THE MACK has become a cult classic, achieving an extraordinary level of fame throughout the African-American community and the film industry. It has been the subject of many stories on radio and television, newspapers and magazines. It now ranks as one of the fifty most requested films on video in America. The DVD version, released by New Line Films, is accompanied by a thirty minute documentary on the making of the film, featuring Mr. Campus.
Entertainment Weekly’s Special Collector’s Edition named THE MACK one of the fifty classic cult films of all time. It was ranked number 20, putting Mr. Campus in the esteemed company of filmmakers such as Ridley Scott, Terry Gilliam, David Lynch, Rob Reiner, Brian De Palma, John Woo, Tim Burton, The Coen Brothers, Luis Bunuel and John Cassavetes.
The Tribeca Film Festival (headed by Robert DeNiro) two years ago named The Mack one of its Peoples Choice Poll top (Guilty Pleasure) classic films, putting it in the esteemed company of Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner and Easy Rider. The Mack has also received a prominent place in the Quentin Tarantino Film Festival in the past and opened this year’s festival.
Producer / Director Michael Campus