Putney Swope

  • 1969
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy

Johnson plays the token black on the executive board of an otherwise all-white ad agency. When the company chairman dies during a meeting, a successor must be elected. Through a quirk in the voting rules (no one can vote for himself), Johnson becomes the chairman. He fires the white board and hires an all-black crew, leaving one space for a token white....read more

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(Movie Clip) Mixed Media
Antonio Fargas (as The Arab, best-known as Huggy from Starsky and Hutch) performing a Muslim prayer and diatribe, in writer-director Robert Downey's a (more…)
(Movie Clip) New Chairman, Credits
With the newly-deceased boss on the table in the board-room, executives (Stan Gottlieb, Ramon Gordon, Allen Garfield) elect the token black guy and ti (more…)
(Movie Clip) Opening,
A chopper flying a jolly-roger and a Confederate flag carries a Mensa-member Hell's Angel advertising guru into a Manhattan high-rise, in the opening (more…)

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