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Cast (feature film)
Drama based on the true story of 1992 Olympic Gold medalist Gail Devers, who overcame Graves Disease to become the "fastest woman in the world."
Welcome to Glen Allan, Mississippi, 1946. Experience an America that remains only in the hearts and minds of those who were brought up in this small southern community. Lost in the sweat of the cotton fields and hidden in the juke joints of muddy water blues, the people of Glen Allan nurtured and pr
A black advertising executive is the target of a "drop" by a mythical group whose goal is to abduct people and counsel them on the errors of their ways. The band's edict is to grab "lost" brothers and sisters who've turned their backs on their heritage. D.R.O.P. is an acronym for Deprogramming and R
In an attempt to impress an unfaithful girlfriend, a young bank robber must hide out in a hotel where he is visited by various characters.
An adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 anti-slavery novel, and the first to adhere to Stowe's clear abolitionist vision -- showing the anguish, strength, and pride of Tom. The story follows the lives of two slaves, Eliza and Tom, after they have been sold to pay off a plantation owner's debt.
Hammond Maxwell is the son of a slave owner who buys Drum and Blaise from Drum's mother who is the hostess of a bordello. Drum's girlfriend Regine is also purchased to be a mistress for Maxwell, but Augusta Chauvet, who has designs on him is opposed to that plan. After stoically enduring all the ind
A black South African minister goes to a big city to find his son who has become a criminal.
A Catholic priest, Father Charlie, teams up with an ex-Chicago cop, Lee Stevens, to nab a bank robber.
Comedy duo Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby star as two ordinary joes, who entangle themselves in an underworld mess, while out to find a stolen lottery ticket worth fifty grand.
A future cop uncovers the deadly secret behind a mysterious synthetic food.
A flunkey black CIA man (reluctantly admitted in the first place), leaves the Agency to put his training to use in the covert indoctrination and organization of urban guerrila warfare units (made up of black street gangs), which move to overthrow the repressive government.
Following the trail of a private eye in a 3-piece suit who pilots a mean Lincoln Continental.
George Lattimer is proud to be one of the few African American policemen in the Washington DC force. But he is not well-liked by his colleagues or with the people on the street. When he is passed over for a promotion, George is furious and channels his anger into a violent one-man campaign against s
In this remake of The Asphalt Jungle, a band of thieves plans to use stolen diamonds to finance a ghetto bank.
Scientists race to find the cure for a deadly space virus.
A taxi dancer''''s faith in love leads her to one bad match after another.
Dance (feature film)
A hot young film director can't decide on his next project.
Make-Up (feature film)
While struggling with his own personal issues, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest who is schooled in the rituals of exorcism to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that ar
CIA officer Evelyn Salt is accused of being a Russian sleeper spy intent on assassinating the president. Salt must elude capture while proving her innocence.
Eric Komenko is a charming, attractive high school student with devout, domineering parents. Following an angry outburst from his mother upon her discovery of his promiscuity, Eric maliciously and violently murders both his mother and father. Years later, Lori Cranston, an attractive and audacious y
A young girl who has been murdered watches over her family--and her killer--from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
Roger Ferris is the best man U.S. Intelligence has on the ground, in places where human life is worth no more than the information it can get you. In operations that take him around the globe, Ferris'' next breath often depends on the voice at the other end of a secure phone line--CIA veteran Ed Hoffman. Strategizing from a laptop in the suburbs, Hoffman is on the trail of an emerging terrorist leader who has orchestrated a campaign of bombings while eluding the most sophisticated intelligence network in the world. To lure the terrorist out into the open, Ferris will have to penetrate his murky world, but the closer Ferris gets to the target, the more he discovers that trust is both a dangerous commodity and the only one that will get him out alive.
Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes it can be downright dangerous. Matt Saunders thinks he's finally found the perfect girlfriend, the beautiful Jenny Johnson--who just so happens to be a superhero. However, when Jenny/G-Girl becomes overly possessive, Matt wants to call it quits--but how do yo
In South Boston the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate that is run by gangland chief Costello. While Billy is quickly gaining Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy--and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.
Africans on a slave ship headed to the U.S. mutiny against their captors.
Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. Perched on the edge of a continent is a community dedicated to the service of God. A gang of teenage girls, stifled by the crushing piety of their elders, dance naked in the woods. One girl, Abigail Williams -- her innocence lost in the bed of John Proctor, a married farm
A Boston cop and retired Japanese police commissioner investigate a series of crimes after the commissioner's wife witnesses a drug buy.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
A groupf strangers must try to solve a man's death when he dies in a restaurant and leaves a million dollars behind.
A tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr., as the entertainer celebrates his sixtieth anniversary in show business. Taped before a live audience at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood. Includes clips of some of Davis's past appearances on television and film.
A television drama, broadcast as part of the PBS "American Playhouse" series, about the African-American writer, oral historian and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. Combines passages from the author's writings, anecdotes, folk tales told by actors, and sketches from the Hurston's life.
A drama about a father and son who combine their lethal expertise in the martial arts as champions of people in dire need. Based on the 1972-75 series "Kung Fu," the program is broadcast as part of the "CBS Summer Playhouse," a pilot anthology which asks viewers to call in votes, deciding the future
The story, set in Key Blanco, Florida, follows the exploits of Andy Thorn, an ex-cop turned private detective, and Honor Campbell, a state attorney (in Bouldon County), as they team to solve crimes. In the pilot episode, Thorn and Honor try to find the killer of an infamous drug dealer whose death h
A salute to the Big Band era, hosted by Peter Marshall.
The story of Eddie Krowder, a private detective who works out of Los Angeles and charges the very reasonable rate of $19.95 a day, plus expenses. In the pilot episode, Eddie tries to recover a large sum of money for a friend.
Music, songs, and comedy sketches by black performers.
A musical adaptation of the James M. Barrie play about Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, and his adventures with the Darling children in Never Never Land.
A tribute to jazz great Duke Ellington.
A dramatization of the Alger Hiss/Whittaker Chambers spy case of the late '40s as it was carried out in hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee. The case against Hiss later went to a criminal court where he was convicted -- some contend unjustly -- of espionage and treason agaist his
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A miniseries about the intertwining stories of seven black women who live in a tenement on a street named Brewster Place. Over the course of several decades, each, in her own way, struggles to overcome crushing poverty and the devastation of dreams and hopes that have gone unfulfilled. Ultimately, t
Three different police chiefs in three different eras become involved in a growing mystery -- who is the mass murderer behind the killing of transient youths in and around the fictional southern town of Delano over a forty year period? In this three-part, six-hour miniseries, Charlton Heston, in his
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