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Black Joy (1977)

An innocent and unsophisticated Guyanan immigrant is exposed to the hustlin' way of life of the Brixton ghetto.

Director:

Anthony Simmons

Writers:

Anthony Simmons (screenplay), Jamal Ali (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Beaton Norman Beaton ... Dave
Trevor Thomas Trevor Thomas ... Ben
Dawn Hope Dawn Hope ... Saffra
Floella Benjamin Floella Benjamin ... Miriam
Oscar James Oscar James ... Jomo
Paul J. Medford Paul J. Medford ... Devon (as Paul Medford)
Shango Baku Shango Baku ... Raastaman
Azad Ali Azad Ali ... Indian Official
Charles Pemberton Charles Pemberton ... White Official
Vivian Stanshall Vivian Stanshall ... Warden
Kevin O'Shea Kevin O'Shea ... Foreman
Cynthia Powell Cynthia Powell ... Prossie
T-Bone Wilson T-Bone Wilson ... Shark
Jeillo Edwards Jeillo Edwards ... Auntie
Jimmy Rand Jimmy Rand ... Bus Conductor
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An innocent and unsophisticated Guyanan immigrant is exposed to the hustlin' way of life of the Brixton ghetto.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Homem da Jamaica See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
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Paul J. Medford receives an "introducing" credit as Paul Medford. See more »

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Featured in Everything - The Real Thing Story (2019) See more »

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Black Joy
Performed by Jimmy Helms
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black joy
30 May 2006 | by mufdivtwoSee all my reviews

this film is not to be taken seriously.

the character 'Dave' played by the late Norman beaton would never be able to con another man so blatantly as he does in the film. in fact once Dave starts conning the 'country boy' you cant help hoping that the so called 'country boy' would realise he is being taken for a fool and give Dave a good hiding!

instead all 'country boy' does is give Dave £50 in exchange for a car(which should have gone to Dave's friend) and he cant even drive it! Dave walks off laughing, and 'country boy' attempts to drive his new car! 'black joy' cannot be taken seriously. lastly why was the film named 'black joy'? throughout the whole film there are arguments,fights,cheating,etc but no joy? unless we are to believe that black people only feel happy when they are robbing and cheating each other?


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