Mean Johnny Barrows (1975)

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A Vietnam War veteran (Fred Williamson) is discharged from the Army, and becomes involved with mobsters when he is unable to find a job. The gang uses him on a job when one of the thugs (Roddy McDowall) and his girlfriend (Jenny Sherman) decide to provoke a gang war.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Atlas

Cast

Fred Williamson
as Johnny Barrows
Roddy McDowall
as Tony Da Vince
Stuart Whitman
as Mario Racconi
Luther Adler
as Don Racconi
Aaron Banks
as Capt. O'Malley
Anthony Caruso
as Don Da Vinci
Mike Henry (I)
as Carlo Da Vinci
Elliott Gould
as The Professor
R.G. Armstrong
as Richard
Mike Henry
as Carlo Da Vinci
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Critic Reviews for Mean Johnny Barrows

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May 30, 2001
AV Club
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Audience Reviews for Mean Johnny Barrows

I was kinda sad to find that this unseen Fred Willamson flick was more of a great trailer than a great movie, as there's not a helluva lot of action until the final reel, ad it's something of a slog to get to that action, if I'm being really honest here. Pass? Unless you're a completist for the Blaxploitation stuff or Williamson.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Mean Johnny Barrows is a fun slice of 70's blaxploitation films. It has a corny plot, plenty of violence, mobsters, hot women, and more. What's not to love about such a combination? If you enjoy the corny films of this era, this one is worth watching because it might be stupid, but it sure is a lot of fun to watch.

Keenan Sullivan
Keenan Sullivan
½

Not a bad film, had a point, but low budget filming thats for sure. Johnny is a vietnam vet who earns a dishoronable discharge and is sent back to the states where in 1970 not only is hard for a black man to get a job but a vet with a BCD, no way, so he joins the underworld in order to square things with a rival mob gang. Its Black Exploration at its height. And you only have to sit thur 90 minutes. I give it 3 1/2 stars.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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