Black Caesar

Black Caesar

94 mins | Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller | Feb. 7, 1973

Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the racist society around him, both criminal and straight, he sees the acquisition of power as the solution to his rage.

Black Caesar

94 mins | Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller | Feb. 7, 1973

Black Caesar
Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the racist society around him, both criminal and straight, he sees the acquisition of power as the solution to his rage.
IMDb rating 6.5
Producers American International Pictures, Larco Productions
Original title Black Caesar
Directors Larry Cohen
Writers Larry Cohen

Cast

Fred Williamson

as Tommy Gibbs

Gloria Hendry

as Helen

Art Lund

as McKinney

D'Urville Martin

as Rev. Rufus

Julius Harris

as Mr. Gibbs

Minnie Gentry

as Mama Gibbs

Philip Roye

as Joe Washington

William Wellman Jr.

as Alfred Coleman

James Dixon

as Bryant

Val Avery

as Cardoza

Patrick McAllister

as Grossfield

Don Pedro Colley

as Crawdaddy

Andrew Duggan

as Man at shoeshine (uncredited)