"Story of a young hustler whose aimless pleasure-seeking turns to radicalism after witnessing the beating of a Black revolutionary by two white cops. Seized with anger Sweetback takes brutal revenge on the cops, forcing him into a desperate life on the run"--Container.
Melvin Van Peebles, the black community, Brer Soul, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan, West Gale, Niva Rochelle, Rhetta Hughes, Nick Ferrari, Ed Rue, Johnny Amos, Lavelle Roby, Ted Hayden.
Director of photography, Bob Maxwell ; music, Earth, Wind & Fire.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971. "Includes the original theatrical trailer"--Container. "Featuring a special introduction by the filmmaker"--Container.