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Time Out says

Colourful recreation of Melvin Van Peebles’ struggles making the radical black breakthrough film ‘Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song’ in 1971, dramatised by his son Mario, who like dad puts himself centre-frame as the cigar-chomping go-it-alone tyrant (a young Mario in turn appears in the film, taking notes for posterity). Part history lesson, part payback, part tribute, it hasn’t the original film’s psychotic verve, but it’s a useful accessory.
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Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 10 June 2005
  • Duration:108 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Mario Van Peebles
  • Cast:
    • Mario Van Peebles
    • David Alan Grier
    • Rainn Wilson
    • Paul Rodriguez
    • Khleo Thomas
    • Ossie Davis
    • Nia Long
    • Melvin Van Peebles
    • Joy Bryant
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