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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Coonskin (1975)























Starring:
  • Barry White
  • Scatman Crothers
  • Charles Gordone
  • Phillip Michael Thomas


Storyline
A multi-layered satire of race relations in America. Live-action sequences of a prison break bracket the animated story of Brother Rabbit, Brother Bear, and Preacher Fox, who rise to the top of the crime ranks in Harlem by going up against a con-man, a racist cop, and the Mafia.

11 comments:

Dragonetta said...

I love the opening song with Scatman Crothers.

Funkback said...

Kinda makes You wish someone had a copy of the ost to shar don't Ya?

truelivin said...

My girl and I have been trying to figure out the name of this movie for years now! We both saw it when we were young but could never come up with the name. Thanks so much for this gem! By the way, thanks so much for all the work you put into this blog! Its always a true pleasure to make a visit and see what you've done!!!

Zen Tiger said...

Sweeet! Ive been searching for this puppy for awhile now - thanks!

Anonymous said...

hi thanks for sharing this stuff...i have however a slight problem there is 2 part 7 and no part8 and my winrar wont unpack it is there a solution? thanks you once again surely apreciate your efforts..

Anonymous said...

Man, I won't be original saying that I was searching for that one for a LONG time and that your blog is a friggin' goldmine!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Zen Tiger said...

After watching it i have to say i want the scatman single too!

By the way anyone notice the huge amount of similarity with characters that would end up in Wizards?

thanks again!

RoC said...

I remember seeing this movie at blockbuster 20 years ago on vhs, it was renamed Street Fight. And at the time I couldn't rent it because of my age, later on when I was 16 my pops let me watch it, and it was heavy. Later on now in my mid 2o's I watched it again and it's still heavy.

Julia Arsenault said...

I had watch this film on a site called www.afro.org, and it became another Bakshi favorite; and I had heard it was renamed on VHS as "Street Fight;" of course I wonder if it is edited or is it the title that is edited?

Anonymous said...

does a soundtrack even exist for this movie? where is it availbale?

Anonymous said...

Word is a of yet the sdtrk is unreleased.

IMDB says Chico Hamilton did the sdtrk.

I'm sure it will finally be released, most likely by someone overseas [of US].

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