Mean Mother (1973)

Apr 4, 1973 | Action, Drama, General Film

Director: Al Adamson, León Klimovsky

Writer(s): Joy Garrison, Charles Eric Johnson

Starring: Dobie Gray, Dennis Safren, Luciana Paluzzi, Lang Jeffries, Marilyn Joi, Bedy Moratti, Albert Cole, Al Richardson, Elizabeth Guadalupe Chauvet, Dick Poston, Irv Saunders, Erik Cord, Gregory White, Robyn Hilton, Raymond Allen, Len Jewell, Antonio Mayans, Beverly Wallace

Synopsis: Two Vietnam deserters go their separate ways, become criminals and are eventually reunited.

Release Date: April 4, 1973 (USA) | Length: 88 min | Genre: Action, Drama | Certificate: R

Note: This was originally a Spanish film called Run for Your Life (1971). Producer Samuel M. Sherman of Independent-International Pictures bought it for US distribution, but eventually decided that American audiences wouldn’t come to see it. He re-edited it, added some new footage with black actors and turned it into a “blaxploitation” actioner, re-naming it “Mean Mother”. I need to watch the film to identify Al Richardson because I’m not sure if he is the same person as the football player. So far I haven’t been able to find a copy of this film to watch.