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Panther (1995)

19 Jul 2020

Drama/Historical Drama

A dramatized account of the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense.

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.

In this semi-fictionalized account of the origins of the Black Panthers, Vietnam vet Judge (Kadeem Hardison) returns to his hometown of Oakland to find it beset by violence and police discrimination against African-Americans. Judge's friend Cy tells him about a vigilante group that's organizing against the police and introduces him to its leaders, Bobby (Courtney B. Vance) and Huey (Marcus Chong). Judge joins the movement but is soon beset by police pressure to inform against Huey.

Directed By: Mario Van Peebles
Produced By: Tim Bevan - Executive Producer
Liza Chasin - Associate Producer (as Lisa Chassin)
Eric Fellner - Executive Producer
Preston L. Holmes - Producer
Mario Van Peebles - Producer
Melvin Van Peebles - Producer
Robert De Niro - Producer (Uncredited)
Screenplay By: Melvin Van Peebles
Based On The Novel: ''Panther'' By Melvin Van Peebles

Kadeem Hardison
Bokeem Woodbine
Joe Don Baker
Courtney B. Vance
Marcus Chong
Tyrin Turner
James Russo
M. Emmet Walsh
Joan Tarika Lewis

Music By: Stanley Clarke
Cinematography By: Edward J. Pei
Edited By: Earl Watson & Kevin Lindstrom
Production Company: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films, TriBeCa Productions & MVP Films
Distributed By: Gramercy Pictures
Release Date: May 3rd, 1995
Running Time: 123 Minutes ( 2 Hours 3 Minutes)
Country: United Kingdom & United States
Language: English
Box Office: $6,834,525

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