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The Lost Man (1969)

A gang of black militants plots to rob a factory to finance their "revolutionary struggle".

Writers:

Robert Alan Aurthur (screenplay), F.L. Green (novel) (as Frederick Laurence Green)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney Poitier ... Jason Higgs
Joanna Shimkus ... Cathy Ellis
Al Freeman Jr. ... Dennis Lawrence
Michael Tolan ... Insp. Carl Hamilton
Leon Bibb Leon Bibb ... Eddie Moxie
Richard Dysart ... Barnes
David Steinberg ... Photographer
Beverly Todd ... Sally Carter (aka Dorothy Starr)
Paul Winfield ... Orville Turner
Bernie Hamilton ... Reggie Page
Dick Anthony Williams ... Ronald (as Richard Anthony Williams)
Dolph Sweet ... Police Captain
Arnold Williams ... Terry
Virginia Capers ... Theresa
Vonetta McGee ... Diane Lawrence
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Storyline

Former U.S. Army lieutenant Jason Higgs (Sidney Poitier) who, after becoming a black militant during the 1960s Black Reveolutionary movement, is wounded when he pulls a payroll heist to help imprisoned "brothers" and has to hide from the police. Social worker Cathy Ellis (Joanna Shimkus) falls in love with Higgs while helping him elude capture. Loosely based on the 1947 Carol Reed film "Odd Man Out." Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines:

On the run. There is no place to hide. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Poitier met and fell in love with co-star Joanna Shimkus, who became his wife. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Six Degrees of Separation (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Soul Sister
Words and Music by Quincy Jones, Ernie Shelby and Dick Cooper
Performed by Nate Turner
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"Sidney Poitier with slick Edgy style"
24 August 2020 | by kevinkishinSee all my reviews

First off I loved the pacing of this film, Second the soundtrack was beautifully done, Third I loved Sidney Poitier stepping away from his comfort zone too play a slick-intelligent "Millitant", that being said I loved the overall spin on the source material. "The Lost Man" is some of Poitier best work I hate it doesn't have a DVD release, this film is a must see for Poitier fans.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Es führt kein Weg zurück See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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