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A Huey P. Newton Story
A Huey P Newton Story
Actors: Roger Guenveur Smith, H. Rap Brown, Richard Pryor, Jim Kelly (II), Fred Hampton
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Documentary, African American Cinema
NR     2004     1hr 35min

A Huey P. Newton Story is an intimate portrait of Huey P. Newton, the late co-founder of the Black Panther Party. Director Spike Lee and Roger Guenveur Smith collaborate for the 7th time to bring Newton's thoughts, philo...  more »

     
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Actors: Roger Guenveur Smith, H. Rap Brown, Richard Pryor, Jim Kelly (II), Fred Hampton
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Documentary, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Documentary, African American Cinema
Studio: Urban Works
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/13/2004
Original Release Date: 06/18/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 06/18/2001
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

GREAT FILM- AWFUL DVD
M. Wagner | 02/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I reviewed this befroe and they would not put it up, why? I did not cuss, I merely suggested that something was quite foul smelling with the way this man is STILL being treated. I suggested that Spike Lee, could of sold his basketball tickets for the dough it would cost to at least put some chapter stops on this DVD. American wedding,the movie with all the white folks in it gets audio commentary, six documentaries,16 page booklet. But make a film about Huey Newton, and you get no booklet, no chapter stops, no biography, or documentaries. You could of jammed this DVD with hours of documentaries, and t.v. appearances that HUEY did but NO! Not even CHAPTER STOPS, poor huey."
This is an amazing movie.....
Ryan | KY | 07/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know much about Huey P. Newton at all. Up to the point when i seen this movie, if you told me the mans name I would have had no idea who he was, but now I do. I saw this movie the first time on tv. I was channel surfing and I came across this movie. After watching it for a sec. I could not turn the channel. Roger Guenveur Smith is absolutly wonderful in this movie. I was blown away. Such passion in his acting. I still don't know much about Huey P. Newton, but watching this movie has changed my perspective on what the Black Panthers were all about. Check this movie out. Its amazing......"
A Must See !!!!
J. Carr | Dallas,Texas | 04/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Even if you don't know anything about the Black Panthers or could care less about the Black Panthers, you should still see this movie. I must admit that before this film I was mostly uninterested in the Black Panthers. After seeing this movie I could not wait to read Revolutionary Suicide. The portrayal of Dr. Huey P. Newton in the film by Roger Guenveur Smith is like no other. It is captivating and spellbinding and most importantly it is inspiring to see an actor be so committed to a character. For the most part, I am usually unaffected by movies and I rarely would rate a movie this high, but this is an exception. If you have not seen this film you must see it. To date, this is the most incredible thing I have seen. See it immediately."
Phenomenal performance of a powerful man
Aco | 04/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you do not know who Roger Guenveur Smith is, and somehow don't recognize him from other Spike Lee joints, then this piece will introduce you to an amazing actor. An amazing actor. An amazing performance. Granted, this is translated from the stage to the cinema, but it is quite affecting in expressing the character that was Huey P. Newton, and his explosive personality and his intellect. As great a character as Newton is, Guenveur Smith's intense and deeply expressed performance outdoes the imagery, the music, even the text. As an actor, this is a master class in deep and committed artistry."