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R| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Sweet Sweetback (Melvin Van Peebles) is a black orphan who, having grown up in a brothel, now works there as part of a sex show. When the police need a patsy for a murder in the black community, Sweetback's employer gives him up to two white cops, whom Sweetback ends up killing. Suddenly the target of a massive manhunt, he decides to flee to Mexico. As he makes his way there, he is captured by, and escapes from, both the cops and a chapter of the Hell's Angels.

Cast: Melvin Van Peebles , Simon Chuckster , Hubert Scales , John Dullaghan , West Gale , Niva Rochelle , Rhetta Hughes , Nick Ferrari

Director: Melvin Van Peebles

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Image Entertainment Inc., Direct Cinema Limited, Criterion Collection, New World Pictures

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Release Date: February 1st, 2001|1 hr. 37 min.

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