• Publication date: March 29, 2012


A Chicago sleuth tracks down a missing football star.

  • Publication date: March 29, 2012


Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1972

MBC 2:

April 8, 2012 05:20 (KSA) ~ April 8, 2012 04:20 (CLT)

Peter De Anda portrays Frank Cutter, a Chicago detective searching for a missing professional quarterback.  As his investigation proceeds Cutter discovers that the football player's disappearance is merely one piece of a much more elaborate conspiracy.

The movie is among the first to feature an African-American detective in its lead, predating the popular Shaft series of films by more than a year.  It is a rare gem in the Blaxploitation genre.  Pioneering entertainer Stepin Fetchit also appears in the film, the first black actor to receive proper screen credit or reach millionaire status.

Directed by: Richard Irving



  • Peter De Anda
  • Cameron Mitchell
  • Barbara Rush