Black Caesar

  • 1973
  • Movie
  • R
  • Crime

Writer-director Larry Cohen's clever and entertaining paean to traditional gangster films (a la LITTLE CAESAR) updates the genre to contemporary Harlem and was a major hit with urban audiences. After breaking into crime in his youth as an errand-boy for white criminals (and having his leg broken by a corrupt, racist cop who thinks he's been shortchanged),...read more

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Black Caesar
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Black Caesar - Official Trailer
02:24 — Growing up on the tough streets of Harlem, Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson) has his life made even harder by John McKinney (Art Lund), a crooked cop who (more…)
(Movie Clip) Make it Loud
Tommy (Fred Williamson) requests background music from Helen (Gloria Hendry) as he executes some business in Black Caesar (1973).
(Movie Clip) Paid the cost
A montage to James Brown's Paid the Cost to be the Boss shows Tommy's (Fred Williamson) rise to power in Black Caesar (1973).

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  • Released: 1973
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Writer-director Larry Cohen's clever and entertaining paean to traditional gangster films (a la LITTLE CAESAR) updates the genre to contemporary Harlem and was a major hit with urban audiences. After breaking into crime in his youth as an errand-boy for w… (more)

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