(Authentic) POWERFUL PEOPLE "Truly" Serve Others WELL!
I was going through my movie library the other day and came across this movie that is dear to my heart, Disco 9000 or aka Fass Black. I put it in the player and watched it for the hundredth time. This movie is a treasure made in 1976. Staring John Poole, Jeanie Bell, Harold Nicholas, (One of the famous Nicholas Brothers) and R&B singer Johnny Taylor. This is a conventional movie were the plot is the same scenario like in the old western days. Fass Black is told to sell his thriving nightclub, "Disco 9000" located in Los Angeles, California. A local prominent business man, wishes to become the new owner by forcing Fass Black to sell to him. What struck me is, how the director, Demetrius Johnson depicted Disco 9000 aka Fass Black as a rough and classy movie at the same time. The main character is an astute and caring individual. However, wasn't quick to strike down the problem with unnecessary bloodshed. Fass Black was the owner and the thinker. He never made a decision without pondering over it first. I liked that. But once his mind is made up... It's good as done. He was smooth and observed everything that went on around him, his family, and his club. If there was a concern that one of his employees had, Fass would listen. Johnny Taylor is the singer at Disco 9000. His great acting and mellow voice just added more savvy to the movie. When the action or fighting broke out, it kept my attention, and wasn't gruesome. After all of the threats and roughing up Fass Black's people, he still didn't falter. When down to the last straw for Mr. Black it came to this, "You're gonna sell or else!" In the finale, Fass Black and associates out foxed, out slicked, and out did, the rich business man. Fass prevailed by using his brain, not brawn. The man had to laugh and collected his cronies; promising to meet in the near future. Yet, he left leaving behind a bit of admiration for Fass Black. Why? Because this club owner out smarted him in a way that, the man didn't even know what hit him. And without shedding a drop of blood from either side. This stellar movie conveyed a strong message back in an era where people were struggling for the cause. Compared to present day movies, such strategies aren't even considered anymore. This movie shows us that the mind is a powerful tool. The mind is just as powerful than the weapons used in the movie. The ending was phenomenal for me and refreshing. Because if we take the time to use our God-given brain we can accomplish many things, great things. More positive outcomes by simply using brain and not brawn. I hope everyone that maybe are too young to remember or wasn't born yet check this oldie but goodie out. And see how men actually settled disputes. And for those who are like me... Well, purchase this movie and re-live a great movie of the seventies... Thanks John Poole and Demetrius Johnson for this great and memorable movie!!!
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Disco 9000 aka Fass Black (1976) Part 1