Five on the Black Hand Side

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Five on the Black Hand Side (1973, USA) is a Blaxploitation-Comedy film directed by Oscar Williams.


Main Details

  • Released on October 25, 1973 (New York City)
  • Color
  • Running time: 96 minutes
  • Production Co.: Five Hand Company
  • Distribution Co.: United Artists
  • Directed by Oscar Williams
  • Written by Charlie L. Russell, from his play of the same title
  • Starring: Godfrey Cambridge, Clarice Taylor, Leon Jackson

Plot Summary

  • Leonard Jackson plays a barber who is also the domineering head of a middle-class African American family. Jackson is forced to rethink his values when his previously docile wife joins their three children in rebelling against her husband's retrogressive behavior.


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