Cutter (1972)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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NBC was seeking a little ethnic diversity (a la Shaft) in its Mystery Movie lineup when the network commissioned Cutter. Peter DeAnda plays Frank Cutter, an African-American private eye headquartered in Chicago. Cutter's current assignment is to locate a missing pro quarterback. Stepin Fetchit, an echo from an earlier, demeaning era in black entertainment, shows up in the brief role of "Shineman". Cutter received a single 90-minute showing on January 26, 1972; it failed to make the NBC Mystery Movie cut as a regular entry.

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private-detective, missing-person, African-American, quarterback