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The Black Klansman

3.3 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews

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Title(s) AKA: I Crossed The Color Line, I Crossed The Line, Brutes Languages: ENGLISH(Dolby Digital 2.0 - Stereo - Dual Mono) Film Director(s): Ted V. Mikels Released: 1966 ( USA ) Cast: Rima Kutner, Harry Lovejoy, Max Julien, Jakie Deslonde, Jimmy Mack, Maureen Gaffney, William McLennan, Gino De Agustino, Tex Armstrong, Byrd Holland, Whitman Mayo, Frances Williams, Ray Dennis, William Collins, Kirk Kirksey, Jimmy Robinson, Anita Hurrel, Gary Kent Running Time: 90 mins. (approx.) Features: Full Screen, Mono, Black & White Plot: A light-skinned African-American impersonates a caucasian and joins the KKK to get revenge on the bigots who bombed a church and killed his daughter. > Overview: This melodrama exploits racial tensions with the tale of a light-skinned African-American who impersonates a caucasian and joins the notorious Ku Klux Klan to get revenge on the bigots who bombed a church and killed his daughter. Soon after joining, the vengeful father begins having sex with the clan leader's daughter.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Richard Gilden, Rima Kutner, Harry Lovejoy, James McEachin, Max Julien
  • Directors: Ted V. Mikels
  • Format: Anamorphic, Black & White, Mono, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Code Red
  • DVD Release Date: January 18, 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004AGN9P8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #221,065 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I'd never heard of this movie until, while reading a bio on the late Withman Mayo (Sanford and Son), I saw the title and decided to check it out. This movie was way ahead of it's time. A movie with this subject matter, to be made and released in 1966, had me going "Whoa!" to myself. I don't know how well it did at the theaters (if any theaters dared to show it). But, I'm sure it raised eyebrows. Max Julien (The Mack) also makes an appearance in the film.
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This film from the1950s demonstrated to me how you don't need fancy special effects to create a compelling film. I like realistic characters and this film had them. It showed the horror of the klan's activities and showed how most of them probably thought of it as a "boys night out". It also showed the interesting issues around "passing for white". Climatic ending. Good flick!
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This is an amazing movie! No taboos were broken here even if a couple of necks were. This implausible movie does give a view into the inner sanctum of the KKK and presents the leader in a "raise the ruckus and the MONEY" way evocative of a shady pastor. Why implausible? Who could swallow that an undercover Negro could go back to his own town and join the Klan? Negroes talk ... Emmitt Till anyone? And that one drop produced such drama in the protagonist as well. Worth watching!
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This movie was very interesting! The acting is fantastic in this movie. It also gave me a feeling that I always knew. Light complexioned people love their brothers and sisters as well as everyone else. The man in this movie put his life on the line. That's love! If you saw the special on Oprah's OWN channel, Light Girls, there were light complexioned youth who were sent to the north to pass as white by their families. Yet, there were many that stayed to fight the fight. Rosa Parks sat down because she was tired. This man stood up because his child was killed. Wonderful story!
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This is a quirky odd picture. Set in the sixties it chronicles a black man's attempt to infiltrate the Klu Klux Klan. Racism is pervasive and flows through this movie like a river. Man's inhumanity against man.
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By J.N. on March 9, 2014
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Poor acting, cheap production values, bad cinematography and all the other wannabe movie critic sounding mumbo jumbo words aside, this is a very fascinating film. It came out in 1966, back when Blacks had to sit in the back of the bus, despite the passing of the Civil Rights Act two years earlier. I'm shocked that this movie got made, much less released. I'm even more shocked that white people agreed to be in this film. I've developed a new respect for Ted V. Mikels after watching this movie. It took some steel balls to take such a risk. There's no beating around the bush here, its a no holds bar cry against the bigotry and violence by whites toward blacks. They made a big deal about Captain Kirk kissing Uhura, but this is a whole new level. I think this movie makes a more powerful statement then "Mississippi Burning". Remember, that film was made when it was safe and trendy to take a stand. This movie could have gotten Mr. Mikels lynched. No matter what you think of the film, you have to give the director and the actors credit for their bravery.
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I didn't know that Max Julien aka "The Mack", has a role in this movie. The movie has a straight theme, revenge, which is hard to ignore. A lot of amateur people waiting to say their lines, but the movie moves to an anticipated climatic moment.
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I really like the movie and would show the movie as part of black history week.History is something that should represent us.
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