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Panther (1995)

R | | Drama | 3 May 1995 (USA)
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A dramatized account of the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense.

Director:

Mario Van Peebles

Writers:

Melvin Van Peebles (novel), Melvin Van Peebles (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kadeem Hardison ... Judge
Bokeem Woodbine ... Tyrone
Joe Don Baker ... Brimmer
Courtney B. Vance ... Bobby Seale
Tyrin Turner ... Cy
Marcus Chong ... Huey Newton
Anthony Griffith ... Eldridge Cleaver
Bobby Brown ... Rose
Angela Bassett ... Dr. Betty Shabazz
Nefertiti ... Alma
James Russo ... Rodgers
Jenifer Lewis ... Rita
Chris Rock ... Yuck Mouth
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Pruitt
Michael Wincott ... Tynan
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Storyline

Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some points. Written by Qawi Robinson

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From the director of "New Jack City" and "Posse" See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Goofs

At the school, when they are rallying for more members. See more »

Quotes

Nervous cop: [Panthers approach Oakland Cops beating a man outside a night club with a large crowd observing] So uh Huey, So what's your telephone number?
Huey Newton: I confirmed with you my address that's all I'm required by California law, we ain't broken no laws!
Nervous cop: Then what are you doing with that gun?
Huey Newton: Well what are you doing with yours?
Nervous cop: Let me see that rifle son!
Huey Newton: No! This is my private property! According to California Law, we have a constitutional right to bear arms!
Grove Street cop: [to Crowd intrigued by Panthers] Move Along, go about ...
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Connections

Featured in Various Artists: Freedom (1995) See more »

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Performed by MVP and the Schaefer Brothers
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Wonderful, an eye-opener
6 May 2000 | by deathdracoSee all my reviews

'Panther' is a superb movie, Exposing the Black Panther Party for what it was before Eldridge Clever took over. It is disturbing, with a lot of blood and swearing, but it tells (most of) the truth, the side no one wants to listen to, that no one wants to believe. Marcus Chong's portrayal of Huey P. Newton is the best part, showing the Revolutionary in a light people never see. Marcus Chong made him a person that people can identify with, carrying his immortality to our modern world. Bravo.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Berkeley, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,354,847, 7 May 1995

Gross USA:

$6,834,525

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,834,525
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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