Slaughter's Big Ripoff

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Also Known As

  • Der Sohn des Mandingo (Austria / Germany)
  • Un Duro al servizio della polizia (Italy)
  • L'Exécuteur noir (France)
  • Masacre (Spain)
  • Slaughter 2 (USA)
  • Slaughter slår till (Sweden)
  • Slaughter the Cat 1977 (Germany) (video title)
  • Det Store stikket (Norway) (video box title)

Tagline

  • The mob put the finger on Slaughter...so he gave them the finger right back--curled tight around a trigger!

Main Details

  • Released in 1973
  • Color
  • Running Time: 92 Min.
  • Production Co: American International Pictures (AIP)
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (1973) (USA) (theatrical) | EMI Film Distributors (1973) (UK) (theatrical) | Compagnie Française de Distribution Cinématographique (CFDC) (1974) (France) (theatrical) | Gloria (1977) (West Germany) (theatrical)

Cast and Crew

  • Directed by Gordon Douglas
  • Written by Charles Johnson, Don Williams
  • Starring: Jim Brown, Don Stroud, Gloria Hendry, Ed McMahon, Brock Peters, And Dick Anthony Williams
  • Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Monroe Sachson, Don Williams
  • Original Music by James Brown, Fred Wesley
  • Cinematography by Charles F. Wheeler
  • Film Editing by Kenneth G. Crane, Christopher Holmes

Film Review

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Unhappy about getting their fellow gangsters getting blasted out of Mexico, the mob wants revenge against Slaughter. After an unsuccessful (But unusual) attempt on his life, Slaughter ain't gonna quietly sit this one out. And, as with the previous movie, the police department (Once again) bargains with Slaughter to help him out in bringing the mob to justice. This time, the head honcho is Duncan (Ed McMahon...Yup, THAT Ed McMahon) and his #1 goon, Kirk (Don Stroud), who's slightly less than a bigot than Rip Torn's "Dominic".

Where as the first movie was more of a James Bond-clone with the scope and spectacle of exotic locales,fancy sets,etc. This sequel seems to take a page out of the common vigilante/type movies that were around at that time which starred Charles Bronson and such. Even though everything is still by-the-numbers plot wise, Slaughter has a different selection of allies this time around. Including the love interest, Marcia (Gloria Hendry), a cop (Brock Peters) and a pimp/safecracker named Creole (Dick Anthony Williams). Williams (Billed as Richard Williams) basically reprises his famous pimp role in The Mack and it's too bad we don't get to see more of him in this movie. So, like I said, even though "Slaughter Part 2" isn't more of a bright, fun entry than it was like the first time, it's slight blunt attitude and down-to-earth approach (Slaughter definetly does more talking than fighting this time around) helps it being as non-repitive despite the similar plot.

Reviewed by Laydback - 1/8/08

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