Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
The beat of "go-go" music -- hip-hop oriented dance music with a heavy emphasis on percussion -- provides the backdrop for this drama about corruption and racism in Washington D.C. There are the good guys who play and promote the music, the bad guys who deal in drugs and crime, the bad racist cop out to close the go-go clubs once and for all, and the powerless reporter (Art Garfunkel) who is caught in the middle. While the script raises interesting points about police persecution of African-American men and journalistic credibility in coverage of issues regarding the black community, music is the dominant force in this film, with performances by Trouble Funk, Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers and Redds & The Boys. The film also portrays a side of Washington, D.C. not often shown on screen.
criminal, false-accusation, frame-up, ghetto, investigation, investigator, journalism, killing, murder, music, POW/MIA, rape, reporter