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Across 110th Street


Dir. Barry Shear. 1972, 102 mins. Digital projection. With Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa. Fueled by Bobby Womack’s haunting theme, directed by Barry Shear (Wild in the Streets) from a novel by a Channel 5 news cameraman, this farrago of corrupt cops, ghetto hustlers, and downtown mobsters is the least glamorous and most violent of Blaxploitation films—producer-star Anthony Quinn held its world premiere in Harlem, at the Loews Victoria, on 125th Street.

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