Mandingo

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Mandingo is a 1975 movie based on the book Mandingo by Kyle Onstott and upon the play based thereon by Jack Kirkland. The movie was directed by Richard Fleischer. The movie tells the story of a plantation family and their slaves. The movie was a box office hit, but critical reviews were mixed.

The movie is set on Falconhurst, a run-down plantation owned by widower Warren Maxwell and his son Hammond. Hammond's Mandingo slave Ganymede, or Mede is trained to fight other slaves. Hammond neglects his wife Blanche whom he rejects on their wedding night after discovering she was not a virgin. Hammond instead rapes his slave Ellen while Blanche forces Mede to lay with her. These various, conflicting infidelities all eventually come together causing the movie to end tragically with the deaths of most of the main characters.



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  • Fans invited to Canelo-Kirkland pressers
    Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and Texas knockout artist James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland will host back-to-back Texas press conferences in Houston and San Antonio on Tuesday, March 3 to discuss their 12-round super welterweight showdown at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on May 9 to be televised live on HBO. Oscar de la Hoya and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jac Read more on this news related to 'Mandingo'
  • Canelo: I will be victorious / Kirkland: My hand will be raised in victory
    Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland have issued comments on their May 9 super welterweight showdown at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, which will be televised live on HBO. Read more on this news related to 'Mandingo'

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