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Panther (1995)

R | | Drama | 3 May 1995 (USA)
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A dramatized account of the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense.

Director:

Mario Van Peebles

Writers:

Melvin Van Peebles (novel), Melvin Van Peebles (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kadeem Hardison ... Judge
Bokeem Woodbine ... Tyrone
Joe Don Baker ... Brimmer
Courtney B. Vance ... Bobby Seale
Tyrin Turner ... Cy
Marcus Chong ... Huey Newton
Anthony Griffith ... Eldridge Cleaver
Bobby Brown ... Rose
Angela Bassett ... Dr. Betty Shabazz
Nefertiti ... Alma
James Russo ... Rodgers
Jenifer Lewis ... Rita
Chris Rock ... Yuck Mouth
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Pruitt
Michael Wincott ... Tynan
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Storyline

Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some points. Written by Qawi Robinson

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Taglines:

The People Called Them Heroes. The F.B.I. Called Them Public Enemy Number One. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A fekete párduc See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,834,525
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Roger Guenveur Smith, who plays Pruitt, also played Huey Newton in A Huey P. Newton Story (2001), meaning he has played characters at the birth and death of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. See more »

Goofs

At the school, when they are rallying for more members. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Seale: We not anti-white, we anti-oppression! You can't fight racism with racism.
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Performed by Big Mike, Biggie Smalls, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Buckshot, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, Heltah Skeltah (Sean Price and Rockness Monsta) , Ill Al Skratch, Jamal, Knowledge, Menace Clan, Redman
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Wonderful, an eye-opener
6 May 2000 | by deathdracoSee all my reviews

'Panther' is a superb movie, Exposing the Black Panther Party for what it was before Eldridge Clever took over. It is disturbing, with a lot of blood and swearing, but it tells (most of) the truth, the side no one wants to listen to, that no one wants to believe. Marcus Chong's portrayal of Huey P. Newton is the best part, showing the Revolutionary in a light people never see. Marcus Chong made him a person that people can identify with, carrying his immortality to our modern world. Bravo.


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