Panther


2h 4m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Set in the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s, after the Black Panther movement for Self Defense had been formed in response to the harassment and violence being suffered by the black community at the hands of the police. Judge, a Viet Nam veteran, returns home to Oakland where the Black P

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures
Location
Oakland, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Synopsis

Set in the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s, after the Black Panther movement for Self Defense had been formed in response to the harassment and violence being suffered by the black community at the hands of the police. Judge, a Viet Nam veteran, returns home to Oakland where the Black Panthers, led by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, have begun policing the police and monitering their activities. Judge's good friend Cy introduces him to Huey and the Black Panther credo which forever changes Judge's life. Taken into Huey's confidence, and pressured by the police to act as their informant, Judge raises the suspicions and animosity of fellow Panther Tyrone. The ensuing internal struggle is further exacerbated by the sudden overabundance of heroin available in the ghettos of Oakland, a solution tailored by the FBI in association with organized crime, to "neutralize" the black community and its leaders.

Crew

Eddie Baken

Transportation Coordinator

Tim Bevan

Executive Producer

William Buckley

Office Assistant

Algric Leo Chaplin

Assistant Director

Liza Chasin

Associate Producer

H. H. Cooper

Assistant Director

Jessica Bellone D'altavilla

Assistant Director

Dane A. Davis

Sound Editor

Kim Davis

Makeup

Tyrone D Dixon

Production Auditor

Maria C Dylan

Production Supervisor

Eric Fellner

Executive Producer

Bruce Finn

Camera Assistant

David Footman

Production Coordinator

Jonathan Fuh

Boom Operator

Diane Hammond

Makeup

Beverly Hardigan

Special Effects Coordinator

Bruce Robert Hill

Art Director

Tracey Hinds

Assistant Director

Jonathan Hodges

Props Assistant

William Holdsworth

Best Boy

Patricia Ann Holmes

Production Accountant

Preston L. Holmes

Producer

Richard Hoover

Production Designer

Robert Kensinger

Set Decorator

Cliff Lane

Props

J Tarika Lewis

Technical Advisor

Ted Long

Hair

Liz Ludwick

Script Supervisor

Christian Martinez

Gaffer

Mark Mcnair

Production Auditor

Bob Minor

Stunt Coordinator

Chava Monjaraz

Best Boy Grip

Salvador S Monsaraz

Best Boy Grip

Tamara Murphy

Props Assistant

Brent Owens

Unit Production Manager

Edward J Pei

Director Of Photography

Jim Procanik

Production Auditor

Kia B Puriefoy

Assistant Director

Lillian Pyles

Assistant Production Coordinator

John G Raymer

Best Boy

Robi Reed-humes

Casting Director

Liz Ritchie

Accountant

Angela Terry Robinson

Assistant Editor

Larry Robinson

Music Supervisor

Vince Rodriguez

Key Grip

Anthony Saenz

Location Manager

Adam Scher

Assistant Art Director

Norman Scott

Assistant Art Director

Paul A Simmons

Costume Designer

James Sprattely

Camera Assistant

Graham Stumpf

Post-Production Supervisor

Oliver Summers

Office Assistant

Ula Taylor

Other

Susumu Tokunow

Sound Mixer

Mario Van Peebles

Producer

Melvin Van Peebles

Screenplay

Melvin Van Peebles

Producer

Melvin Van Peebles

Source Material

Melvin Van Peebles

Source Material (From Novel)

Earl Watson

Editor

Robert Zuckerman

Photography

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures
Location
Oakland, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States August 1995

Released in United States on Video October 17, 1995

Released in United States Spring May 3, 1995

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 23 - March 3, 1995.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 3-13, 1995.

Mario and Melvin Van Peebles previously collaborated together on "Identity Crisis" (USA/1989), a straight-to-video release written, produced and starring the former, and produced, directed and edited by the latter. In addition, Mario appeared in his father's landmark film "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" (USA/1971), and Melvin appears in his son's "Posse" (USA/1993). The two also appeared onscreen together in "Jaws: The Revenge" (USA/1987) and the short-lived NBC series "Sonny Spoon" (1988).

Began shooting May 2, 1994.

Completed shooting June 22, 1994.

Tribeca Productions is Robert De Niro's production company.

The third feature for filmmaker Mario Van Peebles, following "New Jack City" (USA/1991) and "Posse" (USA/1993).

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 23 - March 3, 1995.)

Released in United States Spring May 3, 1995

Released in United States August 1995 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 3-13, 1995.)

Released in United States on Video October 17, 1995