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Panther (1995)




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This fictionalized history chronicles the far-reaching changes effected by the radical group the Black Panthers during the late 1960s. Much of this somewhat episodic film centers on the Panther's battles with the FBI, which tried to infiltrate and weaken the infrastructure of the group.


Courtney B. Vance
as Bobby Seale
Marcus Chong
as Huey Newton
Anthony Griffith
as Eldridge Cleaver
Angela Bassett
as Betty Shabazz
James Russo
as Rodgers
Chris Rock
as Drinker No. 1
Thyais Walsh
as Bernadette
Wesley Jonathan
as Little Bobby
Kahlil Nelson
as Boy on Bike
Thayis Walsh
as Bernadette
Dick Gregory
as Reverend Slocum
Lahmard J. Tate
as Gene McKinney
William Fuller
as Sergeant Schreck
David Greenlee
as Patrolman
Melvin Van Peebles
as Cynical Jail Bird
Adam Powers
as White Hippie
Emory Douglas
as Bret Schaefer
Mark Curry
as Lombard
Rob Rule
as Berkley Campus Singer
Preston Holmes
as Prison Guard
Eddie Anisko
as Berkeley Campus Singer
Robbie Allen
as Berkeley Campus Singer
David L. King
as Berkeley Campus Singer
Reginald Ballard
as Brother at Meeting
Ralph Ahn
as Mr. Yang
James Bigwood
as Grove Street Cop
Martin Bright
as Grove Street Cop
Young M.C.
as Recruit
as Recruit
Mark Buntzman
as Pushy Reporter
Robert Peters
as Cop at Ramparts
Shanice Wilson
as Singer at Punk Panthers
Jeffrey Carr
as Denzil Dowell
Ann Weldon
as Mrs. Dowell
Brian Turk
as Deputy
Elijah Baker
as Himself
Vincent Lars
as Himself
Bill Ortiz
as Himself
Jay Koch
as Governor Reagan
Tim Loughrin
as Reporter at Capitol
Tony Beard
as Guard at Capitol
Jerry Rubin
as Defense Attorney
Beau Windham
as Hoover's Aide
Jamie Zozzaro
as Girl Buying Drugs
as Pregnant Junkie
Arthur Reed
as Blind Man
Gunnar Peterson
as Cop at Gas Station
Christopher Michaels
as Reporter at Police Station
John Harwood
as Cop at Line Up
John Knight
as Cop at Panther Office
Joseph Culp
as Baby-Faced Cop
Erik Kohner
as Nervous Cop
Preston L. Holmes
as Prison Guard
Robert Culp
as Charles Garry
Chris Tucker
as Bodyguard
Tracey Costello
as Kathleen Cleaver
Mario Van Peebles
as Stokely Carmichael
Steven M. Gagnon
as Prosecutor
James A. Earley
as Angry Cop
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Critic Reviews for Panther

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

There is a fascinating study to be made of the Black Panther Party. Panther is not that film.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

In his fictionalized story, Van Peebles simplifies the history of the Black Panthers, doing harm to a subject that he presumably intends to honor. Panther suffers from the same narrative and stylistic problems that has plagued his earlier films.

October 6, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Doesn't really shed much light on the movement.

July 14, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

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