Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Directed By Melvin Van Peebles
Written By Melvin Van Peebles
Cast Melvin Van Peebles, Hubert Scales, Mario Van Peebles
Produced By Melvin Van Peebles, Jerry Gross
Film Editing By Melvin Van Peebles
Cinematography By Bob Maxwell
Music By Melvin Van Peebles

United States



Release Date

April 23, 1971


97 Minutes

Rating NC-17
Distributed By

Cinemation Industries

Budget $150,000
Gross $15,200,000



  • Melvin Van Peebles as Sweetback
  • Simon Chuckster as Beetle
  • Hubert Scales as Mu-Mu
  • John Dullaghan as Commissioner
  • Niva Rochelle
  • Rhetta Hughes as Old Girl Friend
  • Nick Ferrari
  • John Amos as Biker
  • Lavelle Roby
  • Mario Van Peebles as Young Sweetback
  • Sonja Dunson
  • Megan Van Peebles as Kid
  • Marria Evonee
  • William Kirschner
  • Vincent Barbi
  • Chesley Noone
  • Joni Watkins
  • John Allen
  • Max Van Peebles as Young Sweetback



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