The Klansman (1974)
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|Genre:||Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics|
|Directed By:||Terence Young, Cameron Mitchell, David Huddleston, Ed Call, Lee Marvin, Linda Evans, Lola Falana, Luciana Paluzzi, O.J. Simpson, Richard Burton|
|Written By:||William Bradford Huie, Samuel Fuller, Millard Kaufman|
|In Theaters:||Jan 1, 1974 Wide|
|On DVD:||Sep 30, 2003|
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as Rev. Josh Franklin
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BLAND FILM CENTERING ON RACISM IN THE SOUTH AND THE KKK. SURPRISINGLY HIGH CALIBRE CAST WITH RICHARD BURTON AND LEE MARVIN. THE FILM IS JUST BLAND, NOTHING MUCH TO OFFER. THE PLOT ISN'T VERY INTERESTING.
Hey kids let's play a little game shall we? It's called word association. You know, dog is to bark as cat is to meow. Got it? OK. Let's try one.
Pam Grier is to Quentin Tarantino as Lola Falana is to, yup, you guessed it. Me. So when people panned Lady Cocoa, I just sat there like whoooaaa, Lola... :D
So it would be without a doubt that when I got my hands on this film that I wouldn't pan it. I'm not going to tell you the story as the title is pretty much self explanatory. Instead, I'm going to explain my rating.
First you got Lee Marvin. Now Lee's just badass to begin with but you add Lola with him and damn you got a tag team there. Now you have to subtract the O.J. Simpson effect. Granted he does do a pretty good job playing a pissed off, rebellious killer (hmmmmm) it's still O.J. freakin Simpson. The one man who single handedly destroyed the Naked Gun series.
So you do some random math and you come out to 6 of 10. But a damn good film. Watch it!!
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