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A Place Called Today (1972)

X | | Drama | 15 June 1972 (USA)
Racial tensions arise when a black lawyer runs for mayor of a racially divided town.


Don Schain


Don Schain


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Complete credited cast:
J. Herbert Kerr Jr. J. Herbert Kerr Jr. ... Randy Johnson
Lana Wood ... Carolyn Schneider
Cheri Caffaro ... Cindy Cartwright
Richard Smedley Richard Smedley ... Ron Carton
Timothy Brown ... Steve Smith (as Tim Brown)
Peter Carew Peter Carew ... Ben Atkinson
Woody Carter Woody Carter ... Black Radical
Leo Tepp Leo Tepp ... Alexander Cartwright
Cucho Viera Cucho Viera ... White Radical
Howard Zeiden Howard Zeiden ... Doug Gilmore
Humphrey Davis Humphrey Davis ... John Higgins
George Fairley George Fairley ... Black Construction Worker
Byian Johnson Byian Johnson ... Little Boy
John LaMotta John LaMotta ... White Construction Worker (as John La Motta)
Mary Rio Lewis Mary Rio Lewis ... Mrs. Johnson


Racial tensions arise when a black lawyer runs for mayor of a racially divided town.

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Fear Is Power! You Want Your City -- Fight For It!




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Release Date:

15 June 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City in Fear See more »

Filming Locations:

Newark, New Jersey, USA

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Embassy Pictures,Derio See more »
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Did You Know?


I've Been There
Lyrics by R. Kent Evans
Music by Robert G. Orpin (as Robert Orpin)
Sung by R. Kent Evans
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cult flick but outdated
17 November 2017 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

This flick being shot in Newark is all about racial matters about a black lawyer becoming a major. It's almost all talking that you will confront but still even as it isn't that good after all it is still on the wish list of so many film geeks out there.

therefor are a few reasons, Don Schain the director was know for making sleazy flicks just like this one but became a well known producer like for example the High School Musical franchise. On the other hand, Cheri Caffaro, is here to see and does what she does best, going full frontal a few times so that's also a reason why some are searching this flick due this cult actress. And last, Lana Wood is in it, sister from Nathalie Wood. And surprisingly she goes naked too.

As said, sleazy it becomes towards the last 20 minutes due the rape scene. A Place Called Today shows how the US was back then full of racism and not everybody going free of being a racist, black or white. And the corruption going on. It's hard to sit it trough due the talking going on. But on the other hand, such flicks are out of order nowadays. Only available on NTSC VHS and really hard to get.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 1/5 Effects 0/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5

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