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Top of the Heap (1972)

R | | Drama | 2 June 1972 (USA)
A Washington D.C. cop is proud to be one of the few African-Americans on the force. He is not well loved by his peers or by street people. Trouble erupts when he is overlooked for a promotion.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher St. John ...
George Lattimer
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Black Chick
Florence St. Peter ...
Viola Lattimer
Leonard Kuras ...
Bobby Gelman
John Alderson ...
Captain Walsh
Patrick McVey ...
Tim Cassidy
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Taxi Driver
Ingeborg Sørensen ...
Nurse Swenson (as Ingeborg Sorensen)
Ron Douglas ...
Hip Passenger
John McMurtry ...
Dope Dealer
Damu King ...
Pot Peddler
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ...
Pot Peddler
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Rookie Policeman
Jerry Jones ...
Club Owner
Willie Harris ...
Bouncer
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A Washington D.C. cop is proud to be one of the few African-Americans on the force. He is not well loved by his peers or by street people. Trouble erupts when he is overlooked for a promotion.

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He was a violent man...trouble was--he was also a cop. See more »

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Patrullero Lattimer  »

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Referenced in Married with Children: Top of the Heap (1991) See more »

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Put Your Hand in the Hand
Words and Music by Gene MacLellan
Arranged by J.J. Johnson
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Obscure Heap of Blaxploitation Genius
6 November 2000 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

Its a shame that movies like these get lost in the folds of time. The poor dude that is the director is also the producer, writer and star. Shot in Washington D.C. in 1971, Top of the Heap is the story of a black police officer, who is confused, p***ed off and slowly going crazy. Great music, great vignettes. The plot is very disjointed but all in all a great experience. Some nice dream sequences too.


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