Place Called Today (1972)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Political Thriller  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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City in Fear was an attempt at socio-political commentary by soft-core porno star Cheri Caffaro and her director/husband Don Schain. The film takes place during a heated political campaign, wherein the "race card" is played up for all it's worth. The bigoted whites attack the blacks, the militant blacks attack the whites, and gallons of blood are spilled. Playing the mistress of a candidate, Caffaro is kidnapped and murdered in a particularly repulsive fashion -- and that isn't the end of the film. Originally released as A Place Called Today, this is no more or less than an ultraviolent sexploitationer masquerading as a "statement."

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bigotry, campaign, candidate, cross-cultural-relations, fear, kidnapping, mistress, murder, political-campaign, political-corruption, politician, racial-tension, racism, urban