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Emma Mae (1976)

R | | Drama | 1976 (USA)
A native young girl from the South moves in with her relatives in a Los Angeles ghetto. At first she is made fun of, but eventually she is accepted and plots to rob a bank to raise bail ... See full summary »

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Jamaa Fanaka

Writer:

Jamaa Fanaka
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jerri Hayes Jerri Hayes ... Emma Mae
Ernest Williams II Ernest Williams II ... Jesse Amos
Charles D. Brooks III Charles D. Brooks III ... Ezekiel 'Zeke' Johnson
Leopoldo Mandeville Leopoldo Mandeville ... Chay
Malik Carter Malik Carter ... 'Big Daddy' Johnson
Eddie Allen Eddie Allen ... James
Gammy Burdett Gammy Burdett ... Daisy Stansell
Teri Taylor Teri Taylor ... Dara Stansell
Synthia Saint James Synthia Saint James ... Ulika Stansell (as Synthia James)
Robert Slaughter Robert Slaughter ... Devo
Eddy C. Dyer Eddy C. Dyer ... Huari Stansell (as Eddy Dyer)
Laetitia Burdett Laetitia Burdett ... Melik Stansell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Barrese Michael Barrese ... Cop at carwash
Stephanie A. Bell Stephanie A. Bell ... Hun-ee
Pam Belson Pam Belson ... Girl at party
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Storyline

A native young girl from the South moves in with her relatives in a Los Angeles ghetto. At first she is made fun of, but eventually she is accepted and plots to rob a bank to raise bail money for her new boyfriend, who is a jailed drug dealer. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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She's Rough'n Tough - Don't Take No Stuff See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Sister's Revenge See more »

Filming Locations:

Compton, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bob-Bea Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Emma Mae was inspired by one of Jamaa Fanaka's cousins. See more »

Quotes

Emma Mae: Look at him! A man who goes on about gang wars and can't even hold his own against a woman!
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Featured in TCM Underground: Emma Mae/Penitentiary (2008) See more »

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I'm In Love With You,
Written by H.B. Barnum, Walter Johnson, Vanderbilt and Clay
Vocal by Keisa Brown
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Low exploitation blaxploitation
7 October 1999 | by Mark_D-2See all my reviews

A low budget film, somewhat less exploitive than most of the blaxploitation films of its time, "Emma Mae" tells the story of a young woman from a small town in the south who comes to live with her relatives in the city after being orphaned, who falls in love with a young hood who gets her to commit crimes for him. The film does have some nice touches. It manages to catch the feel of the inner city of the 1970's far better than some of the slicker productions of its era. But the script lets the rest of the movie down (it's just too hard to believe that these people can commit these crimes so easily, and without much fear of getting. I really wish I could have liked it better.


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