The Black Godfather

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Posted On: January 12, 2009
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The Black Godfather is one of those lost underrated black exploitation films from the 1970’s that will please the palate of even the most discriminating of cinematic connoisseurs.

J.J., a rising star in the black crime scene, is in the process of consolidating his power over the neighborhood. One of the only remaining obstacles is the white heroin cartel that is understandably reluctant to abandon such a lucrative market. Tensions rise between the two rivals, and people on both sides get killed. Eventually, the matter is destined to come to an explosive confrontation.

With amazing performances by Rod Perry, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Tangela Dixon, this is an urban mobster tale at its best. This is an unforgettable film that I cannot recommend enough. This movie has influenced everything from gangster rap to New Jack City. Thomas DiSanto