The Bus Is Coming

  • 1971
  • Movie
  • GP
  • Drama

A young black man is killed in the Los Angeles suburb of Watts, and a group of black militants demand that action be taken against the two sadistic cops who committed the murder. Sympathetic to the blacks, but forced into backing up the story of his two officers, police chief Brubaker must deal with a highly volatile situation. When Simms, the brother of...read more

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A young black man is killed in the Los Angeles suburb of Watts, and a group of black militants demand that action be taken against the two sadistic cops who committed the murder. Sympathetic to the blacks, but forced into backing up the story of his two officers, police chief Brubaker must

deal with a highly volatile situation. When Simms, the brother of the victim, returns from Vietnam, he is asked by the militants to join them in protest, but Simms refuses, wishing to remain neutral in the matter. When the two cops begin to harass him, Simms contemplates becoming a member of the

organization. Independently made by blacks, the film manages to address the racial issues while telling an interesting, albeit melodramatic story. The unknown cast is quite good at portraying the anger and frustration of the situation without becoming overly preachy or forced.

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  • Released: 1971
  • Rating: GP
  • Review: A young black man is killed in the Los Angeles suburb of Watts, and a group of black militants demand that action be taken against the two sadistic cops who committed the murder. Sympathetic to the blacks, but forced into backing up the story of his two of… (more)

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