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 - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

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.



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