Writers: Bill Berry, Ronald Goldman\
Starring: Roy Jefferson, Le Tari, Haskell V. Anderson III, Mike Thomas, Michael Hodge, Ron David, Rick Ellis, Brian Donahue, Ed Heath, Mike Bass, Bryan Clark, Kandy Hooker, Henry Pankey
More info: IMDb
Tagline: Watch the brothers stick it to the Klan!
Plot: A group of black Vietnam vets go up against the Ku Klux Klan.
My rating: 6.5/10
Will I watch it again? Yes, but only if I get that sweet looking widescreen Blu-ray.
The only print I had access to was fullscreen but I'm willing to bet that if I saw the excellent widescreen print from the pricey Blu-ray I'd probably dig it a little more. I guess it's a testament to the film that even with a shitty VHS looking copy, it holds up as a fun Blaxploitation action/revenge flick. The IMDb trivia says that the lead actors were NFL players hired because they would do it on the cheap. I cut non-actors a lot of slack whenever they're even remotely good and these guys are. They're fun and they've got charisma (mostly). I wouldn't dare cast them in Hamlet but this is a low budget B-picture from the 70s, riding a wave of black-themed action drive-in pictures and it totally succeeds. And the white bad guys? Fucking nasty fuckers. Some of them are a little too good at being hateful. There's a good deal of action and lots of folks doing some really bad things to each other but what I took away most from it was the sincerity from the actors and presumably the folks you didn't see who made this possible. If this had a multi-million dollar budget I'd trash the shit out of it but, considering where it came from, it's pretty good. I dug it. I have it on an Anchor Bay double feature DVD with Fred Williamson's ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO (1982). I'm watching that one now as I write this. This film has no extras unlike the other picture.