Black Caesar [Blu-ray] [1973]

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  • Release Date: 09/22/2015
  • Rating: R
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Black Caesar
Cult director Larry Cohen (It's Alive) directed this violent blaxploitation film. Nasty racist John McKinney cripples a black shoeshine boy, who grows up to be Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson), the Godfather of Harlem. The crimelord now has his tormentor McKinney (Art Lund) in his pocket, based on the cop's mob ties. Tommy's traitorous girlfriend Helen (Gloria Hendry) hands over the evidence, and McKinney moves in for the kill. But he may have underestimated the violent Tommy, who makes him shine his shoes in blackface while singing "Mammy." Rick Baker provided makeup effects, and James Brown did the music for this bloody oddity, followed the same year by Hell Up in Harlem. Cohen and Williamson got together 23 years later for an interesting (if unsuccessful) attempt at reviving the genre, Original Gangstas. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Allen Balley - Sport
  • Margaret Avery
    Margaret Avery
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    Myrna Hansen - Virginia Coleman
  • Gloria Hendry
    Gloria Hendry - Helen
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    Larry Lurin - Carlos

Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible and informative movie


    The cast of stars, who include Fred Williamson, are excellent in this movie. The movie is incredible, plus the soundtrack is outstanding. I loved the music as it depicts life, in the ghetto. Real R&B at its best. Rap artists today wish they could have talent like these musicians.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the great 70's Blaxploitation Films

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    Great movie with tons of action and a thumping soundtrack by the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown! A must-have for 1970's film buffs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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