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Panther (1995)

R | | Drama | 3 May 1995 (USA)
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A dramatized account of the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense.

Director:

Mario Van Peebles

Writers:

Melvin Van Peebles (novel), Melvin Van Peebles (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kadeem Hardison ... Judge
Bokeem Woodbine ... Tyrone
Joe Don Baker ... Brimmer
Courtney B. Vance ... Bobby Seale
Tyrin Turner ... Cy
Marcus Chong ... Huey Newton
Anthony Griffith ... Eldridge Cleaver
Bobby Brown ... Rose
Angela Bassett ... Dr. Betty Shabazz
Nefertiti ... Alma
James Russo ... Rodgers
Jenifer Lewis ... Rita
Chris Rock ... Yuck Mouth
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Pruitt
Michael Wincott ... Tynan
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Storyline

Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some points. Written by Qawi Robinson

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Taglines:

The People Called Them Heroes. The F.B.I. Called Them Public Enemy Number One. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A fekete párduc See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,834,525
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Roger Guenveur Smith, who plays Pruitt, also played Huey Newton in A Huey P. Newton Story (2001), meaning he has played characters at the birth and death of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Brimmer is chasing Judge, he makes a radio call saying the he is running east on Market Street, in Oakland, CA. Market Street in Oakland, runs South to North. There is no way to run East on Market Street. See more »

Quotes

Tyrone: Uh, Alma is it? We don't...
Alma: What? I'm black ain't I, I wanna help my community right or do you think oppression ends with that thing dangling between your legs?
Tyrone: But...
Alma: But nothing! We want full-fledged membership in the Black Panther Party and none of that alright sugar as long as you play the background, rubbing my feet, getting my drink bullshit, you dig?
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Connections

Referenced in Classified X (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The World is a Ghetto
Written by War (Thomas Allen, Harold R. Brown, Morris D. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott).
Performed by Da Lench Mob
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A little left out, but still good
23 October 2000 | by drakelah_whipSee all my reviews

This movie does greatly leave out the true nature of some of the Panthers identified, but this is merely to avoid offending anyone. Huey Newton originally fled to Cuba. Still, Marcus Chong gave a splendid performance and I believe that he is an excellent actor.


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