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Baadasssss!

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Baadasssss!

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
108 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/28/04
performer:
Nia Long, Mario Van Peebles, Joy Bryant, David Alan Grier, Paul Rodriguez, Saul Rubinek, Khleo Thomas
director:
Mario Van Peebles
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Dennis Haggerty, Melvin Van Peebles, Mario Van Peebles
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Audaciously entertaining. Mario Van Peebles sports an attitude of electric, hungry-eyed defiance to play his father, Melvin Van Peebles, during the making of ”Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” (1971). Perhaps no movie has demonstrated so graphically that a film-maker is really a politician, a hustler, and an artist, in that order.