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Across 110th Street

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Across 110th Street (1972, USA) is a Crime film directed by Barry Shear.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1972 | Color | Running Time: 102 Min.
  • Production Co: Film Guarantors
  • Distribution Co: United Artists (1972) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Barry Shear
  • Written by Wally Ferris & Luther Davis
  • Starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Frank Adu, Frank Arno, Joseph Attles, Paul Benjamin
  • Produced by Anthony Quinn, Fouad Said, Ralph B. Serpe, Barry Shear, Richard Stenta
  • Cinematography by Jack Priestley
  • Film Editing by Byron 'Buzz' Brandt, Carl Pingitore

Tagline

  • If you steal $300,000 from the mob, it's not robbery. It's suicide.

Synopsis

Across 110th Street is a 1972 crime genre film Directed by Barry Shear and Starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto and Frank Adu. It features the classic soul title theme sung by Bobby Womack which gained a resurgence in popularity when Writer-Director Quentin Tarantino used the theme for the opening/closing of his 1997 crime film Jackie Brown starring Pam Grier.

Background

The movie was filmed on location in Harlem, New York. The film is also notable as being the first feature film to use a self-blimped camera (the Arriflex 35BL) for sync sound; the much-reduced size of the camera allowed the production to not only use more hand-held shots and smaller locations than normal, but also record usable sound at the same time - an endeavor not previously possible under those circumstances.

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