Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Guy from Harlem (1977)

How bad is it? It just might be the worst blaxploitation film.
Should you see it? Yes, but keep a finger on fast-forward for most of it.

Director Rene Martinez, Jr. made three movies, all bad (I'll cover the more famous other one later). The film takes place in Miami, though they do point out that the main character hails from Harlem. He's hired by the CIA to guard an African princess. Then the plot changes half-way through and he tries to find an abducted woman. The fight scenes are as bad as in "Dolemite." The music sounds lifted from porn films. The film drags badly for long stretches and we're stuck listening to uninteresting characters until something happens.

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