The Cross and the Switchblade

Director: Don Murray

Actors: Pat Boone, Erik Estrada, Jacqueline Giroux, Jo-Ann Robinson, Dino DeFilippi, Don Blakely, Gil Frazier, Don Lamond, Sam Capuano, Alex Colon, Hechter Ubarry, Stew Silver, Dorothy James, David Connell, Michelle Galjour

Production: Gateway Productions, Responsible Entertainment

Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Country: USA

Release Year: 1970

Duration: 106 min

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Synopsis: David Wilkerson is a relatively young parish priest in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. With nominal funds, insufficient even to get a hotel room which forces him to sleep in his car, his church sends him to the slums of New York to bring the word of God to the young men and youth of the Egyptian Kings, who are on trial for their violent gang activities. David hopes God will be their salvation. Although David is not allowed to get near the Egyptian Kings, his trip to the courthouse does garner much publicity. Because of that publicity, David meets a tough street youth named Little Bo, who offers to introduce David to the main gangs still out on the streets, namely the mixed white Mau Maus, and the predominantly black Bishops, who are fighting each other for territory. Who the gangs hate more than each other however are the authorities. David turns his attentions to the two gangs, and wants them to know that God loves them no matter who they are or what they do, and in doing so will guide ...

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