Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song

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Main Details

  • Released in 1971
  • Color
  • Running Time: 97 Min.
  • Production Co: Yeah
  • Distribution Co: Cinemation Industries (1971) (USA) (theatrical) | New World Pictures (1974) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release)
  • Written, directed and edited by Melvin Van Peebles
  • Starring Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan, West Gale, Niva Rochelle
  • Produced by Jerry Gross, Melvin Van Peebles
  • Original Music by Earth Wind & Fire, Melvin Van Peebles
  • Cinematography by Robert Maxwell

Plot Summary

  • 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 Hell's Angels.

Also Known As

  • How To Get The Man's Foot Outta Your Ass


  • The Film that THE MAN doesn't want you to see!
  • Rated X by an all white jury
  • Dedicated to all the Brothers and Sisters who have had enough of the Man
  • Sweet Sweetback will never die a natural death.
  • You bled my Momma--You bled my Poppa--But you won't bleed me.
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