Focusing on a heist, murder and their subsequent investigation, Across th Street takes inspiration from both the blaxploitation films of the s as well as the film noir genre. In the summer of , a riot erupted in Harlem after a white off-duty police officer murdered a black teenager. I was the third brother of five Doing whatever I had to do to survive I'm not saying what I did was all right Trying to break out of the ghetto was a day-to-day fight.
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Been down so long, getting up didn't cross my mind But I knew there was a better way of life that I was just trying to find You don't know what you'll do until you're put under pressure Across th Street is a hell of a tester.
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The black power ethos seeped even into the underworld of organized crime, as evident in Across th Streetwhere black gangsters like Doc Johnson are coming to believe that black people should control the organized crime circuits within their neighborhoods rather than the racist Mafia bosses. Lieutenant William Pope, a straight-laced black police officer is assigned to work the case with aging Captain Frank Mattelli, a street-wise but racist Italian-American cop.
Johnson at the Opera House J. University of Missouri Press. Retrieved May 22, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The New York Times. Hey, brother, there's a better way out Snorting that coke, shooting that dope, man, you're copping out Take my advice, it's either live or die You got to be strong if you want to survive.
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I was the third brother of five Doing whatever I had to do to survive I'm not saying what I did was all right Trying to break out of the ghetto was a day-to-day fight.
Mattelli Yaphet Kotto as Lt. The family on the upper side of town Would catch hell without a ghetto around In every city you'll find the same thing going down Harlem is the capital of every ghetto town Help me sing it.
In the street Yes, you can Oh, look around you, look around you Look around you, look around you Yeah Yeah. What does this song mean to you? Urban Rebellion in America. The songs were written and performed by Bobby Womack, while the score was composed and conducted by J. Even the cop Mattelli justifies the bribes he receives as supplemental income for his meager wages as a police officer.
Facts of Life The robbery goes wrong and results in the deaths of seven men — three black gangsters, two members of the Mafia, and two police officers.
Across th Street is remembered in part for its soundtrack, which features a classic song of the same name by soul artist Bobby Womack. The Long, Hot Summer of You gotta check out. Films directed by Barry Shear. Its lyrics reflect the broader themes of impoverishment and desperation in the film, where characters feel beaten down by poverty and must do whatever it takes to stay alive.
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The film is set in Harlem and takes its name from th Streetthe traditional dividing line between Harlem and Central Park that functioned as an informal boundary of race and class in s New York City. Reilly Tim O'Connor as Lt. Articles with hAudio microformats. This page was last edited on 1 Juneat In stree review Variety magazine commended the film for its realism, tight editing and solid performances. Across th Street Soundtrack