Movie Of The Week: Brotherhood of Death

Brotherhood of Death

Brotherhood of Death
Brotherhood of Death

In the mid-to-late 1960s, three young African-American men leave their small Southern hometown to join the United States Army and fight in the Vietnam War. Upon their return home, they take up the cause of battling the racial injustices prevalent in the town. When the town’s Ku Klux Klan members offer a murderously violent reaction to their efforts, the trio uses the lessons they learned in the army, fighting the Vietcong, to conduct an all-out war against the Klan.

Brotherhood of Death is a 1976 action film genre, directed by Bill Berry, and starring Roy Jefferson, Le Tari,  Haskell Anderson and Mike Thomas. The film featured an appearance by Jefferson, of the Washington Redskins professional football team of the National Football League.

A quartet of black men living in the South experience trouble with racist whites, the black friends run away to military service in Vietnam. Upon the quartet’s return to the states, racial tensions escalate into a small war between oppressed black citizenry and the Ku Klux Klan.

In their small Southern town racial prejudice is alive and well. Motivated to change things, the men start a voter registration drive in their community, which angers local whites. Klansmen soon appear, and when the local sheriff is shot dead, all semblance of law and order evaporates.

The rape of a black woman kicks the heroes into action. The heroes employ their military training. Bloodshed ensues and the Brotherhood of Death executes a noticeable measure of skill resulting in outstanding revenge. Then comes the grisly ending the Brotherhood of death seeking satisfaction use government-issued weapons & a full arsenal of Viet Cong-influenced booby traps including a bag of venomous snakes! The Brotherhood of Death annihilate their enemies. It’s satisfying to watch Klansmen get what they deserve.

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