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The Black Gestapo (1975)

General Ahmed has started an inner-city People's Army to try and relieve the misery of the citizens of Watts. When the locals are put under increasing pressure by Mafia thugs, Ahmed's ... See full summary »

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Lee Frost

Writers:

Lee Frost (screenplay), Wes Bishop (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Rod Perry ... General Ahmed
Charles Robinson ... Colonel Kojah (as Charles P. Robinson)
Phil Hoover Phil Hoover ... Vito
Edward Cross Edward Cross ... Delmay (as Ed Cross)
Angela Brent Angela Brent ... Marsha
Wes Bishop Wes Bishop ... Ernest
Lee Frost Lee Frost ... Vincent
Donna Young ... White Whore (as Dona Desmond)
Charles Howerton ... Joe
Rai Tasco Rai Tasco ... Dr. Lisk
David Bryant David Bryant ... Dope Pusher
J. Christopher Sullivan J. Christopher Sullivan ... T.V. Owner
Susan Randolph Susan Randolph ... Vincent's Girl
Colin Male ... Newscaster
Gene Russell Gene Russell ... Gambler
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General Ahmed has started an inner-city People's Army to try and relieve the misery of the citizens of Watts. When the locals are put under increasing pressure by Mafia thugs, Ahmed's second-in-command Colonel Kojah asks for permission to start a protection squad to take more direct action. Ahmed fears this protection squad will just turn into a vigilante mob, and his prediction soon proves correct. Will Ahmed be able to wrest control back from the power-mad Kojah, or will he be the mob's next victim? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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They are the Ghetto Warriors... some call them The Black Gestapo See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Gen. Ahmed: You jive ass NIGGER! You've been SHIT from the very beginning.
Col. Kojah: Alright, now you listen to me, I don't want to waste you ONLY because I feel sorry for you. YOU and every other do-gooder like you. Where you're wrong and where you've always been wrong is that you fight with weakness and begging. We are fighting with strength and we will win. Now I will give you enough money for your food and your clinic, nothing more. You go feed the poor, General, that's what you're good at.
Gen. Ahmed: And you feel sorry for ...
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Great badfilm, if you can stomach it
16 January 1999 | by joganSee all my reviews

A funky 1970's blacksploitation film with Charles Robinson, probably best known for playing the fileperson Mac on "Night Court". Robinson plays an officer in the "People's Army", a group of blacks given a grant by the white community to help the disadvantaged in a section of L.A. Following the assault of a nurse working at the Army hospital and some violence in local African-American-owned businesses, Robinson asks the general of the People's Army (Rod Perry) for a few men to embrace violence against a white crime syndicate operating in the city. He then takes the group in his own direction, dressing them up in Nazi uniforms and training them in all levels of combat, finally running the syndicate out of town. However, the group becomes a bit mad with power and ends up simply taking over the duties of the syndicate, abusing the community even more. Perry, who plays the general of the less radical People's Army, now must break into the compound of Robinson's Black Gestapo alone and use his wits to put an end to the mayhem. While the plot seems okay, what makes this a "bad" movie is its production. Most of the actors fall short of adequate in believability, and the movie seems more interested in showing off nudity than talent anyway. The individual members of the white crime syndicate are hilariously bad, as are the comparisons the film tries to make between the Nazis and the black militant group, such as when the entire group is raising their fists and repeatedly shouting "Vengeance!", the movie overdubs a sound clip of Hitler's Nazis repeatedly screaming "Seig Heil!". The boo-chikka-boo-chikka guitar music kind of completes the picture. Also, it seems like when the Black Gestapo gets together, all they really want to do is have sex with white women, which was kind of puzzling. There is absolutely nothing of any value to this movie, unless you like watching prostitutes get abused, black people marching around in Nazi uniforms shouting "Vengeance!", and a gangster's genitalia being cut off with a razor while he takes a bath. Actually, based on that, it's probably worth seeing. Watch it for a laugh, if you can stand it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Enforcers See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Saber Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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