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The Black Godfather (1974)

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J.J., a rising star in the black crime scene, is in the process of consolidating his power over the neighborhood. One of the only remaining obstacles is the white heroin cartel that is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Perry ... J. J.
Damu King Damu King ... Diablo
Don Chastain ... Tony Burton
Diane Sommerfield Diane Sommerfield ... Yvonne
Jimmy Witherspoon Jimmy Witherspoon ... Nate
Duncan McLeod Duncan McLeod ... Lt. Joe Sterling
Tony Burton ... Sonny Spyder Brown
Anny Green Anny Green ... Honey
John Alderman ... Cockroach
Betsee Finlee Betsee Finlee ... Junkie (as Betsy Finley)
Ken Bell Ken Bell ... Eddie
Cinque Attucks Cinque Attucks ... Winston
Tom Scott Tom Scott ... Newscaster
Ricardo Brown Ricardo Brown ... Danny
Kathryn Jackson Kathryn Jackson ... Mrs. Brown
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J.J., a rising star in the black crime scene, is in the process of consolidating his power over the neighborhood. One of the only remaining obstacles is the white heroin cartel that is understandably reluctant to abandon such a lucrative market. Tensions rise between the two rivals, and people on both sides get killed. Eventually, the matter is destined to come to an explosive confrontation. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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There's A New Godfather In Town... See more »

Genres:

Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Power to Spare See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cougnar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Tommy: [pointing to the house] Well, here it is. Let's rip it off.
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Nice try but no cigar!
20 August 2000 | by cfc_canSee all my reviews

This movie pretty much follows the same path of many others of it's ilk. A socially conscious hero (Rod Perry) tries to uproot evil in the neighborhood (i.e. drugs) through violent tactics and (of course) runs up against corrupt cops and the mob who (of course) are far more nasty than they are competent. The film has little to distinguish it. Most of the action is at the early 1970s TV show level. On the plus side, Rod Perry does occasionally manage to rise above the material and the opening theme song is pretty cool.


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