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Black Eye (1974)

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

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Miss Francis
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Cynthia
Floy Dean ...
Diane Davis
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Talbot
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Lt. Bill Bowen
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Reverend Avery (as Larry Mann)
Bret Morrison ...
Max Majors
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Chess (as Frank Stell)
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Vera Brownmiller
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Lindy
Eugene Elman ...
Siegal (as Gene Elman)
Wayne Sutherland ...
Worm
Jim Malinda ...
Pusher
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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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Whenever the cane turns up, someone turns up dead. Black Eye knows why. See more »

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25 August 1979 (Portugal)  »

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Con tanti cari... cadaveri detective Stone  »

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Theatrical film debut of Belinda Balaski. See more »

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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 See 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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