The revolutionaries question Tank and hold their version of a trial, and Tank is sentenced to death. The next day, Tank, feeling remorseful, goes to visit B. Tank begs Johnny to please talk to B. Uptight Uptight is an updated remake of John Ford's 1935 film, The Informer. He asks Tank to go to the revolutionaries' meeting that night and have them send some men to watch outside his mother's house while he visits. The representative spots Tank and starts berating him and putting him down for not working and supporting his children though Laurie argues they aren't his.
Jacques, Ruby Dee, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Frank Silvera. Jacques , Julian Mayfield , Janet MacLachlan , Max Julien , Juanita Moore , Booker T. Johnny tries to sober Tank up and talk him into coming along on the robbery, but Tank, drunk and upset, finally refuses to go. The soundtrack was performed by. Jones , Boris Kaufman , Robert Lawrence , Alexandre Trauner , Brook Simons , Ray Moyer , Theoni V. After a long night of drinking and wandering, a drunken Tank goes to Johnny's wake, where he sees Johnny's grieving mother, sister and revolutionary friends. Tank climbs to a platform over an ore pile, and waves and shouts at them.
Ruby Dee portrays a prostitute who befriends the snitch as he eludes his revolutionary ex-buddies. Two of his ex-comrades take him out to a burning scrapyard to kill him, but he manages to get away, hop a passing train, and hide in a rundown hotel on the edge of , an industrial area. The police rush to Johnny's mother's apartment and shoot Johnny dead as he tries to escape. The black revolutionary group is going through a deeper radicalization, and they see Tank's inconsistent behavior as threatening to their cause. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi. When Tank is leaving Laurie's, a voice calls him from inside of a burnt house.
Seeing that Ruby Dee's in the cast lets you know that this is not your average shoot-em-up. Oakley Lovyss Bradley Alice Childress Anthony Chisholm Isabel Cooley Ruby Dee as Laurie Robert DoQui as St … reet Speaker Leonard Jackson as Mr. It is later revealed that Tank lost his longtime job at the steel mill when he attacked a white co-worker who harassed the black mill workers. Legendary director, Jules Dassin's unrelenting directorial pace is complemented by the driving score of Booker T. Friday 20 December 1968 It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius see.
Tank is a middle-aged, unemployed alcoholic who supported King's non-violent approach, which the others have rejected in favor of violent revolution. Tank, who is already feeling bad about himself, angrily throws the representative into the street where he is nearly hit by a car. Uptight is an updated remake of John Ford 's The Informer 35. Johnny, noting that this isn't the first time Tank has let them down, leaves without him. It left a strong and vivid impression on me and may have contributed to my choosing a career in the performing arts. A giant excavator dumps several tons of iron ore over his body. The stellar cast includes Raymond St.
Jules Dassin 's unrelenting directorial pace is complemented by the driving jazz score of Booker T. Julian Mayfield didn't get the kind of support or backing that could have led to a rich and prolific career. I remember this film seeing it as a child. Uptight Uptight is a 1968 English Film stars Jason Bernard , Jules Dassin , Jules Dassin , Ruby Dee , Julian Mayfield , Liam O'Flaherty , Ruby Dee , Frank Silvera , Roscoe Lee Browne , Raymond St. Tank argues that Johnny trusted him to deliver the message, and B. Johnny also tells Tank that he plans to leave town, but needs to visit his sick mother first, though it's risky.
The bar patrons assume Tank won his money in the local lottery. At first things go smoothly because the white security guard is asleep, but since the robbers are short one man, Johnny needs to make a second trip into the warehouse to steal enough guns, and the guard wakes up and fires on the robbers. Johnny's best friend Tank , who formerly worked at the steel mill with several of the men, is supposed to help with the robbery, but when the group goes to his house, they find him drunk and watching the television coverage of King's funeral. Johnny Wells , a charismatic black revolutionary, leads a group of black men on a mission to steal guns from a warehouse as preparation for violent racial conflict. Dublin becomes the Cleveland ghetto and the Irish Republicans are replaced by black revolutionary fighters. Laurie says she loves him. Tank says he doesn't understand why he did it, and that Laurie and Johnny were the only people in the world he ever loved.
Tank tries to deflect their suspicion onto Daisy, but when they confront Daisy, Daisy convinces them that Tank was actually the informant. Daisy suggests that if Tank helps find Johnny, then Daisy might make the photo of Tank fighting the officers disappear from the police files. He calls Laurie, who visits him. The men assigned to kill him see him, and pursue him to an area where iron ore is kept in huge piles. As a result, Tank was sent to prison and since being released, has been unable to find work. Johnny returns fire, killing the guard.
Meanwhile Tank goes to a bar and uses the reward money to buy everybody lots of drinks. They leave each other saying they love each other. Tank begs Laurie to come away with him, but Laurie, upset about losing her meager welfare benefits and Tank not having any money to give her, dumps him. . Tank bursts in on the revolutionaries' meeting and relays the message from Johnny. Tank leaves the hotel and wanders through the Flats.