Brothers (1977)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Prison Film  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Based loosely on the real-life relationship between political activist Angela Davis and convict-turned-author George Jackson, Brothers stars Bernie Casey as David Thomas, who begins corresponding with college professor and outspoken black activist Paula Jones (Vonetta McGee) after he's convicted of a crime he didn't commit. David's relationship with Paula gives him strength and insight as he tries to survive in the brutally violent and racist environment of prison. A great deal more serious and politically minded than most of the other "blaxploitation" films of its era, Brothers was directed by Arthur Barron, in a severe departure from his previous film, the sweet teenage love story Jeremy.

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activism, politician, atrocity, brutality, convict, inmate, planet, prison, racism, robbery, security-guard, violence, youth