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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(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).
(Movie Clip) Used to be Home
Tommy (Fred Williamson) confronts his father (Julius Harris) and is counseled by Reverend Rufus (D'Urville Martin) in Black Caesar (1973).
Black Caesar - (Original Trailer)
Seeking vengeance against a racist society, a black gangster (Fred Williamson) rises to the top of the mobs in Larry Cohen's Black Caesar (1973) with (more…)

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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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