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Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue (1974)

R | | Crime, Drama | August 1974 (USA)
A young black student accidentally films a crooked cop committing a murder. He then follows the cop around, filming more of his illegal activities.

Director:

Dennis McGuire

Writers:

Dennis McGuire, Paul Tyner (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Moriarty ... Herbert G. Rucker
Eric Laneuville ... Lamont
Paul Sorvino ... Ring
Earl Hindman ... Garrity
Linda Scruggs Linda Scruggs ... Stacy
Bruce Kornbluth Bruce Kornbluth ... Buddy
Anthony Charnota Anthony Charnota ... Sal
Fred Burrell Fred Burrell ... Teacher
Lynda Wescott Lynda Wescott ... Hattie
Val Pringle Val Pringle ... Wardell
Buck Buchanan Buck Buchanan ... Mark S. Johnson
George DiCenzo ... George
Molly McGreevy Molly McGreevy ... Salesgirl
Michael Shannon ... Purcell
Joella Deffenbaugh Joella Deffenbaugh ... Brenda
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A young black student accidentally films a crooked cop committing a murder. He then follows the cop around, filming more of his illegal activities.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R

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Gritty, atmospheric look at a good-turned-bad cop

Though it has a low-budget look and feel to it, this film works well with Michael Moriarty as a well-respected-turned crooked cop who murders a purse snatcher in cold blood, unaware that a black college student documented the whole thing on film. He then takes advantage of the situation and films more of the cop's illicit activities.

The supporting cast is also excellent as well: Paul Sorvino as a disgruntled lawyer, Earl Hindman as Moriarty's laid-back detective pal Garrity and Anthony Charnota as pool hustler Sal. It's too bad this film has fallen into obscurity, though.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1974 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Shawnee, Kansas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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