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…)
(Movie Clip) Wing Soney
With clients bailing out, Nathan (Stan Gottlieb) tells the new boss at the ad agency (and title character, Arnold Johnson) that an Asian industrialist (more…)
(Movie Clip) Brothers in the Black Room
The title character and advertising potentate (Arnold Johnson) has a brief encounter with Allan Arbus (director's pal) then meets with fellow African- (more…)

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  • Rating: R
  • Review: 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 c… (more)

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