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Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (1973)

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Holmes (Roger Mosley) is a hired gun for a Los Angeles mobster. After doing away with three targets, he finds that his boss Martelli (William Smith) is not too happy because one of the kills involved one of his company's trucks. None-the-less, he still has another assignment for Holmes: take on the identity of Reverend Lee and gain the trust of the people in the ghetto so Martelli can keep his supply of drugs flowing in the area.

Holmes is reluctant at first, but soon takes to the role - so much that he, himself, becomes a community leader, getting the attention of State Senator Sills (Michael Pataki), who happens to be white, but has this particular district falling into his representation. Sills is none too popular, but Martelli sees business continuing as usual if he continues in office, so Holmes does his best to boost Sills's popularity in the area. It also doesn't hurt that he's starting to fall for Sills's assistant Beverly (Marla Gibbs).

As the double life…