The Final Comedown is a 1972 blaxploitation drama film written, produced and directed by Oscar Williams and starring Billy Dee Williams and D’Urville Martin. The film is an examination of racism in the United States and depicts a shootout between a radical black nationalist group and the police, with the backstory leading up to the shootout told through flashbacks. The radical group is not identified by name in the film but closely resembles the Black Panther Party. The film was recut and re-released in 1976 under the title Blast! The new version, which credited “Frank Arthur Wilson” as the director, featured additional footage directed by Allan Arkush.
Release Date: September 1972
Running time: 83 minutes