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Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door (2011)

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Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door is an independent documentary on the controversial and FBI repressed 1973 black film The Spook Who Sat By the Door... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Sam Greenlee Sam Greenlee ... Himself
Berlie Dixon Berlie Dixon ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Todd Boyd Todd Boyd ... Himself
Paul Butler Paul Butler ... Himself
Mel Clay Mel Clay ... Himself - Screenwriter, 'Spook Who Sat by the Door')
Melvin Clay Melvin Clay ... Himself - Screenwriter, 'Spook Who Sat by the Door') (as Mel Clay)
Ed Guerrero Ed Guerrero ... Himself
Michael Kahn ... Himself
Janet League Janet League ... Herself
Janet Legue Janet Legue ... Herself
David Lemieux ... Himself
Jack Moore Jack Moore ... Himself - Investor (as Dr. Jack Moore)
Thomas Penick Thomas Penick ... Himself
Eric Pierson Eric Pierson ... Himself
J.A. Preston ... Himself
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Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door is an independent documentary on the controversial and FBI repressed 1973 black film The Spook Who Sat By the Door. The Spook Who Sat by The Door is widely hailed as a cult classic and one of the most important underground black productions of the era. Based on Sam Greenlee's 1969 novel, a political satire and semi autobiography, the book imagined a world not very far from reality, in which integration would often occur due to the desire of organizations to appear politically correct, and not because of the belief in African American capability. In the narrative, political race baiting allows a black man to be begrudgingly trained as a CIA agent. This politicized but underground "Spook" would then use the white perception of black simplicity and inadequacy to turn the tables on the establishment and challenge the oppressive forces in his community. The Spook also urged African Americans to realize that the ... Written by Christine Acham

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English

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28 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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USA

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$20,000 (estimated)
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ChiTrini Productions See more »
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