I'm not sure if Mandingo would count as a Blaxploitation film, but it is one of my favorite African American movies. It stars boxing heavyweight champion Ken Norton. [Click here for a complete synopsis.]
My film student son was digging through a crate of my old VHS tapes when he came across this gem. He watched the movie two or three times and was so inspired, he decided to rewrite it as a musical.
I'm waiting on that one! I am especially curious as to how he will treat the following scene, my favorite scene of the movie:
Anyway, if you find yourself not doing anything at any time this weekend and want to be entertained, pick up a copy of this movie. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.