Cornbread, Earl and Me

He Had the Lightest Touch in a Heavy Town.

Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)


The unintentional shooting by police of a star basketball player has profound personal, political and community repercussions in this acclaimed adaptation of the novel Hog Butcher by Ronald Fair. This was one of the more thoughtful urban dramas produced at the height of the "blaxploitation" craze. Also released under the title Hit the Open Man, it features the screen debut of Laurence Fishburne, who was barely a teenager at the time.

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Release Date: 1975-01-01
Status: Released
Run time: 95 min / 1:35
Production Country: United States of America


Moses Gunn
as Benjamin Blackwell
Rosalind Cash
as Sarah Robinson
Bernie Casey
as Officer Larry Atkins
Antonio Fargas
as One-Eye
Laurence Fishburne
as Wilford Robinson
Stack Pierce
as Sam Hamilton


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