Mandingo () on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more. 31 Dec Based on Kyle Onstott's novel of sexploitation sociology, Mandingo is an embarrassing and crude film which Extract of a review from 24 Jun Like the crumbling mansion at its center, Mandingo is a rotting remnant of the old South's glory days: It's Gone With The Wind DVD Review. Mandingo () on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more. The tedious, emasculated stereotype of the Deep South circa , with its stoical slaves and demure southern belles, is effectively exploded here. Fleischer ut. Mandingo is a American period drama film directed by Richard Fleischer, produced by It received mixed reviews upon release, but was a box office hit.