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Slaughter (1972)

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Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Brown ... Slaughter
Stella Stevens ... Ann
Rip Torn ... Dominic Hoffo
Cameron Mitchell ... A.W. Price
Don Gordon ... Harry
Marlene Clark ... Kim
Robert Phillips ... Frank
Marion Brash Marion Brash ... Jenny
Norman Alfe Norman Alfe ... Mario Felice
Eddie Lo Russo Eddie Lo Russo ... Little Al (as Eddie LoRusso)
Buddy Garion ... Eddie
Roger Cudney ... Gio (as Roger C. Cudney)
Lance Hool ... Intern (as Lance Winston)
Juan José Laboriel Juan José Laboriel ... Uncle (as Juan Jose Laboriel)
Francisca López de Laboriel Francisca López de Laboriel ... Aunt (as Francisca Lopes De Laboriel)
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Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.

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Slaughter will blow your mind... clean out of your head! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1974 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill Julian Drake See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of Jim Brown's three favorite films he starred in: the other two are "The Dirty Dozen" and "Mars Attacks!". See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of the film, Slaughter's father is seen sitting in his car, turns the key, and it explodes. The entire car is engulfed in flames, which shoot 20 feet into the air; the camera lingers on the inferno. The very next scene, we see Slaughter sitting in the ER. The doctor comes out of surgery and tells him that his father didn't make it. I'll say...the man was cremated. See more »

Quotes

Harry: You're really far out, you know that? I mean we go out to that house and let them know we are lookin' to get killed, and all of a sudden your sittin' on top of the world like your King Shit! Man, you're weird Slaughter, I mean goddammit, you're just weird!
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Featured in Jim Brown: All American (2002) See more »

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Theme from Slaughter
Written and performed by Billy Preston
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Not exactly blaxsploitation but still pretty good.
24 June 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Yes, the film stars Jim Brown and yes he kicks a lot of butt. However, I don't think I'd classify this as a 'blaxsploitation film'. That's because the film is mostly set in Mexico and the good guys are the government. This is definitely NOT a battle between Black and White America, but our hero, Brown, is solidly on the side of 'the Man'; i.e., the government.

The film begins with the family of former Green Beret, Brown, being killed by mobsters. As a result, he goes on a one-man mission to kill mobsters. However, this ends up causing problems because he blunders into a covert government operation and the real bad guy gets away. So, Brown agrees to go to Mexico and work with the feds to settle the score. The plot ends up being rather mindless--with Brown shooting and punching as well as mobsters killing each other off like mad. However, it's enjoyable and time-passing mindless.

This film is blessed with a very good supporting cast. The seldom recognized Don Gordon (star of countless TV shows), Cameron Mitchell, Stella Stevens and Rip Torn are all on hand to give the film some good acting, so that all the weight of the film doesn't rest on Brown just killing people! Worth watching but not life changing.


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