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The Final Comedown (1972)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | April 1972 (USA)
Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.

Director:

Oscar Williams

Writers:

Jimmy Garrett (play), Oscar Williams (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Dee Williams ... Johnny Johnson
D'Urville Martin ... Billy Joe Ashley
Celia Milius ... Renee Freeman (as Celia Kaye)
Ed Cambridge ... Dr. Smalls (as Edmund Cambridge)
Billy Durkin Billy Durkin ... Michael Freeman
Morris D. Erby Morris D. Erby ... Mr. Johnson (as Morris Erby)
Pamela Jones Pamela Jones ... Luanna
Cal Wilson Cal Wilson
John Johnson John Johnson
Nate Esformes
Richard Francis Richard Francis
Sam Gilman
Jon Scott Jon Scott
Marlene Czernin Marlene Czernin
Judy Morris
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Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.

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Billy Dee Williams...Badder than ever! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blast! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Raymond St. Jacques has a role in this movie which he did between two of his better films: the classic "Cotton Comes To Harlem" 1970 directed by Ossie Davis; and "Book Of Numbers" 1973 which Raymond directed. See more »

Alternate Versions

Blast! (1976) is an alternate version of this film, with new footage directed by Allan Arkush. The director credited is "Frank Arthur Wilson." See more »

Connections

Featured in Planet X: Episode #2.1 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Final Comedown
Written by Wade Marcus and Grant Green
Performed by Grant Green
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The greatest story ever told...
28 October 2002 | by nuportSee all my reviews

This brilliant and insightful film stars Billy Dee as a young college age man who is hell-bent on making changes to this racist and hypocritical system we call America .As the reluctant leader of a courageous band of young Black and White students,Billy's seething portrayal is incredible. We see not only the conflicts of race but also conflicts regarding family and the generation gap .It's obvious from the opening scenes the story can only end one way .The budgetary constraints are apparent throughout, but Oscar-caliber (imagine that!!ha ) performances make this film EXPLODE off the screen and grip you where it hurts.This picture also co-stars the late , great D'urville Martin best known as the sidekick of Fred Williamson in several fun ,but far less important blaxpo flicks. Its very interesting the story begins during the late 60's riots in L.A. with our main character mortally wounded so the story is told in a retrospect (ala Serpico)with all other characters reflecting on the situation up to the present .I think if we could , as fellow human beings relate to some of these issues in this film , America might be a decent place.Hats off to the Black Stuntmans Assoc.who helped bring this off .We need more of these films!A rarely seen GEM !


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