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Black Eye (1974)

PG | | Action, Crime | 17 May 1974 (USA)
Private detective investigated a series of murders connected with a drug ring in Venice, California.


Jack Arnold


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




Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Williamson ... Shep Stone
Maree Cheatham ... Elyse Ryan (as Marie Cheatham)
Rosemary Forsyth ... Miss Francis
Teresa Graves ... Cynthia
Floy Dean Floy Dean ... Diane Davis
Richard Anderson ... Dole
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


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 »


Action | Crime


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Final film of Cyril Delevanti. See more »


Dole: California... huh... you're all freaks here.
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He's BLACK... and a Private EYE... get it???
23 July 2005 | by hokeybuttSee all my reviews

BLACK EYE (2 outta 5 stars) Unimaginatively-filmed '70s action movie looks like it was made for TV... only the occasional cuss word and a subplot about lesbianism tip you off that the movie was actually made to be shown in theatres. Fred Williamson plays a tough guy ex-cop who becomes a tough guy private eye. He stumbles upon a couple of murders and attempted murders linked to a mysterious cane. There are some fistfights, a Bullit-inspired car chase, a fairly original elevator scene and even time for Williamson to confront the rich, lesbian lover of his girlfriend (Teresa Graves). There is also a scene with Williamson bullying a poor old man by tearing up some priceless old autographed photos in his memorabilia shop. Yeah, way to go, tough guy... maybe you can find a cripple to beat up later? Obviously meant to cash in on the success of "Shaft" (this and about six thousand other movies), this movie doesn't have enough edge or enough originality to make much of an impression.

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