Directed by Gordon Parks Jr. • 1972 • United States
Starring Ron O’Neal, Carl Lee, Julius Harris
Charismatic Harlem cocaine dealer Youngblood Priest (Ron O’Neal) lives in luxury, drives expensive cars, and plans one last big score to escape his life of violence. But when corrupt cops working for the mob learn of his plan, they try to make Priest a partner rather than arrest him. Can Priest outwit the street, the mob, and the cops to win his freedom? Curtis Mayfield composed and performed the influential soundtrack, featuring classics like “Freddie’s Dead,” “Little Child Runnin’ Wild,” “Pusherman,” and the title track.