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1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
In Watts, an urban and mostly African-American section of Los Angeles, Stan (Henry Gayle Sanders) spends his days toiling away at a local slaughterhouse. His macabre profession seeps into his personal life as he struggles to keep his family afloat and content. Other life situations also prove to be difficult, since it seems that dark intentions lurk within the people he meets outside his family. The layers of stress cause Stan to question whether a better quality of life is possible.

Cast: Henry Gayle Sanders , Kaycee Moore , Charles Bracy , Angela Burnett , Eugene Cherry , Jack Drummond ,

Director: Charles Burnett

Genres: Drama

Killer Of Sheep (1977)

Release Date: January 1st, 1977|1 hr. 30 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A worthy, fascinating film.. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A delicately poetic, essentially plotless vision, unblinking but not unhopeful, of life in Watts, where little but the ghetto's name recognition had changed a decade after the riots. show more

  • 100
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It is the most influential movie you've never seen, deeply affecting many artists and experimental directors who saw it on the museum circuit in 1977 and 1978. show more

  • May 22, 2008 Morning Star
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    I enjoyed this good old fashion movie. The music was great and the actors were very good. It reminded me of my childhood days when playing with stones, riding bikes, throwing rocks in empty tire lots were fun things to do. The romantic songs reminded me of happy times my parents had when I was a child. It was very good and I recommend it to all, young and old.

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