Slaughter (1972)

Nomination Year: 2006
SYNOPSIS:  It's blaxploitation at its finest. Slaughter's family was clipped by the Mob and now the Feds tell him where the remaining mobsters are hiding in Mexico, using the Badass Black to wipe them out.


"And What's That Scraping Sound?"
Car one has wrecked and the spinning tire is making grinding noises. Driver of car two hangs around and finally says, "Where's the other car?"

Worst Cover Copy

Jim Brown is Slaughter!
The back is very much like Moontrap. It's a blatant biography -- a bunch of press clippings held together by a thin glue of plot description. Key quotes: "El Mucho Macho" (Interview), "Slick values and direction" (Variety), "Appropriately Titled" (New York Daily News).

"Cutting Butter With A Chainsaw"

Pre-Emptive Strike
We thought asking for a restaurant was scant cause for an ass-whupping? This guy just says "hi." POW! Out the window, and into the swimming pool.

Smithee Award Winner! Acting Appropriately Stupid

When Not To Use the N-Word
Slaughter runs another guy off the road.
Slaughter: "Who killed my family?"
Other Guy: "Me. Now get me out of this car wreck, you stupid nigger!"
Slaughter decides to set the leaking gas on fire, instead.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Jim Brown ex-NFL running back, considered by many to be the greatest ever -- also the greatest player in the history of collegiate lacrosse 
Stella Stevens she was born in "Hot Coffee, Mississippi" 
Rip Torn born Elmore Rual Torn, Jr; not the confetti guy (Rip Taylor) 
Cameron Mitchell a preacher's son, he chose a darker path for his life 
Robert Phillips bodyguard for Adlai Stevenson 
Director Claim to Fame
Jack Starrett also directed the blaxploitation classic Cleopatra Jones 

Bryan Cassidy

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