The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)

PG   |    |  Action, Drama, Crime

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A black man plays Uncle Tom in order to gain access to CIA training, then uses that knowledge to plot a new American Revolution.


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31 July 1999 | BookerII
| The greatest of all African-American movies.
I viewed this film in a Pan African Studies class at California State University, Northridge in 1993. Professor James Dennis who was a Civil Rights activist who made the Mississippi Freedom Rides told us this was the best film about and by African-Americans, and I agree with him wholeheartedly! I would like to get this video and show it in the classes I teach in history. This film was ahead of its time. Sam Greenelee is a very good writer and captures the essence of the struggle for African-Americans.

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