Melinda,is a 1972 American drama film directed by Hugh A. Robertson and written by Lonne Elder III. The film stars Calvin Lockhart, Rosalind Cash, Vonetta McGee, Paul Stevens, Rockne Tarkington and Ross Hagen. The film was released on August 16, 1972, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This film marked karate champion Jim Kelly's first appearance in a film.
(Synopsis): The directorial debut for the editor of “Midnight Cowboy” and “Shaft”. An entry in the short-lived blaxploitation genre, it features a hip, fast-jiving black DJ (Lockhart) who trains nights on karate at the Panther HQ and gives out ultracool sounds by day. He finds himself picking up lovely Melinda (McGee). They have two days of bliss before she’s carved up. Turns out it’s The Syndicate, an all-white band of nasties, and she has a tape incriminating the big boss which she has passed to our hero
Overview: A hip black DJ cum karate expert cum Black Panther revolutionary’s girlfriend Melinda is murdered by The Syndicate, an all-white band of nasties. It seems she had a tape incriminating their boss, which she has passed to our hero…
Starring: Calvin Lockhart, Rosalind Cash, Vonetta McGee, Paul Stevens, Rockne Tarkington, Ross Hagen.
Directed by: Hugh A. Robertson, Produced by: Pervis Atkins, Languages: English Running Time: 90 Minutes.