Van Peebles directs a conspiratorial and fictionalized account of the rise and fall of the Black Panthers in America in the sixties. While the subject is powerful and potent, and could have made a great movie, it is rarely allowed to shine through as it is treated as an action movie. There are shoot outs and fight scenes, and the whole thing looks too slick to be what it should have been; a gritty historical drama.


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