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Brothers (1977)

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Based loosely on the real-life relationship between political activist Angela Davis and convict-turned-author George Jackson, Brothers stars Bernie Casey as David Thomas, who begins corresponding with college professor and outspoken black activist Paula Jones (Vonetta McGee) after he's convicted of a crime he didn't commit. David's relationship with Paula gives him strength and insight as he tries to survive in the brutally violent and racist environment of prison. A great deal more serious and politically minded than most of the other "blaxploitation" films of its era, Brothers was directed by Arthur Barron, in a severe departure from his previous film, the sweet teenage love story Jeremy.

Cast

Bernie Casey
as David Thomas
Vonetta McGee
as Paula Jones
Ron O'Neal
as Walter Nance
Stu Gilliam
as Robinson
John Lehne
as Chief Guard McGee
Owen Pace
as Joshua
Joseph Havener
as Warden Leon
Dwan Smith
as Kendra
John Zaremba
as Judge #2
John Shay
as Judge #1
Samantha Harper
as Joan Kline
Richard Collins
as Davis Brother
Richard Peck
as Davis Brother
Mercedes Alberti
as Woman Guard
David Clover
as FBI Agent
Colin Male
as Court Clerk
David Shaw
as Newscaster
Dick Yarmy
as D.A. Wayne
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