Directed by: John Evans
Produced by: Jerry Gross
Written by: John Evans
Starring: Rod Perry, Don Chastain, Jimmy Witherspoon, Duncan McLeod, Diane Sommerfield
Music by: Phil Moore, Martin Yarbrough
Release date(s): September 3, 1974
Running time: 90 min.
The Blaxploitation movies of the 70s provided some of hippest threads and grooves you could find anywhere. From the more popular flicks like Superfly and Shaft to less notable, low budget features like this one. Black Godfather is a familiar story, but it is the soundtrack that deserves a listen even if you don’t check out the movie, which does suffer from poor acting and some less than stellar plot turns. That said, the music and visuals are worth the investment of time.
Summary from imdb.com:
a rising star in the black crime scene, is in the process of consolidating his power over the neighborhood. One of the only remaining obstacles is the white heroin cartel that is understandably reluctant to abandon such a lucrative market. Tensions rise between the two rivals, and people on both sides get killed. Eventually, the matter is destined to come to an explosive confrontation.