SONGS -- Joan Baez' "Blowin' in the Wind," James Brown's "I
"Sit ins," "Draft Dodgers," "Malcolm X speaking."
The IMAGE FREEZES.
The Black Panthers...
People still ask me how it all
started? How things went so far? And
started with just two guys -- Bobby
"Defend Yourselves..." Legend
has it they met at some coffee house
MARCH 17, 1965
Oh yeah. Yeah it's easy to see right
man. Blue cop. Red blood. Niggers
the American way...
Shocked, the cop turns. It's HUEY. With honed precision, he
DECKS the cop with his free hand.
plan, no pot to piss in, nothing
like that. Just two fed-up brothers...
Next thing you know, you got the
Again, the SCREEN goes BLACK.
For me, it started different. A lot
different. You may as well say The
SIDEWALK - DAY
past, gliding down the pavement.
down the street on his BICYCLE.
ogles her juicy thighs.
Shucks I see you staring, but I ain't
letting go. Them hips is almost forty
years old but the hat is brand new!
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.