Inspired by a true story, this drama is set in 1965, not long after passage of the Civil Rights Act. Despite the Act, the African-American citizens of Bogalusa are still treated like third-class citizens, their fundamental rights as human beings persistently trampled by the white power structure, in general, and the local branch of the KKK. The story follows the formation of local black men, particularly ex-war veterans who after the struggles become too overbearing organizes the group, "Deacons for defense", an all-black defense group dedicated to patrolling the black section of town and protecting its residents from the more violent aspects of "white backlash."
Writer:Michael D'Antonio (story), Richard Wesley (teleplay), Frank Military (teleplay)
The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed Afro-Americans had decided they'd ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Cameron K (us) wrote: Good movie 200/200 evil bongs
Jose R (ru) wrote: A funny and action packed movie from James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger that's meant just to have fun. B+
Freja F (de) wrote: pretty interesting, could definitely watch it again..!
Paul D (nl) wrote: Not quite as emotionally charged as you might expect, but it's a solid drama and personal story.
Chris B (ag) wrote: Great performances, the battle scenes were epic! but the pacing seems a teensy bit bloated.
Lee A (nl) wrote: This was such a great movie! La La Land pushed me towards finally checking this out, and it was not a disappointment. I wasn't sure that the movie was aptly named as Jim didn't seem to be without a cause, he seemed to be the only one standing for anything, even if he didn't know what it was. Plato's character was a little annoying but it fit into the story alright. The scene of the argument between Jim and his parents was my favorite of the whole movie.