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Yoolk Jm 7 years ago
Black Caesar is a 1973 American blaxploitation film, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry. The film was written and directed by Larry Cohen. It is a remake of the 1931 film Little Caesar. It features a notable musical score (Black Caesar) by James Brown (with heavy input from his bandleader Fred Wesley), his first experience with writing music for film. A sequel titled, Hell Up in Harlem was released in late 1973. Tommy Gibbs(Fred Williamson) is an African-American who grew up in Harlem, New York City. As a kid, he was brutally assualted by a racist white cop. The incident led him to a life of crime. As an adult, he joins New York mafia and becomes the head of a black crime syndicate in Harlem. He wages a gang war with the Italian mobsters of New York City and begins to establish a criminal empire. Later on, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful black woman named Helen(Gloria Hendry) and marries her. Some of James Brown's songs used in the film were sampled by prominent...
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