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Black Eye (1974)

Private detective investigated a series of murders connected with a drug ring in Venice, California.

Director:

Jack Arnold

Writers:

Mark Haggard (screenplay), Jim Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Williamson ... Shep Stone
Rosemary Forsyth ... Miss Francis
Teresa Graves ... Cynthia
Floy Dean Floy Dean ... Diane Davis
Richard Anderson ... Dole
Cyril Delevanti ... Talbot
Richard X. Slattery ... Lt. Bill Bowen
Larry D. Mann ... Reverend Avery (as Larry Mann)
Bret Morrison Bret Morrison ... Max Majors
Frank Ashmore ... Chess (as Frank Stell)
Nancy Fisher Nancy Fisher ... Vera Brownmiller
Teddy Wilson ... Lindy
Eugene Elman Eugene Elman ... Siegal (as Gene Elman)
Wayne Sutherland Wayne Sutherland ... Worm
Jim Malinda Jim Malinda ... Pusher
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Storyline

Fred Williamson stars as Stone, a Los Angeles-area private eye. After a movie star's funeral, the star's signature walking cane disappears. Stone discovers that the cane is somehow connected to a string of murders. Stone's investigation takes him onto a porn movie set and into a religious cult. A major subplot involves Stone's intermittent relationship with a young bisexual woman, and the tension therein. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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The name of the game is the cane of pain. See more »

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Action | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1979 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Con tanti cari... cadaveri detective Stone See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Theatrical film debut of Belinda Balaski. See more »

Quotes

Dole: California... huh... you're all freaks here.
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How does this count as a blaxploitation movie?
9 May 2014 | by Lee EisenbergSee all my reviews

I've read a lot about how Fred Williamson was one of the primary blaxploitation stars back in the '70s. His sideburns give him an extra cool look. He also appeared in "The Inglorious Bastards" (whose title Quentin Tarantino famously borrowed) and "From Dusk Til Dawn". "Black Eye" doesn't really come across as a blaxploitation flick. It's got some of the things generally associated with the genre, but it's too low-key to authentically belong in the same category as "Shaft" and "Superfly". Maybe it's just in the wrong hands: director Jack Arnold notably directed movies like "The Incredible Shrinking Man". It's not a bad movie but I don't think it correct to call it blaxploitation.


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