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Time Out says

Renowned for its Isaac Hayes score, and as the first mainstream, commercially successful film about a black private eye, Parks' film is a hip, cool, entertaining thriller that in fact never really says very much at all about the Black experience in America; rather, it merely takes the traditional crime-fighting hero, paints him black, and sets him down in a world populated by more blacks than Hollywood movies were used to. Roundtree turns in a strong performance, investigating a racketeer's criminal activities, while at the same time trying to find the man's kidnapped daughter.
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Release Details

  • Duration:100 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Gordon Parks
  • Screenwriter:John DF Black, Ernest Tidyman
  • Cast:
    • Charles Cioffi
    • Christopher St John
    • Richard Roundtree
    • Lawrence Pressman
    • Gwenn Mitchell
    • Moses Gunn
    • Victor Arnold
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