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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

R
97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
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Robert Maxwell (as Bob Maxwell)
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$ 500,000
Gross (USA)
$ 15,180,000
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Release date
Apr 23, 1971 (United States)

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Melvin Van Peebles
Sweetback Sweetback   See fewer
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John Dullaghan
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Wesley Gale
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Niva Rochelle
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Rhetta Hughes
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Ed Rue
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John Amos
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Lavelle Roby
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Ted Hayden
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Mario Van Peebles
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Sonja Dunson
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Ron Prince
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Steve Cole
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Megan Van Peebles
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Mikel Angel
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Marria Evonee
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Jon Jacobs
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William Kirschner
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Chesley Noone
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Joni Watkins
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Jerry Days
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John Allen
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Brer Soul
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Edson C. Kurose
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Max Van Peebles
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5.5 / 10 | 3,888 votes