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Five on the Black Hand Side Details

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Five on the Black Hand Side was released at a time when most black-oriented films were bloody action fests. In contrast, this low-budget effort, coproduced by actors Brock Peters and Michael Tolan, eschews exploitation for humanity and domestic drama. Leonard Jackson plays a barber who is also the domineering head of a middle-class African American family. Jackson is forced to rethink his values when his previously docile wife (Clarice Taylor) joins their three children in rebelling against her husband's retrogressive behavior. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Clarice Taylor
as Mrs. Brooks
Leonard Jackson
as Mr. Brooks
Philomena Nowlin
Ronald Warden
Jean Taylor
Virginia Capers
as Ruby
Ja'net DuBois
as Stormy Monday
Glynn Turman
as Gideon
Godfrey Cambridge
Sonny Jim
as Sweetmeat
Frankie Crocker
as Rolls Royce
Tchaka Almoravids
as Fun Loving
Bonnie Banfield
as Gail

Crew

Michael Tolan
Producer
Brock Peters
Producer
Gene Polito
Cinematographer
Michael Economou
Editor
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