The Final Comedown

  • 1972
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

Williams is a black youth, increasingly frustrated by racism, who finally goes over the edge into radicalism when he is turned down for a job that is given to a less qualified white man. Under the influence of some white radicals, he becomes convinced that violent revolution is the solution. He joins with St. Jacques and Martin in a plan to rise up against...read more

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Williams is a black youth, increasingly frustrated by racism, who finally goes over the edge into radicalism when he is turned down for a job that is given to a less qualified white man. Under the influence of some white radicals, he becomes convinced that violent revolution is the

solution. He joins with St. Jacques and Martin in a plan to rise up against the police; but when white and black alike fail to support the revolt, it collapses, and the men are cornered in an alley where a bloody shootout claims the lives of them all, as well as a goodly number of police lives.

Director Williams received a grant from the American Film Institute for this debut feature, a mediocre piece that seldom rises above its unimaginative direction and soap-operatic plot to talk about the issues at the heart of the film.

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  • Released: 1972
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Williams is a black youth, increasingly frustrated by racism, who finally goes over the edge into radicalism when he is turned down for a job that is given to a less qualified white man. Under the influence of some white radicals, he becomes convinced that… (more)

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