Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song


Sweet Sweetback (Melvin Van Peebles) is a black orphan who, having grown up in a brothel, now works there as part of a sex show. When the police need a patsy for a murder in the black community, Sweetback's employer gives him up to two white cops, whom Sweetback ends up killing. Suddenly the target of a massive manhunt, he decides to flee to Mexico.

As he makes his way there, he is captured by, and escapes from, both the cops and a chapter of the Hell's Angels.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles
Producer(s): Jerry Gross
Cast: Mario Van Peebles, John Amos, West Gale, Joe Tornatore, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, Niva Rochelle, Rhetta Hughes, Nick Ferrari, Ed Rue, Lavelle Roby, Ted Hayden, Sonja Dunson, Michael Agustus, Peter Russell, Norman Fields, Ron Prince, Steve Cole, Megan Van Peebles, Mike Angel, Jeff Goodman, Curt Matson, Marria Evonee, Jon Jacobs, Bill Kirschner, Vincent Barbi, Chet Norris, Joni Watkins
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