Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Rated R 97 minutes 1971

Sweet Sweetback (Melvin Van Peebles) is a black orphan who, having grown up in a brothel, now works there as part of a sex show. When the police need a patsy for a murder in the black community, Sweetback's employer gives him up to two white cops, whom Sweetback ends up killing. Suddenly the target of a massive manhunt, he decides to flee to Mexico. As he makes his way there, he is captured by, and escapes from, both the cops and a chapter of the Hell's Angels.

Film Credits

Director: Melvin Van Peebles

Producer: Jerry Gross and Melvin Van Peebles

Cast: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan, West Gale, Niva Rochelle, Rhetta Hughes, Nick Ferrari, Ed Rue, John Amos, Lavelle Roby, Ted Hayden, Mario Van Peebles, Sonja Dunson, Michael Agustus, Peter Russell, Norman Fields, Ron Prince, Steve Cole, Megan Van Peebles, Joe Tornatore, Mike Angel, Jeff Goodman, Curt Matson, Marria Evonee, Jon Jacobs, Bill Kirschner, Vincent Barbi, Chet Norris and Joni Watkins

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