Across 110th Street
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Showings
Series
Series:Portland Black Film Festival
Film Info
Genre:Action
Crime
Drama
Released:1972
Format:35mm
Rating:R
Run Time:1hr 42mins
Language:English
Cast & Crew
Director:Barry Shear
Cast:Anthony Quinn
Yaphet Kotto
Anthony Franciosa
Paul Benjamin
Description

The Portland Black Film Festival kicks off with a rare 35mm print of Across 110th Street.

Across 110th Street (1972) Three small-time hoods steal $300,000 from a group of mobsters, and when the job gets out of hand, the mobsters and two policemen are killed. A hardnosed white police captain is reluctantly assigned to join a black Lieutenant’s investigation, and the two develop a mutual loathing. Meanwhile, the Mafia sends an enforcer to eliminate the robbers, and a three-way race between the cops, the mob and black gangsters ensues. This expertly written crime film bristles with racial tension, and explores the African American struggle for the American dream. Starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto and Anthony Franciosa.

The Portland Black Film Festival is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

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