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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 7, 2004|
|Born:||May 22, 1939||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Remake of the 1972 theatrical film about a Louisiana sharecropper family in the 1930s. When they hit hard times, the father steals food and is sentenced to 5 years hard labor. His son, inspired by stories of the bible and his dog Sounder's resiliance, goes on a quest to find his father, learning the
Sara Morgan thought her husband's murder would solve all her problems. But as she soon discovered one murder is never enough.
When Gabrielle Garrett fails to make it home for a Las Vegas Christmas Eve reunion with her father and three sisters, her family is very concerned; soon thereafter, her dead body is found in Lake Mead. Ruled a suicide by the coroner, and with their father Dylan in the the hospital suffering a heart
When Carmen Alvarado discovers she's dying of a malignant brain tumor, she tells her young daughter Belle that she shouldn't have to give up what she wants to do with her life for the one she loves--in her mother's words, "to let her light shine." Carmen had given up her dancing career to marry her
Dwayne and his sister Mai are Vietnamese siblings who were adopted by an African-American couple. Now in his mid-20s, Dwayne is very comfortable, enjoying a good relationship with his parents and his African-American girlfriend. Meanwhile Mai is less satisfied with her life, Because she was adopted
An adaptation of Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson''s book "Strange Justice," based on Anita Hill''s allegations of sexual harassment and impropriety against Clarence Thomas during Thomas'' Senate confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court in October 1991.
A wealthy American couple in need of a nanny for their soon-to-be-born child, hire a poor German girl with an illegitimate baby and bring her to the States. But when the couple's new baby never materializes, the rich Americans hatch a plot to kidnap the nanny's infant and nothing will stand in their
As a gossipy mother hen to a group of gay, lesbian, and straight friends, Tara is anxious to spill the beans about Javi's positive HIV status. This creates the need for all to voice their opinions about AIDS. One of the group, Megan Pillsbury, is forced to confess to her lesbian lover that she has b
It's been 15 years since John Bookman left hometown Gary, Indiana to coach a pro LA football team. In his absence, the city's mean streets have only gotten meaner. Over the years, the steel mills shut down, local businesses closed up and the decent people of Gary have had to face a new menace. A dan
Martians invade earth in this spoof of the 1950-60s sci-fi genre.
A young medical intern is assigned, against his will, to work with a legendary healer (the White Dwarf) on a distant, war-torn planet. Set in the year 3040 A.D.
Policeman must cope with troublesome female partner.
Dramatization of the life of heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, from his troubled youth, his discovery by celebrated trainer Cus D'Amato, his quick rise as a star of the boxing world, the marriage to Robin Givens, and his fall from the sporting world's pinnicle after his trial, felony convictio
A town hermit in rural Mississippi tells two mischievous boys about an elusive swamp creature. The boys' subsequent pranks impersonating the creature go awry when they discover there really is a big, green swamp creature named "Gator Face."
A police detective, assigned to track down his brother, gets entangled in a robbery attempt and mob-related killing.
A former porn star marries a wealthy criminal defense attorney who enjoys masochistic sex. When the two tire of each other, the husband becomes attracted to his wife's best friend and decides to murder his wife.
Based on Anne Tyler's 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a married couple who review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.
Gabe Walker is the leader of a mountain rescue team who loses his nerve after witnessing an amateur climber fall to her death. When a group of ingenious fugitives survive a plane crash, and take his ex-girlfriend and his former climbing partner hostage, Walker must overcome his fears and climb the mountain to take on the well-armed gang.
Live-action film version of the comic strip, created in the early 1950s, about a young boy and his unusual view of the world.
An adaptation of Larry Gelbart's play about the U.S. Senate Watergate hearings in 1973-74. In this political satire, it is alleged that government functionaries used a Hollywood studio to funnel money to right-wing guerrillas.
A prosecuter is accused of murdering a beautiful colleague with whom he was having an extramarital affair.
A television movie based on a true story. A woman is stalked, kidnapped and then buried alive for 83 hours by a calculating sociopath. Her father makes a desperate attempt to save her.
A Haitian doctor and a Harvard anthropologist become friends against a backdrop of voodoo culture in pre-revolutionary Haiti.
A young black engineer is given a life sentence in prison for a crime he did not commit. Lenell Geter's life is running smoothly, but suddenly things fall apart when he and his roommate, a fellow engineer, are arrested and charged with armed robbery. Even though he steadfastly believes that the just
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Burns is serving at an American embassy in the Middle East. He and the rest of the security force find their jobs complicated by the restrictions placed on them by the American Ambassador who is afraid of offending the local government. This situation becomes critical wh
When his father dies from a heart attack, white, wealthy, 11-year-old Obie runs away and winds up in a Chicago ghetto. After getting beaten up by some gang members, the grief-stricken Obie is befriended by Jeremy "Scam" Henderson, an African-American, streetwise kid about his age. They become partne
When Billy Turner was younger, he had a reputation for being a little wild, so when he returns to his hometown in Florida and gets involved in a bar fight, he is immediately put in jail. Billy anticipates a quick release because his father is the town's mayor, but when he asks the guards to call him
Bank teller Betty is a single woman living in Los Angeles. After she has an affair with an attractive tennis instructor named Mike, she doe not see him for months. When they run into each other again, they arrange a date, but Mike never shows up. Mike has been supplementing his income by dealing drugs, and Betty learns that he was killed when a deal went bad. Shaken, Betty decides to investigate Mike''s murder, which leads her into a sordid world and puts her own life in danger.
