Starring Thalmus Tasulala, Raymond St. Jacques, Lincoin Kilpatrick, Judy Pace and Pam Grier in a small role, the film deals with a team of criminals who band together to rip off THE MAN in order to establish a bank in the community..or maybe just to keep it for themselves
The film was actually a blaxploitation remake of John Huston's classic 1950 heist film The Asphalt Jungle and no one in the right minds would say that Cool Breeze is even remotely within a 100 mile radius of being anything like Huston's film. But it is a hell of a lot of fun and nostaglia. (Source: blogs.indiewire.com)
Film Reviews (Beware! Spoiler Alerts): A blaxploitation take on W.R. Burnett’s classic crime novel The Asphalt Jungle—previously filmed as a 1950 film noir by director John Huston--Cool Breeze nearly works. The intricate story about a criminal mastermind gathering cohorts for a jewel heist is filled with betrayal and danger, so the narrative fits comfortably into the blaxploitation milieu. Furthermore, the film’s acting is generally very strong. However, first-time writer-director Barry Pollack’s inexperience shows. He fails to reveal exposition clearly, so it’s hard to track who’s doing what to whom, and nearly every scene has the same level of intensity, which creates tonal monotony. That said, the picture has a gritty look and a thumping soul-music soundtrack, so what it lacks in narrative polish, it makes up for in tough atmosphere. The antihero of the piece is Sidney Lord Jones (Thalmus Rasulala), a slick thief who just bribed his way out of prison. Planning the robbery of a vault containing diamonds worth millions of dollars, Sidney gets into business with Bill Mercer (Raymond St. Jacques), a wealthy crime boss who agrees to bankroll the job. ... continue reading>>http://every70smovie.blogspot.com/2012/08/cool-breeze-1972.html
Director: Barry Polack
Stars: Thalmus Rasulala, Judy Pace, James Watkins
A gang of bank robbers don masks depicting former presidents to pull off a diamond heist and finance a black people's bank. You like how the Hollywood establishment basically lifted this whole plot for Point Break, only substituting surfing for black self-empowermen?
(Watch the Full Movie below, enjoy!)