The Final Comedown
|The Final Comedown|
|Directed by||Oscar Williams|
|Produced by||Edgar Charles
|Written by||Oscar Williams|
|Starring||Billy Dee Williams
Raymond St. Jacques
|Music by||Grant Green
|Cinematography||William B. Kaplan|
|Edited by||Dick Van Enger Jr.|
|Distributed by||New World Pictures|
The Final Comedown is a 1972 blaxploitation drama film written, produced and directed by Oscar Williams and starring Billy Dee Williams and D'Urville Martin. The film is an examination of racism in the United States and depicts a shootout between a radical black nationalist group and the police, with the backstory leading up to the shootout told through flashbacks. The radical group is not identified by name in the film but closely resembles the Black Panther Party.
The original version has had several releases on DVD from various budget-line DVD manufacturers.
Roger Corman put up $15,000 of the film's budget.
- Christopher T Koetting, Mind Warp!: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures, Hemlock Books. 2009 p 37
- "Alternate versions for The Final Comedown (1972)". Retrieved 2007-04-06.
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