Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG is the story of a young hustler whose aimless pleasure seeking turns to radicalism after witnessing the beating of a black revolutionary by two white cops. Sweetback, driven to a state of blind rage, takes brutal revenge on the cops, forcing him into a desperate life on the run. Despite a humble opening at only two theaters followed by a torrent of negative reviews, SWEETBACK mushroomed to $10,000,000 at the box office, landing it on Variety's list of top-grossing independent films. It has been widely credited as the film that kicked off the so-called "Blaxploitation" film movement.