The Bad Bunch

The Bad Bunch

Greydon Clark
 Cast: Greydon Clark
Greydon Clark
, Tom Johnigarn
Tom Johnigarn
, Nancy Dorian
Nancy Dorian
, Bambi Allen
Bambi Allen

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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This early '70s effort from veteran exploitation director Greydon Clark attempts to create a more socially conscious variation on the blaxploitation genre, but devotes most of its time to thrills of the most lurid variety. The story begins with Jim (director and co-writer Clark), a liberal-minded white Vietnam vet witnessing the death of a black soldier. He returns home and attempts to deliver the fallen soldier's posthumous Purple Heart to the soldier's family. In the process, he angers Makimba(Tom) (Tom Johnigarn), an angry militant who was the soldier's brother. Jim and Makimba's paths continue to cross as the two deal with their problems: Jim struggles to decide whether he should settle down with the prim and proper Nancy (Jacqueline Cole) or live with the free-spirited Bobbie, and Makimba develops an ever-growing anger towards white society as he is hounded by racist white cops, Lt. Stans (Aldo Ray) and Sgt. Berry (Jock Mahoney). Tom is finally driven over the brink and takes action, resulting in a tragedy that changes both men's lives forever. Despite the serious nature of the story line, the film that resulted is an exploitative affair that takes every opportunity to titillate the audience with plenty of sex and violence. As a result, its attempts at social consciousness went ignored, but its salacious moments went over well with the drive-in crowd. Director Greydon Clark later revisited the blaxploitation genre with the even more exploitative Black Shampoo. ~ Donald Guarisco

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/2014
UPC: 0089859871726
Original Release: 1973
Rating: R
Source: Vci Video
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:19:00
Sales rank: 65,046

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greydon Clark Jim
Tom Johnigarn Makimba
Nancy Dorian Actor
Bambi Allen Bobbie
Clark D. Decatur Actor
Fred Spruel Actor
Buddy Joe Andrews Actor
Al Richardson Actor
Bill Smith Actor
Alfonso Williams Actor
Edward Duggans Actor
Aldo Ray Lt. Stans
Jock Mahoney Sgt. Berry
Pamela Corbett Tina
Fred D. Scott Mr. Washington
Carl Craig Willie
Jacqueline Cole Nancy

Technical Credits
Greydon Clark Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Robert Latham Brown Executive Producer
Ed Cobb Score Composer
Robert Dietz Sound/Sound Designer
Alvin L. Fast Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Louis Horvath Cinematographer
Sheldon Lee Songwriter
Mardi Rustam Producer
Earl Watson Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Bad Bunch
1. Chapter 1 [7:51]
2. Chapter 2 [7:42]
3. Chapter 3 [7:03]
4. Chapter 4 [5:14]
5. Chapter 5 [7:50]
6. Chapter 6 [5:13]
7. Chapter 7 [3:47]
8. Chapter 8 [4:49]
9. Chapter 9 [2:20]
10. Chapter 10 [7:29]
11. Chapter 11 [8:54]
12. Chapter 12 [10:51]

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