Panther (1995)


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This fictionalized history chronicles the far-reaching changes effected by the radical group, the Black Panthers, during the late 1960s. The Panthers frequently used violence to drive home the fact that African-Americans did not have the same civil rights as others. FBI head J. Edgar Hoover was convinced that the Panthers were the most dangerous organization in the US, and much of this somewhat episodic film centers on the Panther's battles with the organization, which tried to infiltrate and … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Melvin Van Peebles
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On DVD: Dec 22, 1998
PolyGram Video



as Bobby Seale

as Brimmer

as Huey Newton

as Eldridge Cleaver

as Betty Shabazz

as Rodgers

as Drinker No. 1

as Dorsett

as Bernadette

as Little Bobby

as Boy on Bike

as Bernadette

as Reverend Slocum

as Gene McKinney

as Sergeant Schreck

as Patrolman

as Cynical Jail Bird

as White Hippie

as Bret Schaefer

as Pregnant Junkie

as Lombard

as Prison Guard

as Berkley Campus Singe...

as Berkeley Campus Sing...

as Berkeley Campus Sing...

as Berkeley Campus Sing...

as Brother at Meeting

as Mr. Yang

as Grove Street Cop

as Grove Street Cop

as Recruit

as Recruit

as Pushy Reporter

as Cop at Ramparts

as Singer at Punk Panth...

as Denzil Dowell

as Mrs. Dowell

as Deputy

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Governor Reagan

as Reporter at Capitol

as Guard at Capitol

as Defense Attorney

as Hoover's Aide

as Girl Buying Drugs

as Pregnant Junkie

as Blind Man

as Cop at Gas Station

as Reporter at Police S...

as Cop at Line Up

as Avakian

as Cop at Panther Offic...

as Baby-Faced Cop

as Nervous Cop

as Prison Guard

as Charles Garry

as Bodyguard

as Kathleen Cleaver

as Stokely Carmichael

as Prosecutor

as Angry Cop

as Band at Barbecue
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Panther


GREAT movie! This film truly is a piece of history. If you have any interest whatsoever in Black history, you have to watch this movie. Just a warning though, the language is extremely intense in the movie. The F-bomb and "N word" get thrown around every other sentence. Obscenities aside, this film is quite educational.

I saw this movie in late 80"s I believe. It was very, very instrumental to my situation. At the time my older brother had been preaching (he wasn't a preacher, though) about the main reasons drugs were being introduced to the Black community, however, despite this knowing and belief, my brother was also a user. After seeing this movie I began to understand what my brother had been preaching to me was indeed his and many Black Americans' nightmare. He was living this movie. Thank God, he never got as bad as Bobby Brown in the movie. "Panther" not only warns the Black Community, It is an eye opener for blacks, whites, browns and whoever will listen. This master- conjured- up- plan truly did back-fire. Excellent, directing, casting, etc. A must see.

Michael Pittman

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