This ugly blaxploitation film features Hooks as a smartly dressed, foul-mouthed LA private detective with a white Lincoln Mark IV he uses for investigations. Winfield and Waite (soon to become the father in TV's "The Waltons") are a black and white pair of baddies who want Hooks's help
when someone starts muscling in on their (already illegal) crap games. Several bullet-ridden corpses later, Hooks has neatly solved the crime, killed a few bad guys, and lifted some guns from right under the police department's nose. Despite some excellent use of Los Angeles locations, TROUBLE MAN
is a classic example of what white writers and producers perceive as the black lifestyl...