Cool Red [USA]

  • Countdown at Kusini
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1976
Format : Feature
Running time : 101 (in minutes)

A Dynamite Story of African Revolution!
Story of the transition of an African country from colonialism to independence.

starring Ossie Davis, Funsho Adeolu(Eleyinmi), Greg Morris

Director: Ossie Davis
Story: John Storm Roberts
Writers: Ossie Davis, Al Freeman Jr., Ladi Ladebo.

Plot Keywords: Pursuit | Africa | Liberation | Revolutionary | Mercenary

Countries: USA | Nigeria

Cast (in credits order)
Ruby Dee... Leah Matanzima
Ossie Davis... Ernest Motapo
Greg Morris... Red Salter
Tom Aldredge... Ben Amed
Michael Ebert... Charles Henderson
Thomas Baptiste... John Okello
Jab Adu... Juma Bakari
Elsie Olusola... Mamouda
Funso Adeolu... Marni

Produced by
Ladi Ladebo.... producer

Original Music by
Manu Dibango

Cinematography by
Andrew Laszlo

Assistant Director
Dwight Williams

Sound Department
Maurice Schell.... sound editor
Michael Kirchberger.... assistant sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Shamburger.... key grip

Editorial Department
Kevin Lee.... assistant editor

Genre: Drama

Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm
Printed film format: 35 mm

Runtime: 101 min
Language: English
Color: Color (Metrocolor)
Sound Mix: Mono
Certification: USA:PG
Filming Locations: Lagos, Nigeria

Production Companies
DST Telecommunications
Nigeria Glipp Productions
Tam International Limited

Columbia Pictures (1976) (USA) (theatrical)

Source :


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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