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Director (feature film)

1.
Sakura Killers (1987) as Director

Cast (feature film)

2.
Bride in Black, The (1990) as Father Moreno
A widowed bride finds herself on a hunt to discover why her husband was shot shortly after their wedding.
3.
Brubaker (1980) as Abraham
A warden arrives disguised as an inmate to see first-hand what life is like inside. He implements a series of sweeping reforms that have him marked for danger with guards and local business owners that liked things the way they were.
4.
The Jerk (1979) as Father
A naive young man seeks his fortune while trying to escape a deranged killer.
5.
Contract on Cherry Street (1977) as Jack Kittens
Sinatra's TV-movie debut had him playing a hard-driven New York cop who explodes after his close friend and team partner is gunned down and decides to operate outside of established procedures to break an organized crime ring.
6.
Death Collector (1976) as Gunsmith
When mob-connected Jerry Bolanti gets out of jail, he needs a job and becomes a "debt collector." After joining forces with two other men in the same line of work, the trio steal $40,000 and hide out in a hotel, where they are pursued by hitmen.
7.
Starsky and Hutch (1975) as Captain Doby
In this pilot for the hit series that began in September 1975, an unorthodox pair of undercover cops investigate a double homicide and discover that they were the intended victims.
8.
Mandingo (1975) as Agamemnon
A slave owner in the 1840s trains his slaves to be bare-knuckle fighting champions, unaware that his daughter is having an affair with his top fighter.
9.
For Pete's Sake (1974) as Bernie
A woman goes to outlandish extremes to make her husband rich.
10.
Across 110th Street (1972) as Doc Johnson
When three stick-up men disguised as cops raid a mob pay-off meeting in Harlem, steal $300,000, and kill a handful of mobsters, they become the target of a mahunt involving a mafia boss bent on revenge, a rival group of Harlem gangsters, and two cops - an up-and-coming idealistic, black lieutenant and a middle-aged, racist white captain who must overcome their differences to solve the crime.
11.
Brother John (1971) as Frank [Gabriel]
A man returns to Earth as an angel to intervene in a small-town labor strike.
12.
The Learning Tree (1969) as Booker Savage
A black boy growing up in Kansas dreams of a better life in this film version of director Gordon Parks's autobiography.
13.
The Cool World (1964) as Street speaker
A young Harlem man rises to power in his street gang after taking inspiration from a Black Muslim preacher who spreads a dogma of hate against white oppressors.
14.
Black Like Me (1964) as Burt Wilson
Black Like Me is the true account of John Griffin's experiences when he passed as a black man. John Horton takes treatments to darken his skin and leaves his home in Texas to travel throughout the South. At one stop, Horton encounters a black shoe shine man, Burt Wilson, who befriends him and shows him how to "act right" so that he can fit more easily into the African American culture. It is through Wilson that Horton learns the art of shining shoes. Most of his encounters with whites are quite degrading and disturb him. As a hitchhiker, John meets several white men who refer to black men and women in disparaging ways which angers John. Throughout the movie, John is harassed and persecuted by whites without reason. In one of his many stops throughout the South, John finds himself on a park bench sitting by a white woman. A white man walks by and says, "You'd better find another place to sit." Even though he had a college degree, menial jobs were all that he could find. John meets Frank Newcomb whose son, Tom, is arrested for some civil rights demonstrations. John tells Tom about his "passing for black" in the South, and Tom becomes enraged. Tom feels that John could have served the plight of the black man in the South better as a white man. Frank asks John if people would believe the story. Tom says, "I don't know, but I'll tell them."
15.
Nothing but a Man (1964) as
A young black man in 1963 Alabama loves a minister's daughter, works hard, and is put upon, oppressed, and called "boy" by everyone with whom he comes in contact; he wants to be "nothing but a man."
16.
Carib Gold (1956) as

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