Smokey And The Bandit

  1977 Rastar/Universal Pictures Directed by Hal Needham Produced by Mort Engelberg/Robert L. Levy Screenplay by James Lee Barrett/Charles Shyer/Alan Mandel Story by Hal Needham/Robert L. Levy Music by Bill Justis/Jerry Reed There’s a scene early on in SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT where Bo Darville/The Bandit (Burt Reynolds) is outrunning the police in his Trans […]

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That Man Bolt

1973 Universal Pictures Directed by David Lowell Rich/Henry Levin Produced by Bernard Schwartz/Philip Hazleton Written by Ranald MacDougall/Charles Eric Johnson Pam Grier is undisputably The Queen of The Blaxploitation Era but you will find some argument as to who was The King. But for me there is no argument. It’s Fred Williamson. There’s no way […]

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Freebie and The Bean

1974 Warner Bros. Directed and Produced by Richard Rush Written by Robert Kaufman/Floyd Mutrux You ask most people what’s a Buddy Cop Movie and I’m willing to bet you next month’s rent they’ll say; “Lethal Weapon.” And actually I got no problem with that. The “Lethal Weapon” series is without a doubt The Gold Standard […]

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Silver Streak

1976 20th Century Fox Directed by Arthur Hiller Produced by Thomas L. Miller/Edward K. Milkis Written by Colin Higgins Music by Henry Mancini For most people “The” Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder Movie is “Stir Crazy.” But lemme ask you this: outside of the “Dat’s right, we bad, we bad” scene, how much of the movie’s plot […]

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Foxy Brown

1974 American International Pictures Written and Directed by Jack Hill Produced by Buzz Feitshans Costumes for Pam Grier Created and Designed by Ruthie West Music Composed, Conducted, Arranged and Produced by Willie Hutch Cinematography by Brick Marquard Edited by Chuck McClelland FOXY BROWN wasn’t the first Pam Grier movie I saw. That would be “The […]

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Electra Glide In Blue

United Artists/MGM 1973 Directed/Music by James William Guercio Produced by James William Guercio/Rupert Hitzig Screenplay by Robert Boris Story by Robert Boris/Rupert Hitzig Cinematography by Conrad Hall Edited by Jim Benson/Gerald R. Greenberg/John F. Link You ever see a movie that you watched more than once simply because you can’t figure out if you like […]

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Sugar Hill

1974 American International Pictures Directed by Paul Maslansky Produced by Elliot Schick Written by Tim Kelly Here’s the brilliant thing about SUGAR HILL. It’s not just a Blaxplotation movie. It’s a very good one, in fact. And it’s a good horror movie that also merges the revenge movie genre as well. But here’s where SUGAR […]

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Billy Jack Goes To Washington

1977 Taylor-Laughlin Directed by Tom Laughlin Produced by Frank Capra, Jr. Written by Tom Laughlin & Delores Taylor See, it’s one thing when Billy Jack (Tom Laughlin) goes into a two or three minute monologue about how he’s gonna kick ass and takes his time removing his socks and boots before doing so. Given the […]

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The Trial of Billy Jack

1974 Taylor-Laughlin/Warner Bros. Directed by Tom Laughlin Produced by Joe Cramer Written by Frank Christina and Teresa Christina There’s a couple of great fight scenes that are equal to the ice cream parlor and battle in the park scenes in the first “Billy Jack.” One of the fight scenes even has the Great Great Man […]

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Billy Jack

1971 National Student Film Corporation/Warner Bros. Directed by T.C. Frank Produced by Mary Rose Solti Written by Frank Christina and Theresa Christina Don’t get me wrong…I do understand why modern day movie fans who weren’t even a glimmer in the eyes of their parents back in 1971 have a hard time understanding why this movie […]

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