Slaughter's Big Rip-Off is a 1973 Blaxploitation film directed by Gordon Douglas and written by Charles Eric Johnson. The film stars Jim Brown, Ed McMahon, Don Stroud, Brock Peters, Gloria Hendry and Dick Anthony. The film was released on August 31, 1973, by American International Pictures.
Slaughter, a fierce Vietnam Veteran and ex Green Beret had avenged the death of his parents by killing the gangster/ mob member- who was responsible for their death- in Mexico. The sequel is relocated in Los Angeles, California- a place that Slaughter sought to escape the past events and begin his attempt to a tranquil life in the beautiful city of angels. The film opens up with Slaughter (Jim Brown) at a friend's house during a lavish outdoor picnic/lunch celebration. The new crime boss, Duncan played byEd McMahon is now after Slaughter, for having killed ex Mafia Boss, Dominc Hoff from director Jack Starrett's 1972 Slaughter . The viewer sees a change in theme as the mob is now after Slaughter to settle the score. The opening scene begins with an old World War One biplane flying by the outdoor celebration and then opening fire on the members at the picnic. It resulted in the graphic death by headshot of Slaughter's friend which reignited the old spark of fury and rage that Slaughter had when he was told of the death of his parents. Duncan's first assassination attempt in essence was a failure and only proved to wake up a sleeping beast. He therefore, hired a new hit-man named Kirk-played by Don Stroud- to bring Slaughter to his own demise. Rather than being in protective custody under the supervision of Duncan's crooked cops Slaughter remains on the streets and is now out for his new enemy, Duncan.
Slaughter's new friend, who is a police official, Det. Reynolds, warns him of the looming danger, and that his life is in peril. Slaughter also has a girlfriend named Marcia, (Gloria Hendry), who is also being targeted by the mob, under Duncan's orders, to further provoke Slaughter. Slaughter makes an agreement with Detective Reynolds, to obtain confidential documents of the mafia's operations. Duncan, the mobs' new syndicate boss, is the exact opposite of Slaughter. He has shaggy dog hair parted down the middle, big flashy glasses, and a beer belly. Nonetheless, Slaughter acquires a semi-sidekick pimp, who is a coke drug addict to assist him in breaking into Duncan's safe house and successfully escape with the documents. After some brutal gun fights, Slaughter and his pimp sidekick kill several of Duncan's guards and fellow mobsters, and then break into Duncan's safe, successfully stealing the confidential documents. In response, Duncan sends out his top ace hit-man, Kirk, [played by Don Stroud], to kidnap Slaughters girlfriend. Duncan's efforts to get the documents back served to no avail. Metaphorically speaking, Duncan bit off more than he could chew. Slaughter was a fierce “black buck” and successfully brought Duncan to his own demise.