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BLACK CAESAR (aka GODFATHER OF HARLEM)

BLACK CAESAR (aka GODFATHER OF HARLEM)

  • Directed by Larry Cohen
  • Starring Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, D'Urville Martin, Julius Harris
  • 1973 | 92mins | USA | (18)

Growing up on the tough streets of Harlem, Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson) has his life made even harder by John McKinney (Art Lund), a crooked cop who breaks the boy's leg, crippling him for life. Drawing on his anger at the racism he faces on a daily basis, Tommy grows up to become the crime kingpin of Harlem. Now that he has the power, he aims to take down New York's Mafia bosses -- and also get bloody revenge on his nemesis, McKinney, no matter what the cost.