Death of a Snowman (1976)

DEATH OF A SNOWMAN is a slow and rather unengaging blaxploitation thriller made in South Africa, of all places. Imported British actor Nigel Davenport teams up with a black cop to bring down a gang of drug smugglers, and events play out much as you’d imagine. Sadly, this is a film that suffers from a cheapness of film stock and a paucity of imagination on the part of writer and director, which means that the action is slow-paced and unremarkable and the plot nothing more than hackneyed. Davenport does his best but is on autopilot throughout, and while the local actors try hard, they’re not going to win an Oscar anytime soon.