Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song

Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song

DVD - 2002 | 30th anniversary special ed.
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A young hustler's aimless pleasure-seeking turns to radicalism after witnessing the beating of a Black revolutionary by two white police officers. Enraged by what he sees, he takes revenge on the cops.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Xenon Pictures, [2002]
Edition: 30th anniversary special ed.
ISBN: 9781578297504
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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This groundbreaking and cinematically experimental film from 1971 is about a male prostitute who saves a member of the Black Panthers from a racist cop, and must go on the run.

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purrlions May 01, 2015

overrated probably b/c of its historical importance. it may have been new and different and important to the black community, and somewhat influential, but as a movie its pretty bad.

Mar 30, 2013

Must view the included Melvin Van Peebles interview prior to the movie in order to appreciate the movie. Otherwise it is just a bad movie.


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