When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »
A black soldier is killed while returning to his base in the deep south. The white people of the area are suspected at first. A tough black army attorney is brought in to find out the truth. We find out a bit more about the dead soldier in flashbacks - and that he was unpopular. Will the attorney find the killer ?Written by
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According to the film's audio commentary, it was the first film to shoot in Arkansas, but this is incorrect. See more »
The African-American guard at the main gate, wears the shoulder patch of the 87th Infantry Division, while various other African-American characters are seen wearing 63rd Infantry Division insignia on their sleeves. (Both divisions were "all-white" formations during WW2.) See more »
The worst thing you can do, in this part of the country, is pay too much attention to the death of a negro under mysterious circumstances.
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CBS edited 5 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more »
Fascinating mystery with a great script and a fine ensemble cast make this a must-see
This is an excellent film, at it's heart a case study in human psychology, but also a mystery and an intriguing one at that. The cast, mostly unknowns at the time, is fantastic and contains many now-familiar faces, most notably Denzel Washington and David Alan Grier. Adolph Caesar was nominated for an Oscar and Howard Rollins, Jr. probably should have been. Another highlight (at least for me) are the songs sung by Larry Riley and Patte LaBelle. This is a gem of a film, one that is most highly recommended.
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