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About the Film
Tommy Gibbs (Williamson) has always had it tough. Growing up on the streets without a father and trying to make his mother proud, Tommy resorts to running "errands" for The Man. But when a crooked cop beats him up, Tommy realizes there's a better way to live: by making The Man deliver for him! Infiltrating and then destroying the infamous Cardoza family, Tommy takes over Manhattan as the first black Godfather and puts the squeeze on anyone who dares to get in his way including the crooked cop! But as he tightens his grip on others, he loses his hold on the most important things in his own life, making him the vulnerable target of every cutthroat gangster who ever dreamt of ruling an empire!
Mr Tarantino obviously loves this film as evident in films like Jackie Brown and Kill Bill also casting Fred Williamson in Dusk Till Dawn. This is a blaxploitation classic and also has a killer soundtrack (don't they all) by one Mr James Brown!!!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1973
- © 1973 Orion Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.