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      The Black Godfather

      R Released Oct 9, 1974 1 hr. 36 min. Crime Drama Action List
      Reviews 16% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A black gangster and his cohorts attempt to keep Mafia-controlled drug pushers out of their neighborhood. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Dec 13 Buy Now

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      evan g Coppola this isn't, although Rod Perry has some gravitas and Don Chastain is a good heel. Ultimately I've "seen far better...seen far worse" 70's blaxploitation flicks. Musical giant Jimmy Witherspoon of all people plays a gangster. Good soundtrack. Worth a look on a slow night I suppose. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review delysid d i enjoyed the film but i wasnt exactly blown away by it; not as good as truck turner Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/17/18 Full Review Audience Member Kinda scraping the bottom of the barrel with my Blaxploitation selections this time around, and this one isn't any sort of exception, with only a few interesting moments to set it apart from the rest of the crowd. Rental? Maybe? Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Review coming soon to Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Don't let your mouth overload your ass. JJ is a black crime boss that is slowly taking over the entire neighborhood. One of the drugs creeping through his neighborhood is heroine. When JJ does some digging, he discovers the source of the heroine is a rival crime boss in a small corner of an area he doesn't control. JJ decides to extend the reach of his gang and squeeze the heroine dealer out of business. The heroine dealer will not go out quietly. "You pimp everything and everybody in the neighborhood." John Evans, director of Speeding up Time, Blackjack, and the upcoming The Accident, delivers The Black Godfather. The storyline for this picture is fairly straightforward and not overly imaginative. The action scenes were okay and the script was fairly clever. The acting was below par and the cast includes Rod Perry, Tony Burton, Damu King, and Jimmy Witherspoon. "I'll fuck you for it." "Close your eyes and pretend it's me." I watched this off Netflix as another potentially interesting Blaxploitation film. I found it just okay with some nice characters and action scenes but a cliché plot and direction. Overall, I recommend seeing this maybe once but it definitely isn't a classic addition to the genre. "I'm the man that recognizes talent." Grade: C- Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Watch this on Netflix with subtitles on. The plot has potential but is poorly executed. Most of the screen time is talkin' and walkin'. But the best part is definitely the description of the music in the subtitles. Not that it saves the movie or anything, but it does add an extra star or so of amusement. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A black gangster and his cohorts attempt to keep Mafia-controlled drug pushers out of their neighborhood.
      John Evans
      Executive Producer
      Jerry Gross
      John Evans
      Production Co
      Cougnar Productions
      Crime, Drama, Action
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 9, 1974, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 11, 2016
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