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Black Gunn (1972)

A black militant group robs a Mafia bookie joint and also steals the incriminating ledgers which, in turn, prompts retaliation from the mob.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Brown ... Gunn
Martin Landau ... Capelli
Brenda Sykes ... Judith
Luciana Paluzzi ... Toni
Vida Blue Vida Blue ... Sam Green
Stephen McNally ... Laurento
Keefe Brasselle ... Winman
Timothy Brown ... Larry
William Campbell ... Rico
Bernie Casey ... Seth
Gary Conway ... Adams
Chuck Daniel Chuck Daniel ... Mel
Tommy Davis Tommy Davis ... Webb
Rick Ferrell Rick Ferrell ... Jimpy
Bruce Glover ... Ray Kriley
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Storyline

A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang syndicate hisbrother has attacked and robbed. Their involvements lead to a breathless race course chase, the destruction of a dopepusher and a violent waterfront climax. Written by Anonymous

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For every drop of black blood spilled...A white man pays. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

15 March 1973 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunn la gachette See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The red shipping containers outside the warehouse belong to the Orient Overseas Container Line of Hong Kong. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film when Gunn is escaping in a 1961 Ford Falcon marked "Security Patrol", in one shot a wire is taped down the right side of the vehicle, seemingly powering an add-on set of headlights attached to the car, while the car's original, single headlights are off. See more »

Quotes

Judith: You made love to me beautifully. And your heart was with me. But, your mind was someplace else. What is it?
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Referenced in Gordon's War (1973) See more »

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Gunn Hits The Target!
9 April 2006 | by Scott_MercerSee all my reviews

Jim Brown deadpans his way through Black Action Film heaven. All the touchstones are here: The Mafia, a Black Panthers rip-off, drugs, trashy whores, nasty pimps, jittery dealers and even sweatier addicts, fist fights, gun play, drug dealers, revenge killings, psycho hit men, racial slurs, car chases, stolen cars, and explosions. Even more than that, plenty of early Seventies atmosphere here to enjoy: giant sedans, huge lapels, enormous hair, used car dealers, bowling, black revolutionaries, sexy stewardesses, and lots of fuzz guitar, tremolo and wah-wah pedals on all the music.

Jim Brown is a schmoove nightclub owner (this is an adult nightclub, kids, where the immaculately coiffed adults eat steak, drink whiskey and slow-dance to overproduced soul easy listening music) who's cooler than a cucumber popsicle. His uncool little brother is in with BAG, the Black Action Group, who get deep into it when they steal money and ledger books from THE MOB.

The greasy mobsters aren't gonna put up with that, so they put out the word: find those lousy #$$%*#* and kill 'em. But little brother hid the ledgers at Gunn's nightclub/suave bachelor pad. So they kill the brother anyway, and that REALLY makes Gunn mad. It's all-out war now, and Gunn has to avoid both the Fuzz and BAG on his one-man war of vengeance. There are some slow spots here and there, but the action sequences make up for the few slack bits. Brown is not going to be doing heavy drama anytime soon, but he does what he does here extremely well. Highly recommended for fans of Black Action Cinema.


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