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Release Date: March 20th, 2006

DVD Release Date: January 9th, 2001

R|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Growing up on the tough streets of Harlem, Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson) has his life made even harder by John McKinney (Art Lund), a crooked cop who breaks the boy's leg, crippling him for life. Drawing on his anger at the racism he faces on a daily basis, Tommy grows up to become the crime kingpin of Harlem. Now that he has the power, he aims to take down New York's Mafia bosses -- and also get bloody revenge on his nemesis, McKinney, no matter what the cost.

Cast: Fred Williamson, Art Lund, Gloria Hendry, Julius Harris, Val Avery, D'Urville Martin, Minnie Gentry, Philip Roye

Director: Larry Cohen

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: American International Pictures (AIP)

Keywords: Rise, Police officer, 1970s, Revenge, Rivalry