The Landlord

"Watch the landlord get his."

The Landlord is a 1970 comedy film featuring Richard Pryor as James Wilson. The film takes place in New York City during a time of rioting and violence. The titular landlord character is attempting to preserve the businesses in his building from violence, through a variety of comic means. In the first scene, rioters are attempting to steal the typewriters from a typewriter shop. Pryor's character gets the bright idea to paint an already destroyed shop scene on a large roll of butcher paper. The film features comedic violence and coarse language. It is rated PG-13.

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| 1970 | 1 hr 53 min | 7.0/10 | 75/100
Cast
Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, Diana Sands, Pearl Bailey
Studio
Mirisch Company, Cartier Productions
Director
Hal Ashby
Produced By
Norman Jewison
Language
English
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