Jive Turkey (1976)


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Italian mobsters go to war with black hoodlums, turning the streets of Harlem into an all-out war zone as both sides call on their best assassins to level the playing field. Feared crime boss Big Tony (Frank DeKova) isn't about to give up his turf without a fight, even if it means calling on his most unpredictable assassin - a psychotic transvestite who makes lethal use of her high-heeled shoes.

Rating: R
Genre: Classics , Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Fredricka Decosta , Elizabeth Ransom
On DVD: Oct 14, 2008
Cheezy Flicks Entertainment


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The Italian mafia tries to horn in on the ghetto numbers business in 1956 Chicago. Stars Paul Harris and Frank DeKova are too good for this incoherent, exploitative, and occasionally incompetent period blaxploitation picture that features a transvestite hit man.

Greg S

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This film should get 6 stars, its that good. First Black Film that I can say I truly enjoyed. Also know by the title Baby Needs A New Pair Of Shoes. This is one movie that is very believable. This is about blacks and Italians fight over the same turf. Scenes were real and actors were great. Even the great Chicago Cub player Ernie Banks was in the movie. Also Frank DeKove who was Chief Wild Eagle in F Troop, And how can a movie be bad with an actor like Onezene 'Ben' Geyen in it, with a name like that???? It was his only movie. Its worth the watch.

Bruce Bruce

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