Black Caesar

1973, Movie, R, 93 mins

Writer-director Larry Cohen's clever and entertaining paean to traditional gangster films (a la LITTLE CAESAR) updates the genre to contemporary Harlem and was a major hit with urban audiences.

After breaking into crime in his youth as an errand-boy for white criminals (and having his leg broken by a corrupt, racist cop who thinks he's been shortchanged), shoeshine boy Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson) grows up with aspirations to be a gangster. Carrying out a sample hit for the mob, he wheedles his way into the organization, protecting himself by stealing a set of ledgers with the names of all the crooked politicians on the payroll, including the cop who crippled h...

Released: 1973 Rated: R Length: 93 mins

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