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Melinda (1972)

A slick, smooth-talking, womanizing young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, when she is found dead in his apartment. It turns out ... See full summary »

Director:

Hugh A. Robertson

Writers:

Lonne Elder III (screenplay), Raymond Cistheri (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Calvin Lockhart ... Frankie J. Parker
Rosalind Cash ... Terry Davis
Vonetta McGee ... Melinda
Paul Stevens ... Mitch
Rockne Tarkington ... Tank
Ross Hagen ... Gregg Van
Renny Roker Renny Roker ... Dennis Smith
Judyann Elder ... Gloria
Jim Kelly ... Charles Atkins
Jan Tice Jan Tice ... Marcia
Lonne Elder III Lonne Elder III ... Lt. Daniels (as Lonne Elder)
Ed Cambridge ... Detective (as Edmund Cambridge)
George Fisher ... Young Man
Buddy Joe Hooker ... Rome's Servant
Allen Pinson Allen Pinson ... Rome
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Storyline

A slick, smooth-talking, womanizing young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, when she is found dead in his apartment. It turns out she was killed by the local mob, which is trying to frame him for the crime. With the police after him, he calls on some of his old acquaintances to help clear his name and avenge the woman's death. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hang Tough See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Kelly's first screen appearance. Rockne Tarkington who plays Tank, was originally cast to play Williams in "Enter The Dragon ",however the part ultimately went to Jim Kelly and jump started his career. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »

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Written by Jerry Butler and Jerry Peters
Sung by Jerry Butler
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Calvin Lockheart is great
24 January 2006 | by hicksbryaSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie and Calvin Lockheart is a great actor and he is good on the eyes. I love his voice I have been looking for this movie Melinda for years I can not find it anywhere.All of the actors and actresses did good the plot was good and I enjoyed the action. I have seen Calvin Lockheart in other movies and he did good an all of them as well I would like to see him in something now, I know he is much older now but there are movies for older men also THERE ARE TV shows that he could be on he helped to make the way for actors and actresses of today.He could appear on shows like Girlfriends also The Parkers. That is only a couple of suggestions.I would like to see him in a movie about his life.If anyone know where I can get the movie please post it.


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