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Book of Numbers (1973)

Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.

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Credited cast:
... Blueboy Harris
... Dave Green
... Kelly Simms
Hope Clarke ... Pigmeat Goins
Gilbert Green
Frank DeSal ... (as Frank De Sal)
Sterling St. Jacques ... Kid Flick
... Billy Bowlegs
Willie Washinton Jr. ... Makepeace Johnson
Doug Finell ... Eggy
Willie Washington Jr. ... Makepeace Johnson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Junebug
... Georgia Brown
David Magnuson ... Hoodlum #2
... Baliff (as Dan Owens)
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Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.

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Blue Boy's got the man's number..and takes it...at 600 to 1 See more »

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Crime | Drama

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13 January 1979 (Portugal)  »

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Blueboy & Companhia Lda.  »

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Film debut of Irma P. Hall. Director Raymond St. Jacques saw her speak at a poetry reading. He hired her to do publicity for the film, but was so impressed by her that he gave her a small role. Hall was a schoolteacher who had never acted before. See more »

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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 5 (1998) See more »

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He's Alright
Music and Lyrics by Al Schackman
Performed by Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Barbara Massey and Pat Kessee
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Young PMT in a classic blaxploitation film
7 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Philip Michael Thomas has probably only been seen by most audiences in the MIAMI VICE television series, the quintessential action TV show of the 80's. But prior to MIAMI VICE PMT was seen in quite a number of blaxploitation films in the 1970's. BOOK OF NUMBERS is nearly impossible to find but it's one of the best blaxploitation films from the 70's that I've seen and it's one of PMT's best early roles. The film is no holds barred in its depiction of African-American life in the 30's in the South and the language and violence is fairly intense. It's got great atmosphere, an interesting plot and lots of attitude (but when you're fighting the KKK anything goes!) If you enjoy these kinds of films I'd definitely recommend this one, and especially if you enjoy PMT's acting in MIAMI VICE, you'll love him in this.


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