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Gordon Parks Jr.
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About the Movie
"Undeniably exciting" is what Leonard Maltin calls this pioneering film that kicked off the entire "blaxploitation" action film genre of the 1970s. When you're born, raised and trapped in the ghetto, you want to get out any way you can - in this case, it's a Harlem drug dealer trying to set up a retirement fund before he quits the business for good. Directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. ("The Learning Tree"), and featuring the classic score by legendary Curtis Mayfield
The Title Says It All
The era of playas that will never be seen again in history. Cats doin and sayin whatever they had to to get over on others to survive in the hood. Comin from times that were hard 4real, so you had to be real. This movie is not for the weak minded,who think they can imitate
It is the mindset of every independent thinking young black male, regardless of the circumstances around them. The only thing is you know the consequences of your actions. Also its one of the most beautiful and relevant movie scores I've ever heard, play it in my I Phone Majortiy of the time. In fact, i feel Curtis Mayfield is the star of the whole movie despite the acting of the other actors his score offers the real life narration. Finally, in doing research on these movies im begining to lose major interest in rap music not the fact that they try to imitate but being that their not TRUE in no sense, none of them from Jay go straight down to wayne.
I would write a review, if I could. I saw this movie when it came out in the theatre. I was trying to watch the trailer in hopes of purchasing the movie on ITumes. I was unable to see the preview, and I could not hear the preview. I have had this problem in the past renting and purchasing movies. I thought that ITunes fixed this problem. I am very disappointed that I will not be able to purchase the movie, I don"t want to have any further problems viewing the movie. When I saw it sooo many years ago, I thought that it was a good movie despite the exploitation.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 1972
- © 1972 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.