|Directed by||Robert Hartford-Davis|
Robert Shearer (original screenplay)
|Story by||Robert Hartford-Davis (original story)|
Herbert Jefferson Jr.
|Music by||Tony Osborne|
|Cinematography||Robert H. Kline|
|Edited by||Pat Somerset|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Box office||$1,015,000 (US/ Canada rentals)|
In Los Angeles, a nighttime robbery of an illegal mafia bookmaking operation is carried out by the militant African-American organization BAG (Black Action Group). Though successful, several of the bookmakers and one of the burglars are killed. The mastermind behind the robbery, a Vietnam veteran named Scott (Herbert Jefferson Jr.), is the brother of a prominent nightclub owner, Gunn (Jim Brown). Seeking safe haven, Scott hides out at his brother's mansion after a brief reunion.
Meanwhile, mafia caporegime and used-car dealer Russ Capelli (Martin Landau) meets with a female West Coast crime boss, Toni Lombardo (Luciana Paluzzi), to report the theft of daily payoff records and monies. Though Capelli receives an unrelated promotion for years of loyal service, he nonetheless fears the consequences of a loss of face and status as well as incriminating mob financial information. He therefore orders his men, led by psychotic assassin Ray Kriley (Bruce Glover), to shake down anyone who might have a connection to the robbery and to recover the lost goods using any means necessary.
- Jim Brown as Gunn
- Martin Landau as Capelli
- Brenda Sykes as Judith
- Herbert Jefferson Jr. as Scott Gunn
- Luciana Paluzzi as Toni
- Vida Blue as Sam Green
- Stephen McNally as Laurento
- Keefe Brasselle as Winman
- Timothy Brown as Larry
- William Campbell as Rico
- Bernie Casey as Seth
- Gary Conway as Adams
- Chuck Daniel as Mel
- Tommy Davis as Webb
- Rick Ferrell as Jimpy
- Bruce Glover as Ray Kriley
The film was given a VHS release by Goodtimes Home Video in the United States. It was later released on DVD in 2004 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This release is anamorphic in 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
- Black Gunn at the Internet Movie Database
- Black Gunn at the TCM Movie Database
- Black Gunn at AllMovie