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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
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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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"I've got a black bullet for honky" See more »

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Drama

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R
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1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

America the Beautiful  »

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The scenes at the topless bar feature the actuals dancers who worked there as well as patrons of the place as extras. See more »

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Nigger Lover
Lyrics and Music by Sheldon Lee
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One of the best looks at racial tension after 'Nam.
22 June 1999 | by (Shawnee, OK) – See all my reviews



The movie shows it age, but the whole movie does show the tension. You look at today and you see that it is all still there, but covered up better. White man who has a black buddy in 'Nam who gets killed. He goes to the ghetto to inform the father and runs into the brother's gang. Like I stated before, the movie shows its age, but i do think it helps the younger generation realize the way it was....and still is.


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