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Black Listed (2003)

Disillusioned lawyers band together to dispense their own brand of justice on the city's worst criminals.

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Robert Townsend

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Robert Townsend
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Townsend ... Alan Chambers
Harry Lennix ... Karl Bennett
Vanessa Williams ... J.W.
Calvin Levels ... Trouble Truman
Eugene Lee Eugene Lee ... Derrick Cox
Dick Anthony Williams ... Missouri
John Dennis Johnston ... Lt. Rayson (as J.D. Johnston)
Keith Amos Keith Amos ... Kushon Barnes
Richard Lawson ... Agent Gordon
Victoria Rowell ... Patricia Chambers
Kore'n Anderson Kore'n Anderson ... Speed
Derrick Jones Derrick Jones ... Jail House (as Ski-Ter Jones)
Bobby McGee ... Officer Gaby
Gary Clancy Gary Clancy ... Officer Shamrock
Angelle Brooks ... Marcella
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Disillusioned lawyers band together to dispense their own brand of justice on the city's worst criminals.

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When the law crosses the line


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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alan's Experiment See more »

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Greenlight Productions See more »
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Color
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Janet MacLachlan's last TV and film role. See more »

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I'm Running
Composed by J. Swift (as John Martinez)
Performed by J. Swift
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Hard to believe Townsend did this
13 September 2010 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Watching "Black Listed", you might think that this was a project by a first-time, inexperienced director. But this was actually made by Robert Townsend, who has had plenty of film experience since his breakthrough feature "Hollywood Shuffle" in the '80s. You'd never guess it, because this is a real amateurish production. The fact that it was filmed in widescreen but presented fullscreen on the DVD (meaning that people's heads are cut off at the sides), may be not Townsend's fault, but everything else is. The movie is badly shot, looking very grainy and like a fourth-generation bootleg. The screenplay is bad, taking no time to set up the characters and the situation at the beginning of the movie, and being vague on details throughout. The acting by everyone is remarkably bad. And Townsend brings in no production values. There are even goofs like seeing the squib cables in a scene where someone gets shot. Again, it's hard to believe a professional like Townsend could make such a terrible movie like this. I'd really like to see a documentary about the making of this movie - it would surely be more entertaining than the movie itself.


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