Black Caesar

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"Hail Caesar Godfather of Harlem!"
  • R
  • 1973
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 6.5  (3,070)

Also known as Godfather of Harlem, Black Caesar, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry with music by James Brown, is a 1970s blaxploitation remake of the 1931 gangster classic Little Caesar. Having endured racism and adversity as a New York City youth in Harlem, Tommy Gibbs (Williamson) has been turned to a life of crime following a brutal race motivated assault from a white policeman. Now an adult, he heads an all-black crime syndicate centered in Harlem and starts to wage war against the stronghold of Italian gangsters also in New York. Keeping a strangle hold on his associates (the racist cop among them!) he falls for a singer named Helen (Gloria) but things are far from perfect and his violent tendencies driver her from him. She conspires with his enemies to bring out his downfall. After a failed assassination attempt, can he retrieve his damaging ledger book and make it out of Harlem alive?

Black Caesar
Black Caesar
Black Caesar

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Also known as Godfather of Harlem, Black Caesar, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry with music by James Brown, is a 1970s blaxploitation remake of the 1931 gangster classic Little Caesar. Having endured racism and adversity as a New York City youth in Harlem, Tommy Gibbs (Williamson) has been turned to a life of crime following a brutal race motivated assault from a white policeman. Now an adult, he heads an all-black crime syndicate centered in Harlem and starts to wage war against the stronghold of Italian gangsters also in New York.

Keeping a strangle hold on his associates (the racist cop among them!) he falls for a singer named Helen (Gloria) but things are far from perfect and his violent tendencies driver her from him. She conspires with his enemies to bring out his downfall. After a failed assassination attempt, can he retrieve his damaging ledger book and make it out of Harlem alive?

Black Caesar is a 1973 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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  • Release Date
    1973
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 27 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (3,070)