The Spook Who Sat By The Door – a short review

The 1973 film, “The Spook Who Sat By The Door” was based on the novel by Sam Greenlee about a black CIA agent who quit to return to his Chicago neighborhood to create and train a band of “freedom fighters” for a revolution. The political atmosphere in the United States during the time of the book’s publication was particularly contentious as civil rights, women’s rights, and gay rights movements became visible in the public sphere.

The film was so controversial, it was put under wraps by the film’s distributor United Artists soon after its release. It wasn’t seen in theaters or even cable television for nearly 30 years. It finally made it’s DVD debut in 2004. Unlike future ‘blaxsploitation’ films of the day, the movie is entertaining and thought-provoking.

Below is a low-quality version of the film I found on Google Video.

Enjoy!

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I'm a TV producer and an Internet radio broadcaster. I also write for my blogs (An Op-Ed Blog and a Football Blog) here at WordPress.
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