Tommy comes from a forced rest period due to injuries suffered in Harlem’s gang warfare. With the help of his girl, he will reorganize his gang, and overcome his rival gang leaders, through extreme acts of violence and death.
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Not as great as Black Caesar but still a lot of fun. Improvised on the run, shot without permits, on the weekends of Cohen's It's Alive shoot, it's an incredible rush of energy. It doesn't have any real narrative structure, just incident piled upon incident. Julius Harris is great. Fred's good too but seems divorced from his own movie, frequently (and obviously) not even in the same room as the rest of the cast.
It falls short to "Black Caesar" and only first 15 minutes are watchable (yeah ok, minus footage from previous movie) due to handheld camera and whatnot. Then messy narrative and sloppy editing take over. Only for die-hard blacksploitation fans!