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The Spook Who Sat by the Door DVD
The Spook Who Sat by the Door

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

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Sam Greenlee's cult favorite novel of political unrest was brought to the screen in this drama, which also earned a small but loyal following. A congressman hoping to attract African-American voters during an election year decides to make political hay bypointing out that the Central Intelligence Agency has no black agents. Bowing to subsequent public pressure, the CIA admits a number of black applicants to their training program, but they purposefully make the process difficult and unpleasant enough towinnow out nearly all the African-American students. Dan Freeman (Lawrence Cook), a strong, intelligent but soft-spoken man, somehow makes it through the gauntlet to become the black CIA agent; however, rather than being given important field assignments,Freeman is put in charge of the agency's copying machines and gives tours of their facilities to give the offices a progressive front for visitors. After a few years, Freeman leaves the agency to move back to his hometown of Chicago and do work with thecommunity...at least that's what he tells his superiors. In fact, Freeman has used his time at the CIA collecting information on how to launch a political revolution, and not long after he arrives in the Windy City, he begins recruiting an army of leftistradicals and black nationalists fed up with the system. With their help, Freeman launches the first stage of an armed revolt with the stated goal of bringing the white-dominated power structure to its knees. The Spook Who Sat by the Door was a rare feature directorial assignment for Ivan Dixon, best known as an actor (he played Sgt. "Kinch" Kinchloe on Hogan's Heroes), Dixon has an extensive resume of directorial credits, but primarily in episodic television. Spook is his second theatrical release.
Title: The Spook Who Sat by the Door
Genre: Mystery / Suspense
Starring: Perry Thomas, Ponciano Olayta, Jr., Clinton Malcome, Bobbie Gene Williams, Audrey Stevenson, Maurice Wicks, Martin Golar, Kenneth Lee Orme, Kathy Berk, Frank E. Ford
Director: Ivan Dixon
Studio: Monarch Video
Release Date: 1/27/2004
Original Year: 1973
Product Type: DVD
Rated: PG
UPC: 723952076595
Item #: SRD207659

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