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Trouble Man (1972)

A neighborhood "problem solver" is framed for murder by a couple of local crime bosses trying to get him out the way.

Director:

Ivan Dixon

Writer:

John D.F. Black
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hooks ... Mr. T
Paul Winfield ... Chalky
Ralph Waite ... Pete
William Smithers ... Captain Joe Marx (as Bill Smithers)
Paula Kelly ... Cleo
Julius Harris ... Big
Bill Henderson ... Jimmy
Wayne Storm Wayne Storm ... Frank
Akili Jones Akili Jones ... Chi
Vince Howard ... Preston
Stack Pierce Stack Pierce ... Collie
Lawrence Cook Lawrence Cook ... Buddy (as Larry Cook)
Virginia Capers ... Macy
Rick Ferrell Rick Ferrell ... Pindar
James 'Texas Blood' Brown James 'Texas Blood' Brown ... Wesley
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Storyline

It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool, loose, elegant Mr. T to fix things. Then, the masked manipulators set up the death of a collector for a rival gang lord. It looks like it's up to T to keep a gang war from breaking out, keep the police off his back, and earn his fee from Chalky and Pete. Then things get complicated. A pool hall, a boxing gym, women's well-furnished apartments, and the mean streets of L.A. give T room to sort out what seems from what is. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Mr. T is Cold Hard Steel! He'll Give You Peace of Mind... Piece by Piece! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (And How They Got That Way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Goofs

When Chalky and Pete are in the pool room waiting for T to finish his game, Chalky speaks without moving his lips. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bikini Baby: When am I gonna see you again, baby?
Mr. T: I'm gonna have to think about that, girl.
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox logo does not appear at the beginning. Instead we get an opening credit saying "Twentieth Century-Fox Presents". See more »

Connections

Featured in Trailer Trauma V: 70s Action Attack! (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Mess With Mister
T"" (uncredited)
Composed and performed by Marvin Gaye
Arranged by Jack Hayes and Leo Shuken
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"T" is Super Cool!!
12 August 2001 | by sfwbib424See all my reviews

Being a Baby Boomer I thought I had caught all or most of the Black-Exploitation movies! Somehow I missed Trouble Man! Robert Hooks who plays "T" had to be one of the coolest dudes I've ever seen! I wonder what Mr. Hooks (who's a serious and dramatic actor) thinks when looks back at this wonderful piece of art! Sound Track is great!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Trouble Man See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

JDF/B Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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