R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Blaxploitation film about a former professional football player who becomes a bounty hunter in Los Angeles.
Originally developed as a film for Robert Mitchum. After Mitchum, James Coburn was attached to star- but that fell through as well. Having already invested in the script, American International Pictures decided to turn it into an "urban picture" and cast a black actor. Dick Anthony Williams, best know for his work in The Mack (1973) and Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973) was initially cast, but was quickly replaced by Isaac Hayes, who wanted to get into acting. It was also felt that Hayes was a bigger name draw than Williams.
Well Blue, I presume you came to talk business.
Harvard Blue: You dont see me with my cock in my hand, do you, Dorinda?
Dorinda: Who's he, you're test-tube?
Harvard Blue: He's looking in your house for tapes.
Dorinda: Shit nigger, this ain't the White House.
When the camera is attached to Yaphet Kotto as he staggers around near the end of the movie the harness/rods attached to his shoulders are visible just at the base of the screen.
The original UK cinema release was cut for an 'X' certificate to remove a man being kneed in the groin and a shot of Truck pushing a gun into a guard's buttocks. All later releases were uncut.