Five on the Black Hand Side
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|Five on the Black Hand Side|
|Directed by||Oscar Williams|
|Produced by||Brock Peters
|Music by||H.B. Barnum|
|Editing by||Michael Economou|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release date(s)||October 25, 1973|
|Running time||96 min.|
Five on the Black Hand Side is a 1973 comedy film based on the play by Charlie L. Russell. It was shot in Los Angeles. Leonard Jackson appeared as John Henry Brooks. He was cast in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple fifteen years later.
This relationship between the two parents in this movie (Mr. and Mrs. Brooks), was parodied in a skit of the same name on the comedy series "In Living Color".
- Godfrey Cambridge - Himself
- Clarice Taylor - Mrs. Brooks
- Leonard Jackson - Mr. Brooks
- Virginia Capers - Ruby
- Glynn Turman - Gideon
- D'Urville Martin - Booker T.
- Dick Anthony Williams - Preston (as Richard Williams)
- Sonny Jim Gaines - Sweetmeat (as Sonny Jim)
- Ja'net DuBois - Stormy Monday
- Bonnie Banfield - Gail
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- WEILER, A. H. "Movies-Five on the Black Hand Side". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 May 2012.