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The Killing Floor

Directed by Bill Duke
United States, 1985
Comedy, Drama


Successful literary agent David Lamont moves into the expensive penthouse apartment he’s dreamed of, but his dream turns into a nightmare when he receives crime scene photos taken in his new home.

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The Killing Floor Directed by Bill Duke

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

1985 | Winner: Dramatic (Special Jury Prize)

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  • Brotherdeacon's rating of the film The Killing Floor

    3 & half stars. The synopsis is wrong, try this: "During World War I, a poor black Southerner travels north to Chicago to find work in the city's slaughterhouses, there he becomes embroiled in the organized labor movement, advancing as a leader of fellow African-Americans in the union, though many, including his best friend, view him as a sell-out." Nominee at Cannes, Special Jury Prize at Sundance.

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