Plot & Details
Five on the Black Hand Side was released at a time when most black-oriented films were bloody action fests. In contrast, this low-budget effort, coproduced by actors Brock Peters and Michael Tolan, eschews exploitation for humanity and domestic drama. 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 (Clarice Taylor) joins their three children in rebelling against her husband's retrogressive behavior.
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 96min.
- DVD Release Date: 10/16/2001
- Director(s): Oscar Williams
- Starring: Clarice Taylor , Leonard Jackson
- Themes: Foibles of Marriage,Suburban Dysfunction
- Tone: Intimate
- Keywords: barber, child, consciousness, daughter, demands, middle-class, Black [race], family, husband-and-wife, marriage, mother, parent/child-relationship, relationship, values
- Language: English