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The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Original title
The Spook Who Sat by the Door
Year
Running time
102 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Sam Greenlee, Melvin Clay
Music
Herbie Hancock
Cinematography
Michel Hugo
Cast
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Producer
Bokan
Genre
Action. Drama | Crime. Spy Film. Racism. Blaxploitation
Synopsis / Plot
In order to improve his standing with Black voters, a White Senator starts a campaign for the CIA to recruit Black agents. However, all are graded on a curve and doomed to fail, save for a soft-spoken veteran named Dan Freeman. After grueling training in guerrilla warfare, clandestine operations and unarmed combat, he is assigned a meager job as the CIA's token Black employee. After five years of racist and stereotyped treatment by his superiors, he quietly resigns to return to his native Chicago to work for a social services agency...by day. By night, he trains a street gang to be the vanguard in an upcoming race war, using all that the CIA has taught him...
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