The Black Godfather
1974 • Starring Rod Perry • Directed by John Evans
After a violent confrontation with mobster Tony Burton (Don Chastain) leaves a friend dead, J.J. becomes the ally of local numbers king Nate Williams (Jimmy Witherspoon), who teaches him how to dismantle Burton’s drug operation brick by brick. But Burton’s got a secret weapon: Det. Joe Sterling (Duncan McLeod- Beyond the Valley of the Dolls), a crooked cop who’s got dirt on all the syndicates, is now Burton’s lap dog. J.J. is in for the fight of his life…and for his life.