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Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972)


































Starring:
  • Fred Williamson
  • D'Urville Martin
  • Don Pedro Colley



IMDb.com
Even though this is one blaxploitation film that does have no redeeming value since for all the violence that it endures throughout,and the use of the "N" word along with the stereotyping of minorities and excessive scenes, I never could understand why this film ended up with a "PG" rating at the time of its release,which came out in 1972. The film stars former NFL great/blaxploitation cinema king Fred "Hammer" Williamson as the title character of Charley,a slave who gets beaten too many times by his sadistic master who escapes,and becomes a violent wild west outlaw,and gunslinger,who is feared and despised by every white man in his path. And why not? Once he is loose and on the warpath, Charley gets his revenge on every white man who is out to get him. Once Charley has the upper hand and his revenge,he proves to be just as psychotic,sadistic, and down-right brutal as was his former masters. Even towards the end of the film, Charley gets even with his former master,who was out to killed him,but does Charley gets his freedom? Like hell he does. It may have been outdated now,but this movie pervaded of lot of African-Americans when it came out,especially when it appeals to let's get even in 1.5 hours for 400 years of depression. Hence the title of the movie.

Link to soundtrack-45 review
Lloyd Price - Legend of Nigger Charley Theme (1972)

4 comments:

Zen Tiger said...

I've been looking for this one for awhile now. Big props for this .

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Dead link :(

I've been looking hard for this one. Is it possible to reup? Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

I second the previous comment. I'm dying to see this one. Reup please. Thanks!

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