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Friday, August 22, 2008

Five On The Black Hand Side (1973)



























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Fed up with patriarch Mr. John Henry Brooks Jr.’s (Leonard Jackson) tyrannical rule, Mrs. Brooks (Clarice Taylor) and the Brooks children — Booker T. Washington (D’Urville Martin), Gideon (Glynn Turman) and the soon-to-be-married Gail (Bonnie Banfield) are a family in revolt. But it’s the impending nuptials, along with fiancé Marvin’s (director Carl Franklin) insistence that the wedding be a traditional African ceremony that’s the catalyst for all the dramedy. Adding to the fun is Ja’Net Dubois as firebrand Stormy Monday. With a colorful assortment of eccentric friends and neighbors, and topics ranging from black identity to gender equality, you have “a real clean scene with a lot of laughter in between.”

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I saw this back in a theater back in the day, and have been wanting to check it out again.

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