Five on the Black Hand Side Poster

Release Date: 1973

DVD Release Date: October 16th, 2001

PG|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Mr. Brooks (Leonard Jackson) is an African-American barbershop owner who runs his household with an iron fist. One day, however, Mrs. Brooks (Clarice Taylor) tires of his stern approach and embraces a nonconformist attitude that's more in line with that of their children, including the philosophical Booker T. (D'Urville Martin) and Gideon (Glynn Turman), a black militant. Soon a battle of wills erupts in the Brooks household, and no one is going to readily back down.

Cast: Clarice Taylor, Leonard Jackson, Virginia Capers, Glynn Turman, D'Urville Martin, Dick Anthony Williams, Sonny Jim, Ja'net DuBois

Director: Oscar Williams

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Mother, Sister, Love, Spirited, Los Angeles, Brother, Father, 1970s, Emotional