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The Black Godfather (1974)





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The heroes of this film are members of an African American criminal organization. They're not averse to robbery and murder, but they do draw the line at narcotics. When the Mafia infiltrates the 'hood with dangerous drugs, the Black Godfather orders his minions to put an end to this perfidy.

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John Alderman
as Cockroach
Ernie Banks
as Cabbage
Ken Bell
as Eddie
Tony Burton
as Sonny Spyder Brown
Kathryn Jackson
as Mrs. Brown
Damu King
as Diablo
Charles Lampkin
as Danny's Father
Duncan McLeod
as Lt. Joe Sterling
Tom Scott
as Newscaster
Anny Gree
as Honey
Dion Jackson
as Man in Phone Booth
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I dig mob well as Blaxploitation films..and on the occasions that the two would mix, I have been pleased. But that is not quite the case here. This is a run-of-the-mill effort in both genres. What we get here is the typical story of a street punk who goes from rags to riches and works his way up the ladder to criminal stardom. There's turf wars, drug trades, and a push to force the Man out of the ghetto. Even such a basic and well worn premise can still make for a good movie if done right. But here, the results are just basic, cookie cutter formula rehashings. It's not even that engaging or memorable of a movie. It does try a little bit, but not nearly enough. At least the music is decent though. That's probably the best part, really. If not for that, this would be even more forgettable.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer


An idealistic black gangster organizes the ghetto to push out the white dope dealers. Surprisingly talky and fairly forgettable; the plot just barely keeps you interested in watching to the end.

Greg S
Greg S

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