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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

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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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
Lyrics and Music by Sheldon Lee
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racism and free love
21 October 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

By going for the DVD of Hi-Riders (1978) this was but on as an extra. There's not that much action going on and it contains a lot of blah blah but still it's worth watching only to see how America was back then just after the Vietnam war. This flick is all about racism that is written here as Jim (Greydon Clark) loses his best friend, a black American, in the war. He want to go to the black ghetto's to tell the father that his son died but he isn't welcome in the ghetto.

From here on we do see how racism worked and how corrupt the cops were always going for the white people and beating up the black ones. The acting isn't all that good and it really looks outdated but it's worth watching as I said before due Aldo Ray being in it as the corrupt sergeant.

It was completely shot in the Watts era in Los Angeles. Also that is worth seeing. Guess everyone knows about the Watts riots in 1965. Another thing I was rather surprised of was the amount of gratuitous nudity and that coming from white and black people. And a lot is full frontal, of course it's early seventies so that means full bushes! For those common with sexploitations could recognise Bambi Allen as Bobbi very active in the sixties and seventies. She to be seen in a lot of biker movies and maybe you remember her with her trademark, voluptuous silicone juggs and pigtails. Sadly she dies shortly after this flick aged 34 due cancer caused by the silicons.

It also shows what free love meant to be. Jim for example had a lot of lovers. And the skinny dipping pool party is so seventies. Only for blaxploitation lovers with a message. But as a freebie it was great to see this.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 2/5 Effects 0/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5


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