Directed by Martin Goldman • 1972 • United States
Starring Fred Williamson, D’Urville Martin, Don Pedro Colley
“I’m a free man, and I’ll die a free man.” After he kills a white man in self-defense, the enslaved Charley (professional football player turned actor Fred Williamson) heads west with his friends Toby (D’Urville Martin) and Joshua (Don Pedro Colley) toward freedom—all the while pursued by a band of ruthless slave hunters. This slam-bang Blaxploitation western—which yielded two sequels—brings a bracing dose of Black Power defiance to the frontier.
Please be advised: this film contains offensive racist language, racial stereotypes, and graphic violence directed against Black and Native American people.