The Spook Who Sat by the Door | 1973

Directed by: Ivan Dixon

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Main Plot

A black man plays 'uncle Tom' in order to gain access to CIA training, then uses that knowledge to plot a new American revolt.


  • Lawrence Cook is the protagonist who becomes a spy and uses his knowledge to fuel a revolution against racial oppression.
  • Janet League is a strategic and influential character who supports and aids the protagonist in his revolutionary efforts.
  • Paula Kelly's character in "The Spook Who Sat by the Door" plays a significant role in the plot as a love interest and supporter of the protagonist.


In the ending of "The Spook Who Sat by the Door," directed by Ivan Dixon, the protagonist, Dan Freeman, successfully executes his plan to train a group of black militants. They carry out a series of coordinated attacks on government institutions, causing chaos and drawing attention to their cause. Despite facing heavy resistance, Freeman manages to escape and disappear, leaving behind a legacy of revolution and resistance against racial oppression.