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* RoaringRampageOfRescue: J.J. and his mob declare violent war on the heroin gang they've been struggling with all movie when they kidnap his girlfriend.

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[[caption-width-right:262:There's a new godfather in town... sucka!]]

'''''The Black Godfather''''' is a 1974 {{Blaxploitation}} film.

In his youth, J.J. was saved from a robbery on a gangster's house GoneHorriblyWrong by the crime boss of the local black community. Now, J.J. has become a top lieutenant in the crime ring. Unfortunately, the aforementioned gangster has come to sell heroin to the community. When J.J. objects, they kidnap his girlfriend, sparking a MobWar.
!!This film contains examples of:

* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: The main antagonists are a heroin ring willing tp start a MobWar to keep their product flowing.
* BigBad: Tony Burton, the drug boss trying to push into J.J.'s territory.
* DirtyCop: Tony's informant on J.J.'s operations is a corrupt police lieutenant who works for any criminal who can pay him.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: J.J. will pimp girls out and impose protection rackets, but selling heroin is over his line due to the damage it does to the community as a whole.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Tony has bosses, but we never see them.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: J.J. sees his life of crime as this, with his lack of other socioeconomic opportunities being his entire motivation.
* TheMentor: J.J. was taught everything he knows about crime by Nate Williams, the crime boss of the area.
* TheMockbuster: Of ''Film/TheGodfather''.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Tony takes advantage of the connections a judge's son has to have him deliver heroin shipments for him.
* VillainProtagonist: Our main character, J.J., is a crime lord who controls everything but drugs in the local black community, explicitly including prostitution and protection rackets. The main reason the audience roots for him is that the antagonists are heroin dealers and much more violent than he.

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