Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Urban Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 25, 1973 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Five on the Black Hand Side was released at a time when most black-oriented films were bloody action fests. In contrast, this low-budget effort, coproduced by actors Brock Peters and Michael Tolan, eschews exploitation for humanity and domestic drama. Leonard Jackson plays a barber who is also the domineering head of a middle-class African American family. Jackson is forced to rethink his values when his previously docile wife (Clarice Taylor) joins their three children in rebelling against her husband's retrogressive behavior.

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family, Black [race], child, middle-class, consciousness, husband-and-wife, marriage, parent/child-relationship, barber, daughter, demands, mother, relationship, values