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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Across 110th Street (1972)


Slicker than a Harlem shakedown, Across 110th Street "hits hard" (Cue) with a jacked-up, smacked-down thrill-ride through the hell-raisin' hoods of Harlem! Cooler-than-cool Anthony Quinn leads a hot cast, including Anthony Franciosa and Yaphet Kotto  (Blue Collar and Friday Foster), in a "hair-raising" (Motion Picture Herald) cop thriller that packs a double barrel of "gory vengeance raw, ugly and unnervingly real" (Playboy)! When a crew of gun-totin' gangstas knocks over a mafia racket in Harlem, their plan gets blown to hell and the crib gets blown to bits! But as the bullets start flyin' and cops start dyin', a pair of New York's finest (Quinn and Kotto) are forced to work together to bring justice to the streets before the Mafia brings the ghetto to its knees! Now, wanted by the Man and hunted by the Mob, there ain't no way these homicidal homeboys are getting across 110th Street except in a body bag! Directed by Barry Shear (The Deadly Trackers).

Link to soundtrack review
Bobby Womack & J.J. Johnson - Across 110th Street (1972)


truelivin said...

Does this movie come in English?

Anonymous said...

If this one from these links is not in english then search, Across_110th_Street-smokey888, this has dual audio & track 2 is in english...

steve said...

This is one of the best films in the genre. A nice weaving intricate story, which reminded me ALOT of The Wire.

Thanks for posting!

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