Bad Day at Black Rock

1955 • 81 minutes
4.7
38 reviews
97%
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Academy Award winner Spencer Tracy stars as John Macreedy, a World WarII veteran trying to find the father of the man who saved his life in this classic, taut drama about the evils of racial bigotry. Macreedy arrives one hot afternoon in 1945 aboard the first train to stop in Black Rock in three years. His search for a Japanese American farmer--to whose son he owes his life--leads to this small Western town's closely guarded secret ... a racially motivated murder ... and to the local citizens who will kill again to keep their crime hidden.
4.7
38 reviews
Coiled Steel
July 24, 2019
Watch this and see what a real "Hate Crime" is! 442nd was the highest decorated, all Japanese American Combat Unit in WW2, and this "one armed" combat veteran takes on a whole town of evil racists!
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rtcapo 61
November 17, 2021
Idk why I like it. Maybe the remote desert town. Definitely the old cars...that Woody tho! Just a great movie I can watch over and over.
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Edward Karas
May 19, 2019
A great movie with tense and thrilling moments and a stellar performance by Spencer Tracy and others!
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