Panther script
Panther (1995)
Synopsis: 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.

CUT TO:

INT. POLICE CAR (BLACK/WHITE) - 1966 - DAY

Bruised and bloody, Huey and Bobby sit next to each other as

the car moves through the streets.

VOICE:

(over)

Pigs threw them in jail. There they

starting talking about black folks

oughta start standing up. No master

plan, no pot to piss in, nothing

like that. Just two fed-up brothers...

Next thing you know, you got the

Black Panther Party for Self

Defense...

CUT TO:

BLACKOUT:

Again, the SCREEN goes BLACK.

VOICE:

(over)

For me, it started different. A lot

different. You may as well say The

Panthers started in my front yard...

The black screen DISSOLVES into...

EXT. CLOSE-UP:
SIDEWALK - DAY

CONCRETE, cracked and dirty, fills the frame. A BICYCLE whips

past, gliding down the pavement.

TITLE SEQUENCE:

EXT. 55TH AND MARKET STREETS - OAKLAND - 1967 - DAY

TITLE:
OAKLAND 1967

Teeming with life on a bright day, the Ghetto moves to its

own unique cadence. A YOUNG BOY, no older than ten, pedals

down the street on his BICYCLE.

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