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Thursday, January 20, 2011


Get your Koto on! Although it is lumped in with the blaxpoitation genre, ACROSS 110TH STREET is really more of a crime film. Since it's '71 release it has gained a very large following and heaps of critical praise (although only based on 5 reviews it has a 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes).

An early buddy-cop film, the film stars Yaphet Koto as Lieutenant William Pope who is partnered with racist Captain Frank Mattelli played by Anthony Quinn. The two are tracking down three suspects who killed seven people in the heist of $300,000 from a mafia owned bank. Gritty action and a smart plot plus, you get an early glimpse of the duo that would eventually have a 70's variety show called KOTO & QUINN'S GIGGLE HOUR.

See you on forty deuce,