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Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)

Cast: Clarice Taylor, Clarice Taylor, Leonard Jackson, more...
Director: Oscar Williams, Oscar Williams
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Studio: MGM
Running Time: 96 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
Five on the Black Hand Side was released at a time when most black-oriented films were bloody action fests. In contrast, this low-budget effort, coproduced by actors Brock Peters and Michael Tolan, eschews exploitation for humanity and domestic drama. Leonard Jackson plays a barber who is also the domineering head of a middle-class African American family. Jackson is forced to rethink his values when his previously docile wife (Clarice Taylor) joins their three children in rebelling against her husband's retrogressive behavior. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide



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