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Melinda (1972)

A slick, smooth-talking, womanizing young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, when she is found dead in his apartment. It turns out ... See full summary »

Director:

Hugh A. Robertson

Writers:

Lonne Elder III (screenplay), Raymond Cistheri (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Calvin Lockhart ... Frankie J. Parker
Rosalind Cash ... Terry Davis
Vonetta McGee ... Melinda
Paul Stevens ... Mitch
Rockne Tarkington ... Tank
Ross Hagen ... Gregg Van
Renny Roker Renny Roker ... Dennis Smith
Judyann Elder ... Gloria
Jim Kelly ... Charles Atkins
Jan Tice Jan Tice ... Marcia
Lonne Elder III Lonne Elder III ... Lt. Daniels (as Lonne Elder)
Ed Cambridge ... Detective (as Edmund Cambridge)
George Fisher ... Young Man
Buddy Joe Hooker ... Rome's Servant
Allen Pinson Allen Pinson ... Rome
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Storyline

A slick, smooth-talking, womanizing young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, when she is found dead in his apartment. It turns out she was killed by the local mob, which is trying to frame him for the crime. With the police after him, he calls on some of his old acquaintances to help clear his name and avenge the woman's death. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hang Tough See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Kelly's first screen appearance. Rockne Tarkington who plays Tank, was originally cast to play Williams in "Enter The Dragon ",however the part ultimately went to Jim Kelly and jump started his career. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Tank's Theme
Music by Jerry Butler, Lyrics by Jerry Peters
Produced by Jerry Butler, Arranged by Jerry Peters
Performed by Jerry Butler
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Not The Usual Blackploitation Flick
23 July 2001 | by hillariSee all my reviews

A smooth DJ falls for a woman he's just met. When he finds her dead a short time later, he discovers that she had been killed because of her ties to organized crime. The DJ decides to avenge her death, receiving the help of a woman (the late, great Rosalind Cash) whom he had scorned. This film doesn't exactly follow the bullets and blood formula of many other Blackploitation action films. It does a little better on characterization, especially of the DJ and his scorned gal pal. However, it doesn't get as deep as it promises to be.


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