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Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (1973)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  25 May 1973 (USA)
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A Black hit man poses as a Baptist preacher in a ghetto church. He decides to take over the local rackets.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Holmes / Lee
State Senator Sills
Tom Johnigarn ...
Eddie Stoner
Joe Tornatore ...
Damu King ...
Beverly Solomon
Sam Laws ...
Deacon Greene
Phil Hoover ...
George Orr
Paul Silliman ...
Chuck Lyles ...
Detroit Charlie
Norman Fields ...
Police Captain
Della Thomas ...
Amentha Dymally ...
Mrs. Greene
Patricia Edwards ...
Marion Hicks


A Black hit man poses as a Baptist preacher in a ghetto church. He decides to take over the local rackets.

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Amen, Brother!


Action | Drama






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25 May 1973 (USA)  »

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Sweet Jesus Preacher Man  »

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I'm So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
Sung by the Choir of Bethel Baptist Church of South Los Angeles
Rev. K.D. Friend, Pastor
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Lord Have Mercy on This Movie
8 April 2014 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

After a funeral for what appears to be a very wealthy person, hit-man Roger E. Mosley (as Holmes) kills three men. The murders are increasingly painful, with the third man meeting a notably gruesome end. After this, Mr. Mosley meets with his employer, crime lord William Smith (as Martelli). Unhappy with the truck killing Mr. Smith wants Mosely to go undercover as a preacher and stop what's been interfering with Mr. Smith's operation. Mosley poses as "Jason Lee", a minister expected by the community who apparently meets his maker through the courtesy of Smith's henchmen. Mosley preaches and struts. Playing a sleazy politician, Michael Pataki (as Sam Sills) threatens to steal the show – trouble is, there isn't any show to steal. People strut around for a long time and we're never really sure how events connect. It's nice to see the Los Angeles locations and the first appearance of "The Jeffersons" maid Marla Gibbs, who became a big TV favorite.

*** Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (5/25/73) Henning Schellerup ~ Roger E. Mosley, William Smith, Michael Pataki, Marla Gibbs

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