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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 14, 2000|
|Born:||July 12, 1920||Cause of Death:||emphysema|
|Birth Place:||Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Sethe is a woman of elemental grace and unspoken mystery. A figure of fierce determination, Sethe is a runaway slave struggling to carve out her own simple existence with her children in rural Ohio, 1873. Preventing her from achieving that, however, is the painful legacy of her former life, and the
A paranoid schizophrenic struggles to rebuild her life aided by an experimental drug.
A real estate agent, arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct, is sentenced to perform community service, coaching basketball to developmentally disabled adults.
In order to see his dying father, Homer, a mentally retarded dishwasher in Arizona, hitchhikes up to Oregon. Along the way he is picked up by Eddie, a vagabond, and the two quickly bond. However, Eddie begins taking things to an extreme, taking Homer to a brothel, burglarizing a store, and committ
Gritty drama, set in the early 1970s, about a band of superstitious, drug-addled misfits who live by their wits and rob drugstores.
Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land. Nobody thinks Willie can win the case, but behind its po
A television movie dramatizing the catastrophic events and circumstances leading up to a devastating leak at an American chemical plant which kills and injures hundreds of people.
A man with expensive tastes must come to terms with his agoraphobia.
Futuristic prospective series pilot, a distant cousin to the 1975 theatrical violent sport movie "Rollerball," revolves around a turn-of-the-millenium family on the Great Eve (the night before the year 2000 begins) planning for a reunion. Son Richard Beymer (returning to the spotlight years after "W
Sentimental holiday tale of a divorcee from San Francisco who moves to a small Nebraska town with her son to start a new life and joins the church choir that is under the strict leadership of a perfectionist director who is striving for a professional level presentaion of Handel's "Messiah."
A fact-based drama about the two Louis-Schmeling heavyweight fights and the way both boxers became unwilling symbols of political ideologies just prior to World War II.
A sentimental tale of a contemporary black family from Detroit whose two-week vacation in the South leads to a variety of changes in their lives. Robert Hooks' real-life sons played his fictional sons in the story. Pilot to a prospective series called "Down Home." A second one-hour movie in 1978 had
A girl from the Chicago slums fights her way to a position as an international super model.
In this film one man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent community. Based on a true incident, this story originally was titled "One Angry Man."
An all-black cast shines in this pilot for a proposed series involving a southern minister who is assigned to a poor parish in California with the congregation drifting away and the church scheduled for demolition. The hope here was for writer Earl Hamner to repeat his success with "The Waltons."
A win-or-else coach, hired to whip a small college football team into shape, finds himself in trouble with professional gamblers who plan to set the odds of the squad's success.
Two Georgia boys of different races work together to take care of a feral dog and train him for a fence-jumping contest.
A black boxer and his white mistress face racial prejudice when he wins the championship.
A black police detective from the North forces a bigoted Southern sheriff to accept his help with a murder investigation.
An aging couple's liberal principles are tested when their daughter announces her engagement to a black doctor.
An unscrupulous Southern landowner takes advantage of racial tensions to extend his holdings.
A young, idealistic man returns home to the plantation where he grew up in servitude. With him, he brings his fiance, Lutiebelle, in hopes of convincing the plantation owner that she is really his cousin in order to secure the family inheritance. To aid in the comic complications that follow are his family members Missy and Gitlow, and the plantation owners endearing (but ineffectual) son Charlie.
True story of the determined teacher who helped Helen Keller overcome deafness and blindness to learn to communicate.
A troubled black teenager tries to find his place in a white world.
An unidentified city is plagued by a mysterious mugger who attacks women at night, steals their purses, and cuts them on their left cheek. A police shrink, Dr. Pete Graham, is called in when one of the mugger's victims turns up dead.
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 an extraordinary cop who is also the gifted heir of one of America's wealthiest and most distinguished families. This pilot is broadcast as a segment of the "CBS Summer Playhouse" series.
A story about a retired football player turned househusband. The production marks the return to television of Harriet Nelson, of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet."
Slumlord Jerry Mackland vows to an old Jamaican woman that he'll renovate one of his unsafe buildings after a tenant is nearly killed in a fall. Jerry's pledge is short-lived and when he turns his attention to other things, a bizarre, horrifying force begins to take over Jerry's body to remind him o
The story, set at the Pepperidge Prepatory School for Girls, follows the misadventures of the eight teenage boys recently admitted to the once all-girls school. The pilot episode depicts the boys' efforts to run a candidate for student body president against a popular female candidate.
The tuneful adventures of Banjo, a spunky runaway cat who finds overwhelming excitement and the value of friendship in the big city.
The story of Priscilla and Nate Simmons, a couple who move from Detroit to a small town in the south to find a more peaceful and meaningful life.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Twenty-five-year reunion of members of a Black athletic-social club, based on the book "The Junior Bachelor Society", brings together nine of its members for the first time to honor their old coach but is marred by a murder investigation involving one of the gents (Melvin Van Peebles, who had writte
The unparalleled success of "Roots" in 1977 prompted this continuation of Alex Haley's saga, beginning with the events where its predecessor ended in 1882 and bringing the story to the present with James Earl Jones playing Haley and Marlon Brando as American Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell, who
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