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Tick...Tick...Tick... (1970)

Tick...Tick...Tick... (1970)






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This comedy drama finds Jimmy Price (Jim Brown) winning the sheriff's election in a small Southern town over the longtime incumbent John Little (George Kennedy). From Mayor Parks (Fredric March) on down, the new lawman must prove himself worthy of the people who elected him the first black sheriff in town. He chooses a black deputy (Richard Elkins) and deals with the hippie Benny (Don Stroud) and the black power militant George Harvey (Bernie Casey). Jimmy's power and patience are stretched to the limit when a spoiled rich kid (Bob Random) gets drunk and kills a young boy with his car. The soundtrack contains ten mostly forgettable songs inserted by the head of MGM's music division, Mike Curb.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: James Lee Barrett
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Jim Brown
as Jimmy Price
Don Stroud
as Bengy Springer
Janet MacLachlan
as Mary Price
Richard Elkins
as Bradford Wilkes
Clifton James
as D.J. Rankin
Bob Random
as John Braddock
Mills Watson
as Deputy Joe Warren
Bernie Casey
as George Harley
Anthony James
as H.C. Tolbert
Dub Taylor
as Junior
Karl Swenson
as Braddock
Barry Cahill
as Bob Braddock
Anne Whitfield
as Mrs. Dawes
Bill Walker
as John Sawyer
Dan Frazer
as Ira Jackson
Leonard O. Smith
as Fred Price
Renny Roker
as Shoeshine Boy
Paulene Myers
as Mrs. Harley
Dino Washington
as Randy Harley
Calvin Brown Jr.
as Harrison Harley
Beverly Taylor
as Sara Jean
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All Critics (2)

Not just an earnest race drama, but also a fascinating example of how social issues were addressed cinematically in an earlier era.

Full Review… | March 25, 2012
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February 2, 2013

Audience Reviews for Tick...Tick...Tick...


Good drama movie about racism.This film is very under rated due to it's message hitting hard with few punches pulled.Brown gives a very good performance here and so do all the other actors.I like the cinematography color here,very crisp and eye pleasing.The screenplay is a little bland but does not ruin the movie at all.Not for people who do not like seeing the truth about the ugliness of prejudice and corruption from BOTH races.....

Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

A true classic from the sevanties...captures to glory of segregation back in the days... I saw this again on VHS recently...an old guy that had a whole lot of classic cinema stuff, let me see it...You have got to see this...so you can FEEL how stupid racism is. Get it..if you can FIND it!

Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer

This one was a cable recording that finally gave me the chance to cross another Blaxploitation title off my list. An interesting look at what happens in a small town when a black man is elected sheriff over the long time white sheriff, and how they both do their best to smooth out the edges as one eases into office.

It's interesting because they both come across as sympathetic characters and make a strong case for how much they care about the community and keeping the peace.

Well worth a look.

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