Judging by the low number of votes for this film on the IMDB, it appears not too many people have had a chance to see this movie, which is a real shame. I saw it on the Fox Movie Channel last night, and was thoroughly impressed. "Trouble Man" has a good plot, good characters, good performances, and a good script. Robert Hooks is great in the lead as the badass private dick "T". I would add that, in my opinion, this film is as good if not better than "Shaft". That's high praise, perhaps, but see the movie and you might agree. I should put it in more blunt terms: if John Shaft and T were ever to have some beef with each other, T would definitely hold his own, and at the very least, give Shaft an ass whuppin' he would not soon forget.
Trouble Man (1972) 1080p YIFY Movie
Trouble Man (1972) 1080p
It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool, loose, elegant Mr. T to fix things. Then, the masked manipulators set ...
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The Synopsis for Trouble Man (1972) 1080p
It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool, loose, elegant Mr. T to fix things. Then, the masked manipulators set up the death of a collector for a rival gang lord. It looks like it's up to T to keep a gang war from breaking out, keep the police off his back, and earn his fee from Chalky and Pete. Then things get complicated. A pool hall, a boxing gym, women's well-furnished apartments, and the mean streets of L.A. give T room to sort out what seems from what is.
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Totally underrated Blaxploitation flickReviewed byamireVote: 10/10
Robert Hooks as Mr. T is a skilled and licensed private eye with contacts in the underground gambling scene (higher stakes crap games) in 1970s Los Angeles. He's cool enough to have both the crooks and the cops trying to figure out what his next move will be. He finds out about an intense competition for the illicit gambling business between a faction led by an impressively sleazy Ralph Waite and his seemingly junior partner played by Paul Winfield and another cool character named Big (Julius Harris) who operates the other syndicate. The black actors play tough parts but so do Waite and the white actors who play his protection, wielding some nifty looking sawed off shotguns. The movie is directed with a pace that moves along well by Ivan Dixon, though some of the stuff Mr. T pulls off is a bit too cool to be believed. But most of Trouble Man looks to be shot on actual locations in the classic color cinematography of the 1970s capturing seedy LA's early 70s essence.
If you have never seen this film, but you saw Shamus (of Burt Reynolds fame), then you have seen this film. You just didn't know it. This movie came out in 1972, Shamus in 1973. The plot is different, but the central character is the same(except for black/white). A private eye that is rough and tumble, lives in a pool hall, has a front man run the hall, has hassles with the police, and can fix almost anything, while being the ultimate lady killer. Both movies are very good.