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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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Action | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Released between two of Billy Dee Williams' best films; television's "Brian's Song" 1971, and the theatrical "Lady Sings The Blues" 1972. 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

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

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Past, Present And Future
Written by Wade Marcus and Grant Green
Performed by Grant Green
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Interesting time capsule
19 August 2000 | by cfc_canSee all my reviews

This is a serious film about black revolutionaries and not really an action film. Billy Dee plays a young man fed up with racism who decides to take things into his own hands. It's fairly gritty and realistic without exploiting the characters but still it's not that interesting either and Billy Dee's character, though maltreated by white authority figures, doesn't really come off as sympathetic. It's also hurt by it's extremely low budget. Still, it's interesting to look at as it's a good depicttion of 1970s social issues.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1972 (USA) See more »

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Blast! See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$163,591
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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