Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O’Mailey who is selling trips back to Africa to the poor on the installment plan.
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This is a badass movie that offers up a lot of laughs, thrills, and thought provoking satire that turned the Hollywood ideal on its head and added some much needed color to the big screen. Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St. Jacques are nothing short of badass here.
The poor and disenfranchised are easy targets for manipulation. Forget labels like 'blaxploitation' or 'crime-thriller', this film is about community and who's watching over. Cambridge and St. Jacques play the guardian angels of Harlem. As their wings are clipped by bullet holes, they're taking on a demagogue who's transcending time and place. No matter what happens to him, he's still out there.