Top of the Heap (1972) - Rotten Tomatoes

Top of the Heap (1972)





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In this 1972 actioner, a Washington DC cop is proud that he is one of the few African Americans on the force. He is not well loved by his peers or the street people. The trouble erupts when he is overlooked for a promotion. The angered cop goes off the deep end and begins using his gun to launch a personal vendetta against street crime. In the end it is all for naught and he does not survive the adventure.

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Ji-Tu Cumbuka
as Pot Peddler
Brian Cutler
as Rookie Policeman
Richard M. Dixon
as The President
Cliff Emmich
as Hard-Hat
June Fairchild
as Balloon Thrower
Paula Kelly
as Black Chick
Tiger Joe Marsh
as Man with Knife
Raymond O'Keefe
as Bus Driver
Joe Tornatore
as Policeman
Florence Saint Peter
as Viola Lattimer
John Alderson
as Capt. Walsh
Patrick McVey
as Tim Cassidy
Allen Garfield
as Taxi Driver
Jerry Jones
as Club Owner
Christopher St. John
as George Lattimer
Ron Douglas
as Hip Passenger
Leonard Kuras
as Bobby Gelman
Essie McSwine
as African Dancer
Almeria Quinn
as Valerie Lattimer
Ingeborg Sorenson
as Nurse Swenson
Beatrice Webster
as George's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Top of the Heap

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

A genre-twisting tale that couches psychological and political furies in spectacularly bold imaginative flourishes.

July 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Made at the height of blaxploitation, Top of the Heap contains a few of its elements, but it's essentially an art film influenced by the French New Wave.

July 28, 2020 | Full Review…

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