The Final Comedown

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Final Comedown (1972, USA) is a Blaxploitation film directed by Oscar Williams.


Main Details

  • Released in 1972
  • Color
  • Runtime: 83 min
  • Distribution Co: New World Pictures
  • Production Co: Billy Dee Williams Enterprises/Oscar Williams & Associates
  • Directed by Oscar Williams
  • Written by Oscar Williams
  • Starring: Billy Dee Williams, D'Urville Martin, Celia Kaye, Raymond St. Jacques, R.G. Armstrong, Maidie Norman, Ed Cambridge, Billy Durkin, Morris D. Erbym, Pamela Jones, Cal Wilson, John Johnson, Rhonda Brown, Clifford Choice

Also Known As

  • Blast! (1976 re-release title)


The Final Comedown is a 1972 blaxploitation drama film written, produced and directed by Oscar Williams and starring Billy Dee Williams and D'Urville Martin. The film is an examination of racism in the United States and depicts a shootout between a radical black nationalist group and the police, with the backstory leading up to the shootout told through flashbacks. The radical group is not identified by name in the film but closely resembles the Black Panther Party. The film was recut and re-released in 1976 under the title Blast! The new version, which credited "Frank Arthur Wilson" as the director, featured additional footage directed by Allan Arkush. The original version has had several releases on DVD from various budget-line DVD manufacturers. (Wikipedia)

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