23 September 2008 | ma-cortes
Extremely tough movie burdened by cruel murders and seedy roles
This brutal , austere crime-thriller focuses cheerless Tyrone in the title role (a tough , amoral African-American Bernie Casey) , he's a hit-man who returns home to investigate his brother's death by some mobsters . Two-fisted Tyrone in order to revenge his brother , vows vengeance and spontaneously meets sleazy characters in the middle of sinister bands war and running afoul into underworld . Tyrone Tackett keeps the things moving along until ending vendetta , as he aims to please .
This routine film features thrills , raw energy , adult subject matter with abundant nudism and lots of violence . Plenty of intrigue , funky music , kinky sex , noisy action and grisly killings until finale vengeance . Cool secondary cast filled with African-American actors such as Pam Grier , Roger E Mosley and appears unbilled Paul Gleason . Based on a novel titled 'Get Carter' by Ted Lewis from 1970 original movie and of far superior directed by Michael Hodges and starred by Michael Caine and Britt Ekland . Remade again (2000) by Stephen Kay with Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke . This Blaxploitiation movie was regularly directed by George Armitage . He's a good director with a few movies and expert on action and intrigue genre , such as ¨Miami Blues¨ (with Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh), ¨Grosse Point Blank¨ (with John Cusack and Minnie Driver) and ¨Big Bounce¨ (Charlie Sheen, Owen Wilson). Rating : Acceptable and passable ; being rated R for nudism and strong violence .