Film
TROUBLE MAN
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TROUBLE MAN

Robert Hooks plays Mr. T, a sort of black godfather who holds court in his pool hall as a combination President, Pope and Chief Fixer. Though blessed with looks, intelligence and tremendous wealth, his most notable feature is his supernatural coolness. When something needs to get done - a slumlord needs to be chastened, or a sum of money recovered, or a double-crossing chump slaughtered in his penthouse - T gets it done without raising an eyebrow. Director Ivan Dixon, like Hooks, had been a color-line breaking pioneer in the theater, film and television, and his style is as sharp and clean as the crease in T’s slacks. Real deal soul cinema with a blistering Marvin Gaye soundtrack.

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