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Year
1971
Runtime
97 min.
Director
Melvin Van Peebles
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
5.5
Votes *
2,390
Checks
1,430
Favs
37
Dislikes
59
Favs/checks
2.6% (1:39)
Favs/dislikes
1:2
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  1. Public Enemy's avatar

    Public Enemy

    Even if you didn't like the film, read up on it's history. This isn't something like Brakhage making stuff safely. Instead, you have a director doing his own stunts, getting an STD from a scene, working with motorcycle gangs, and being forced to arm himself and the crew because it wasn't a union film. 5 years 11 months ago
  2. weirdboy's avatar

    weirdboy

    LOL at the map of the entire United States up on the wall of the police station to coordinate a search of Los Angeles. It wouldn't have been so obvious if he hadn't included a scene where the guy points right at it and says "he's got to be right here" (pointing to California). 3 years 2 months ago
  3. the3rdman's avatar

    the3rdman

    A true original. Stylish as hell, with a palpable sense of anger and righteousness and a killer soundtrack. I haven't even begun to look into the history of the film, but I will--thanks Public Enemy. 5 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #34 in Tim Dirks' Most Controversial Films of All-Time
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  2. This movie ranks #85 in 100 American Independent Films (BFI Screen Guide)
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  3. This movie ranks #215 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
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  4. This movie ranks #278 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  5. This movie ranks #293 in 366 Weird Movies (Certified Weird)
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  6. This movie ranks #532 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  7. This movie ranks #859 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  8. This movie ranks #874 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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