Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ride To Imagine-Nation: The Black Six

Original information from the full-length feature film THE BLACK SIX movie.  Pictures from Google Images.  Words by Blog Holder.

When it comes to movies that have the romanticism of the rough biker gangs or of a tough motorcycle rider of the 70's, quite a few movies come to mind. To this day nothing beats that good old texture of the celloloid films that gave us classic cinema that still has a major influence on flicks today.  However, when it comes to motorcycle movies of the 70's fewer feature actors of African descent as riders if any at all. In fact black actors of cinema were starring in "Blaxploitation" movies with some favorite rolls that were good or that of little dignity.  Out of all the motorcycle movies that could put a lot of action, a good story plot and that of great memorable characters that were black bikers, only one was made.  This gem of cinematic marvel was "THE BLACK SIX."  The movie starred a cast of famous football players in their physical prime portraying a group of army veterans back home on their motorcycles and living the biker dream to the fullest.  But, when the main character, Bubba Daniels (Gene Washington/San Francisco 49ers), finds out that his brother was murdered he is on the warpath to find out why and most of all who.  As him and his group of fellow riders venture off on their bikes to find clues, they put together the reason for this senseless murder and deal out some serious justice with a lot of deserved beatdowns to all that need it.  There is a lot of humor from the cast to keep you laughing, not to mention some cool action sequences.  Of course what would a motorcycle movie be without the motorcycles to capture the imagination and inspire many to get on that bike.  The motorcycle they rode were Triumph Motorcycles that came in an aray of different models and mods that came close to stealing the show. The movie had the likes of Carl Eller (Minnesota Vikings) as Jr. Bro Williams who was the right hand man to the character Bubba, not to mention the voice of reason throughout the movie.  Also, in the movie was Lem Barney (Detroit Lions) as Frenchy Laboise who was the Kung-Fu/music man in the band of bikers.  Another player featured as the strong man of the crew was Joe "Mean Joe" Greene (Pittsburg Steelers) as Kevin Washington.  Mercury Morris (Miami Dolphins) played Bookie Garrett, who whipped a lot of guys and had some of the best lines in the movie too.  Lastly, Willie Lanier (Kansas City Chiefs) as Tommy Bunka, played the strong silent type where he let his hard action speak louder than words.  This movie gets four out of five choppers from me which you'll have to see for yourself to agree with me on.  One thing about this movie that is a guarantee, is the instant throwback with the outfits mixed with that classic cool 70's lingo.  So please enjoy the movie if you can find it on Youtube or on your own copy available on DVD.  Believe me... That's no jive man.

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