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Killer of Sheep (1978)

Killer of Sheep
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Kaycee Moore Kaycee Moore
Stan's Wife
Charles Bracy Charles Bracy
Angela Burnett Angela Burnett
Stan's Daughter
Eugene Cherry Eugene Cherry
Jack Drummond Jack Drummond
Stan's Son
Slim Slim
Delores Farley Delores Farley

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Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Tags: Drama (6), 1970s (4), African American (3), Poverty (3), Usa (2), Jazz (2), Sheep (2), Slaughterhouse (2), Neorealism (2), 1979 (2), Mother Son Relationship (1), 1981 (1), Black American (1), Motor (1), Santa Anita Racetrack (1), Despair (1), Check (1), Documentary (1), Crutches (1), Friendship (1)
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"A portrait of the Watts section of Los Angeles, made by one of its residents who was also a student at the American Film Institute, Killer of Sheep was barely released upon its completion in 1977. Thirty years later, on a Milestone Video DVD, the movie achieved its rightful stature as a work of uncompromising vision. Its plot is virtually nonexistent: Stan (Henry Gayle Sanders) works in a slaughterhouse; his wife (Kaycee Moore) is at home with their young son and daughter; neighbors drop by; Sta"

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