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Rating: 5 stars


Blaxploitation TCM motorcycle racial issues scientist

Seen 1 time

Seen on: 11/05/2016

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Abar, the First Black Superman (1977)

Directed by Frank Packard

Action | Crime

Most recently watched by sleestakk, themarc, zombiefreak


Upon moving into a bigoted neighborhood, the scientist father of a persecuted black family gives a superpower elixir to a tough bodyguard, who thus becomes a superpowered crimefighter.

Length 102 minutes


Frank Doubleday | John Kerry | Tobar Mayo | Edward Cross | Fred D. Scott | J. Walter Smith | Roxie Young | Gladys Lum | Tony Rumford | Rupert Williams | Tina James | Art Jackson | Allen Ogle | Joe Alberti | Dee Turguand | Nelson Meeker | William Carrol Jr. | James Dickson | Richard Corrigan | Chuck Cumminsky | Syd Marks | April London | Cal Williams | Keith Gill | Sugar McNair | Lee Dodson | Felicia Cruse | Manuel Angeli | Charles Green | Odell Mack

Viewing Notes

Can’t say this is a good movie nor a good blaxploitation flick. It’s oddly shot and edited that removes any sense of momentum or urgency given the subject matter and story. Probably why it’s taken me so long to get through it.


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