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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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Storyline

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

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 »

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 »

Quotes

Bobby Seale: Brother Malcolm said we should stop sangin' and start swangin'.
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Connections

References Malcolm X (1992) See more »

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Black People
Performed by George Clinton
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Wonderful, an eye-opener
6 May 2000 | by (Mesa, Arizona) – See all my reviews

'Panther' is a superb movie, Exposing the Black Panther Party for what it was before Eldridge Clever took over. It is disturbing, with a lot of blood and swearing, but it tells (most of) the truth, the side no one wants to listen to, that no one wants to believe. Marcus Chong's portrayal of Huey P. Newton is the best part, showing the Revolutionary in a light people never see. Marcus Chong made him a person that people can identify with, carrying his immortality to our modern world. Bravo.


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