Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

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"The Film that THE MAN doesn't want you to see!"
  • R
  • 1971
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.5  (4,675)
  • 71

The story of a young African American orphan is seized in by the owner of a brothel in Los Angeles in the 1940s. While he is working there as a towel boy, he ends up hooking up with one of the prostitutes. The women at the brothel nickname him "Sweet Sweetback" because of his sexual prowess. When he is grown, Sweetback works as a performer in the whorehouse. One night, some officers from the LAPD come in to have a conversation with the boss, Beetle. Come to find out, a black man has been murdered, and there is pressure from the black community to bring in a suspect. The police ask Beetle if it's alright to arrest Sweetback, and to blame him for the crime, and then release him a few days later for lack of evidence. All of this in order to appease the black community. Beetle agrees, and the officers take Sweetback away. On the way to the police station, the officers arrest Mu-Mu, a young man who belongs to the Black Panthers. They end up handcuffing him to Sweetback. Mu-Mu insults the cops, and they beat him. All of this sends Sweetback on a spiraling path.

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Trailer 2)
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Trailer 2)

Trailer - 1 min 59 sec

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Trailer - 1 min 48 sec

Description
The story of a young African American orphan is seized in by the owner of a brothel in Los Angeles in the 1940s. While he is working there as a towel boy, he ends up hooking up with one of the prostitutes. The women at the brothel nickname him "Sweet Sweetback" because of his sexual prowess. When he is grown, Sweetback works as a performer in the whorehouse. One night, some officers from the LAPD come in to have a conversation with the boss, Beetle. Come to find out, a black man has been murdered, and there is pressure from the black community to bring in a suspect. The police ask Beetle if it's alright to arrest Sweetback, and to blame him for the crime, and then release him a few days later for lack of evidence. All of this in order to appease the black community. Beetle agrees, and the officers take Sweetback away. On the way to the police station, the officers arrest Mu-Mu, a young man who belongs to the Black Panthers. They end up handcuffing him to Sweetback. Mu-Mu insults the cops, and they beat him. All of this sends Sweetback on a spiraling path.

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song is a 1971 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 71.

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  • Release Date
    1971
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 37 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (4,675)
  • Metascore
    71