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The Murder of Fred Hampton
The Murder of Fred Hampton
Actor: Fred Hampton
Directors: Mike Gray, Howard Alk
Genres: Documentary, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2007     1hr 28min

THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago policeman. In an infamous moment in Chicago history and p...  more »


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Actor: Fred Hampton
Directors: Mike Gray, Howard Alk
Genres: Documentary, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Biography, Crime & Conspiracy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Facets
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/22/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Grave Injustice
Adalberto McFarlane | California | 07/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film displays the evil attitudes and destructive power of the Chicago police department in murdering a shining light named Fred Hampton. "Chairman Fred" as he was known to those who worked and knew him, as displayed in this DVD, is a very committed person in the struggle to uplift his people in his community through education, free clinics, and free breakfast and lunch programs (most of these programs, started by the Black Panther Party was taken over by the Federal Government). If those in power did not fear what Fred and the others in the BPP was doing, who knows what strides we would have made and achievements obtained earlier instead of later."
Fred Hampton
Tracey M. Jennings | Pittsburgh, Pa | 02/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent footage of the last speeches/appearances by Fred Hampton. Somewhat difficult to view the "murder" scenes (not for the squeemish). And the blatant cover-ups by Chicago police will leave your blood boiling!"
Mind Blowing!!!
Kevin G. Cunningham | SFC | 10/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film exposes the murder of the great Fred Hampton with the attention to details and evidence you would expect to see used to convince a court beyond a reasonable doubt. No other conclusion is possible for the facts. More than just a film, this collection of evidence is a timeless indictment of corruption so imbedded within the system the only way for it to be exposed in the eyes of history. And what is histories verdict? Fred said you can kill a revolutionary, but you can't kill revolution. In 2009 another revolutionary black Chicago community organizer with a gift for speaking truths took the white house! Fred lives."
Messy but valuable study of a man and a murder
K. Gordon | 06/16/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A powerful last third makes up for the technical rawness (including some sections where it's hard to hear what's being said), and some repetitive material in the first two thirds.

While Hampton is hard to sympathize with, preaching what sounds like a hopelessly naïve call for violent Leninist revolution, the slowly growing evidence that the so-called `shoot-out' in which he died was nothing more or less than a murder of a charismatic black leader set up by the police is deeply chilling.

An important reminder of a now all-but-forgotten time in our not so distant history."