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Pressure (1976)

A British-born younger son of an immigrant family from Trinidad finds himself adrift between two cultures.

Director:

Horace Ové

Writers:

Horace Ové (screenplay), Samuel Selvon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Herbert Norville Herbert Norville ... Tony
Oscar James Oscar James ... Colin
Frank Singuineau Frank Singuineau ... Lucas
Lucita Lijertwood Lucita Lijertwood ... Bopsie
Sheila Scott Wilkinson Sheila Scott Wilkinson ... Sister Lousie (as Sheila Scott-Wilkinson)
Ed Devereaux ... Police Inspector
T-Bone Wilson T-Bone Wilson ... Junior
Ram John Holder Ram John Holder ... Brother John (as Ramjohn Holder)
Norman Beaton Norman Beaton ... Preacher
John F. Landry John F. Landry ... Mr. Crapson (as John Landry)
Archie Pool Archie Pool ... Oscar
Whitty Vialva Forde Whitty Vialva Forde ... Reefer
Marlene Davis Marlene Davis ... Marlene
Dave Kinoshi Dave Kinoshi ... Mike
Patrick Rennison Patrick Rennison ... Winston
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A British-born younger son of an immigrant family from Trinidad finds himself adrift between two cultures.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1976 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Made for the BBC in 1974, but not released theatrically until February 1978. See more »

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Featured in I Am Not Your Negro (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Pressure
Theme Song Lyrics Horace Ové
Theme Song Music Boy Wonder
Theme Song Artists Boy Wonder and The Sisters
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Well done irrespective of political message

I am a white man from California but I did visit London in 1976. I love Jamaican Rasta culture and music. I found the political message to be very compelling, the characters were all sympathetic and not heavy handed caricatures. Don't really know about the reality of police brutality in this case but would not be surprised. Cinematically,this was very well done, a masterful director. A British-born younger son of an immigrant family from Trinidad finds himself adrift between two cultures. Loved this as a historical window into a fascinating culture. A very important movie I would recommend to anyone. http://www.movie2kto.ws/watch-movies/Pressure__1976/17047 here's a link where I watched it online Cheers


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