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Blaxploitation Friday: ‘Across 110th Street’

[ 1 ] December 10, 2010 |


Across 110th Street, 1972 (Sorry, couldn’t find a better poster)

Plot summary from imdb:

This is a violent urban thriller about a corrupt old white cop and an honest young black cop chasing three black robbers-cum-murderers who ran away with $300,000 that belonged to the Italian mob. The police must find them before the sadistic Mafia henchman Nick D’Salvio reaches them first.

More after the jump…

One thing about blaxploitation flicks that people don’t realize is how influential they’ve been from parodies on TV, to adult cartoons (in the vein of The Family Guy), to movies. Directors, Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie are vocal about being heavily influenced by the genre, look at Jackie Brown, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.

Yaphet Kotto never became a blaxploitation super star, but he definitely appeared a few flicks from the genre.

The title song was sung by Bobby Womack. I get chills everyt ime I hear it.

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Starrene Rhett Rocque is a recovering journalist who often fantasizes about becoming a shotgun-toting B-movie heroine.