Mean Johnny Barrows

1976 Ramana Productions/Po’ Boy Productions Directed by Fred Williamson Written by Jolivett Cato/Charles Walker Music by Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson Here’s the thing that made Fred Williamson stand out from other male Blaxploitation stars of the 1970s: even then he wasn’t satisfied with just acting in those violent action thrillers. Even then he had an eye toward […]

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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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