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J.D.'s Revenge Details


This stylish and very entertaining blend of the horror and "Blaxploitation" genres takes some creative risks on a seriously limited budget but manages to deliver the gory goods. The story begins in New Orleans in the mid-1940s, with black crime kingpin J.D. Walker (David McKnight) shot dead on Bourbon Street. Flash forward to the present, when clean-cut college student Ike (David McKnight's Glynn E. Turman) falls under the malevolent influence of the ghostly gangster. As he begins to exhibit J.D.'s boisterous, violent traits, Ike seeks out a local minister (Louis Gossett, Jr., in a standout performance) -- who had once played a role in the gangster's execution -- to exact his revenge. This cult favorite has seen a revival of sorts on home video and primarily remains in the public eye due to the novelty value of its soundtrack: all songs are performed by the artist soon to be known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince -- who also supplies the vocal for " Will Never Let You Go". ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi


Glynn Turman
as Ike
Joan Pringle
as Christella
Carl Crudup
as Tony
Stephanie Faulkner
as Phyllis
Fred Pinkard
as Theotis
David McKnight
as J.D. Walker
Louis Gossett, Jr.
as Rev. Bliss
Alice Jubert
as Roberta/Betty Jo
Louis Gossett, Jr.
as Rev. Bliss


Arthur Marks
Arthur Marks
Jaison Starkes
George Folsey, Jr.