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Tom (1973)

 -  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
...
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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Honky Mother.. You Ain't No Soul Brother! See more »

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America the Beautiful  »

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Filmed during the fall of 1972 for less than $15,000. See more »

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Nigger Lover
Lyrics and Music by Sheldon Lee
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Above average black action film with a white hero
27 November 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

One of your more unusual black action films in that the protagonist is a white man (the title was originally "n*gger lover", but no theaters would book it) -- the director, Greydon Clark! Never has the director of the film taken so much abuse! He plays a guy who returns home from Vietnam and tries to befriend the family of his friend from the war (who was black), only to meet scorn and the vengeance of the gang headed by his dead friend's brother. Aldo Ray appears as a racist cop. Clark does all right in the role, but it's hard to believe that he could be juggling 2 women as fine as these actresses. There is good exploitation value in the pool party scene, which also humorously juxtaposes the black gang and a bunch of stoned hippies.


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