The Black Gestapo

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"The New Master Race!"
  • R
  • 1975
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 4.7  (1,315)

The Black Gestapo is a 1975 blaxploitation film set in a fictional ghetto in Los Angeles, California. The movie follows the story of a black gang named "The People's Army" who, after experiencing intense racism and police brutality, decide to fight back against oppression by forming their own vigilante group, The Black Gestapo. The protagonist of the movie is General Ahmed (Rod Perry), the leader of The People's Army. Ahmed is a charismatic and commanding presence, revered by his followers for his fearless attitude and dedication to their cause. Alongside his lieutenant Colonel Kojah (Charles Robinson) and the rest of the Army, Ahmed begins to make strides in improving the living conditions in their community, including the opening of a community center and a health clinic.

But as they gain more power, they also attract enemies. The corrupt and racist militia leader Cruz (Phil Hoover) becomes determined to bring down the Army and put an end to their actions. Cruz sees the group as a threat to the existing social order and will stop at nothing to eradicate them.

As the tensions between the two groups escalate, the Black Gestapo begin to use increasingly violent tactics in their fight against oppression. They arm themselves with weapons and begin to execute anyone they see as an enemy, including corrupt politicians and police officers. This puts them at odds with some of their former allies and raises questions about whether the ends justify the means.

The Black Gestapo is an interesting film that explores themes of vigilantism, racism, and the limits of power. It is a powerful statement on the state of racial inequality in America in the 1970s, and the lengths that people will go to in order to fight back against oppression. It is a gritty and violent story that does not shy away from the brutality of its subject matter, and the unapologetically militant tone of the film could be seen as both a pro and a con.

In terms of acting, Rod Perry gives a commanding performance as the charismatic leader of The People's Army. He exudes authority and leadership, but also moments of vulnerability and doubt. Charles Robinson also gives a good performance as his second in command. Phil Hoover, as the film's main antagonist, is effective as the despicable and racist Cruz.

The film's production is, to put it mildly, low budget. The action scenes are not particularly well-choreographed, and the pacing is often sluggish. However, the cinematography is competent, and the movie does a good job of setting the mood of its subject matter.

Overall, The Black Gestapo is a fascinating relic of its time, a brutal and unflinching portrait of a community pushed to the brink and willing to fight back by any means necessary. While it may not be for everyone, it is an important film that deserves recognition for its bold themes and uncompromising vision.

The Black Gestapo is a 1975 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.

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    4.7  (1,315)