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Drop Squad (1994)




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In this politically- and racially-themed satire, Bruford Jackson Jr. (Eriq LaSalle) is an African-American advertising man working for a major agency who has been assigned to campaigns selling Mumblin' Jack Malt Liquor and General Otis' Fried Chicken (complete with the Confederate flag on the bucket) to the black community. Bruford swallows his misgivings and goes along with his employer's wishes for the sake of his high-paying job. One day, Bruford is visited by the D.R.O.P. Squad (D.R.O.P. standing for "Deprogramming and Restoration Of Pride"). The Squad leader, Rocky Seavers (Vondie Curtis-Hall), uses extreme but non-violent psychological methods to teach African-Americans who are helping to destroy their community the error of their ways. However, his partner Garvey (Ving Rhames) has started to wonder if non-violence is really the best way to deal with the enemies of the Black community. Drop Squad was executive produced by Spike Lee, who also makes a cameo appearance endorsing the new "Gospel-Pak" of General Otis' Fried Chicken (complete with bible verses on the napkins).more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: David Taylor, David C. Johnson, Butch Robinson
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On DVD: Feb 23, 1999
MCA Universal Home Video


Eriq La Salle
as Bruford Jamison Jr.
Vondie Curtis-Hall
as Rocky Seavers
Eric Payne
as Stokely
Crystal R. Fox
as Dwania Alia
Nicole Powell
as Lenora Jamison
Afemo Omilami
as Berl `Flip' Mangum
Tico Wells
as Fat Money
Spike Lee
as Himself
Fran Carter
as Ruth Jamison
Donna Biscoe
as Rosette Johnson
Ed Wheeler
as Counterman
Maggie Rush
as Detective Atkins
Ray Aranha
as Bruford Jamison Sr.
Paula Kelly
as Aunt Tilly
Tim Hutchinson
as Detective Johnson
Gary Yates
as Lucas `Stink' Jones
Mark Kennerly
as Chris Burgess
Dawanna Kyles
as Janet Evans
Arthur French
as Vernon Dobbs
Charnele Brown
as Kyra Washington
Rod Garr
as Willie Morris
Charlie Brown
as Uncle Frank Jamison
Charles Weldon
as Uncle Omar
Michael H. Moss
as Mr. Griggs
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