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Tom (1973)

R  |   |  Drama  |  1973 (USA)
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A white ex-GI goes to a black ghetto to deliver a letter from his buddy, a black soldier who died in Vietnam. When he arrives there he encounters hostility and trouble from all sides.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greydon Clark ...
Jim
Tom Johnigarn ...
Tom / Makimba
Jacqueline Cole ...
Nancy Dorian (as Jacqulin Cole)
Bambi Allen ...
Bobbi
Clark D. Decatur ...
(as Clark Decatur)
Fred Spruel ...
(as Fred Spruell)
Buddy Joe Andrews
Al Richardson
Bill Smith
Alfonso Williams
Edward Duggans
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Lt. Stans
Jock Mahoney ...
Sgt. Berry
Pamela Corbett ...
Tina
Fred D. Scott ...
Mr. Washington (as Fred Scott)
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A white veteran goes to a black ghetto to deliver a letter from his black Army buddy who died in Vietnam. He encounters hostility and trouble from all sides. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They're cool, free and wild . . . and they own the streets! See more »

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America the Beautiful  »

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The filmmakers were allowed to use the Carnaby Street Fish + Chips restaurant and would receive fish + chips for lunch every day. After a few days, cast + crew were already tired of fish + chips. See more »

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Nigger Lover
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Not as "bad" as some people say...
23 August 2008 | by (Meppel, Holland) – See all my reviews

Entertaining movie about a Vietnam veteran who gets into trouble with the African American brother of a friend of his who was killed in Vietnam. When racist cops get involved, the situation escalates...

Clark will not go down in history as a great director or actor, but at least he had the guts to address some racial issues in a low budget blaxploitation movie. He doesn't take the easy way out.

Not only the white people are racists this time. In The Bad Bunch it's a human trademark.

I've read a some negative reviews about this one. Bad acting, directing and disturbing stereotypes. Come on, it's still a B-movie. Clark is no Scorcese. But he did make a damn entertaining movie, which is more than I can say for the majority of blaxploitation movies from that era...


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