|Top of the Heap|
|Directed by||Christopher St. John|
|Produced by||Christopher St. John|
|Written by||Christopher St. John|
|Starring||Christopher St. John|
|Music by||J.J. Johnson|
|Cinematography||Richard A. Kelley|
|Edited by||Michael Pozen|
Top of the Heap is a 1972 American drama film directed by and starring Christopher St. John.It was entered into the 22nd Berlin International Film Festival.
A Washington D.C. police officer, George Lattimer (St. John) is proud to be one of few African-Americans in the department. However, his peers, or people do not show love for him. When he is passed up for the promotion of sergeant, trouble erupts.
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