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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Jive Turkey [a.k.a. Baby Needs A New Pair Of Shoes] (1974)


In 1956, Italian Mobsters Big Tony (Frank DeKova) go to war with Black gangsters, turning the streets of Harlem into an all-out war zone as both sides call on the best assassins to level the playing field. Feared crime boss Pasha (Paul Harris) isn't about to give up his turf without a fight, even if it means calling on his most unpredictable assassins as well. It's a gang war to end gang wars, all over the numbers game.