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Director  Fred Williamson
Music director  David Raksin
Language  English
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Crime, Drama
Duration  
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Release date  1976 (US premiere)
Writer  Jolivett Cato, Charles Walker
Film series  Soul Brothas and Sistas: Vol. 2: Quadruple Feature
Cast  Fred Williamson (Johnny Barrows), Roddy McDowall (Tony Da Vince), Jenny Sherman (Nancy), Stuart Whitman (Mario Racconi), Anthony Caruso (Don Da Vince (as Tony Caruso)), Luther Adler (Don Racconi)
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Tagline  Brutal! Blasting! Blazing!

Mean Johnny Barrows is a 1976 film. It stars Fred Williamson, who also directed the film; Elliott Gould; Stuart Whitman; James Brown; and Roddy McDowall also star.

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Plot

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Johnny Barrows (played by Fred "The Hammer" Williamson) is dishonorably discharged from the army for punching out a fellow officer. Shipped back home to Spiddal, Johnny promptly gets mugged and hauled in by some racist cops for being drunk. Unable to secure gainful employment, Johnny finds himself on the soup line (with a cameo from Elliott Gould) and down on his luck.

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Walking into an Italian restaurant hoping for a handout, he's offered a job by Mafiosi Mario Racconi (Stuart Whitman) and his girlfriend Nancy (Jenny Sherman) but Johnny turns him down. It seems that he's not slipped so far as to start doing odd jobs for the Mob. Eventually, Johnny lands a job at a gas station cleaning toilets and scrubbing floors for the mean penny-pinching Richard (R.G. Armstrong), who receives a beating for ripping off Barrows.

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Meanwhile, a Mafia war starts brewing between the Racconi family and the Da Vincis (the family, not the painter). Seems the Da Vinci family wants to bring in all kinds of dope and start peddling it to black kids. The Racconis, being an upstanding Mob family, wants no part of that on their streets. And so it goes, with the Racconi family wiped out in a treacherous double-cross, with only Mario left standing.

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Nancy is kidnapped by the Da Vinci family and gets a message to Johnny claiming that she was made to do "terrible things". Brought to the brink by poverty, the Man constantly screwing him and his love for Nancy, Johnny agrees to become a hired killer for Mario to avenge the Racconis. And so the body count starts going up as Johnny in all his white-suited glory gets mean and starts killing his way through the Da Vinci family.


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References

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