A deadly robot from the future travels back in time to kill a woman whose son will one day defeat its masters.
The story of black civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, who worked as field director in Jackson, Mississippi, for the NAACP, and who, after delivering a speech in which he vowed to complete the task of assuring equal right to the African-Americans of Jackson, was assassinated on June 11, 1963.
Diahann Carroll, Rosalind Cash and Irene Cara are three sisters whose reunion when the family home is put up for sale reopens old wounds. This original drama, somewhat akin to Arthur Miller's play, "The Price", was filmed in 1979 in Montgomery, Alabama, and has Carroll as the straight-laced spinster
A young actress befriends a stray dog and brings it into her home, eventually realizing that it has been programmed to viciously attack, without motive, black-skinned individuals.
Captain Kirk leads his crew against an old enemy in the fight to control a world-shattering weapon.
Teenagers growing up in an urban combat zone, filmed on location in New York City and throughout its subway system. Ike Eisenmann is a subway graffiti painter whose artistic talents are noticed by concerned cop Paul Winfield, who becomes his surrogate father and urges him to help track down drug kin
Harry (Paul Winfield) is an escaped convict from the U.S. who has found shelter for awhile in Australia, at least until he meets Paul (Beau Cox), an orphan who has just witnessed an assassination. Because of what he saw, Paul becomes the next target of the killer.
An executive's life takes an unexpected turn when his illegitimate son shows up.
Ralph Waite stars as the head of a rural mountain family that journeys to south Florida as migrant workers only to find themselves trapped in a squalid labor camp controlled by money-hungry Mitchell Ryan and his two henchmen.
A young man is torn between his potential as a writer and the lure of gang life.
Muhammad Ali risks his championship status by speaking out against the Vietnam War.
A disillusioned Vietnam veteran travels back to Southeast Asia to search for the son he left behind.
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President revels details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.
A small group of survivors at a military installation who survived World War 3 attempt to drive across the desolate wasteland to where they hope more survivors are living. Hopefully their specially built vehicles will protect them against the freakish weather mutated plant and animal life and other dangers along the way.
Cynical policeman Phil Gaines is investigating the case of a dead porn actress/stripper whose body was found on the beach. Things are complicated when the dead woman''s father decides to conduct his own investigation.
In the late 1960s, Pat Conroy accepts a teaching job on a small island. Conroy disagrees with the methods of the principal who has convinced the students that they are lazy and unintelligent, and decides to try new ways to reach them.
This movie details the struggles of former Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella to adapt to life in a wheelchair following his crippling automobile accident in 1959. Cinematographer Ted Voigtlander was Emmy-nominated.
Mark Twain''''s famed tale of a Missouri bad boy who helps a runaway slave escape to the North.
A black soldier comes home to Harlem after a tour in Vietnam and discovers that his wife had become a heroin addict and died of an overdose. Infuriated, he gathers three of his ex-GI buddies and they lay out plans to fight the drug dealers.
A people-in-jeopardy fantasy which finds the baggage hold of a jetliner swarming with a gaggle of ghosts preparing to exact revenge on the passengers in first class.
Black sharecroppers during the Depression fight to get their children a decent education.
Following the trail of a private eye in a 3-piece suit who pilots a mean Lincoln Continental.
A man returns to Earth as an angel to intervene in a small-town labor strike.
A liberal professor takes over as college president in the midst of a student uprising.
The leader of a black militant group hides out from police in an old movie theatre and enlists the help of a social worker to make his escape.
Documentary portrait of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
A retrospective of African-American Academy Award winners and a look at the role of African-Americans in the entertainment industry in 1997-98. Features interviews and clips from films produced and/or directed by African-Americans and featuring black actors.
Primetime holiday special based on the PBS children's science series "The Magic School Bus." Ms.Frizzle, teacher extraordinaire, and her class of enthusiastic adventurers ride the magically transformed bus to Murph's recycling plant. Another segment includes on-camera interviews and recording sessio
An animated version of an African folk tale about a drought-plagued Africa in an ancient time when animals could talk. Extols the virtues of loyalty and friendship as a means to conquering adversity.
Live telecast of the 47th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
A documentary examining the 1968 sanitation workers strike which brought Martin Luther King, Jr., to Memphis at a pivotal point in the civil rights movement. April 4, 1993 marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of King in Memphis.
An animated special about an orphan searching for a home for the holidays, a beautiful doll left on a shelf when a toy store closes on Christmas Eve, and a lonely childless couple, all brought together by a twist of fate.
A special focusing on the efforts of church denominations who help the homeless.
A live broadcast of "The Movie Awards" based on box-office performance. Nominees are chosen from the top-10 grossing films of 1990, and winners chosen by balloting in movie theaters.
A documentary profiling the life and work of writer James Baldwin.
A special designed to help parents learn how to communicate with their children about drug abuse. The program features performers in a series of dramatizations involving teens and drugs. These role-playing exercises demonstrate the communication skills parents must learn to help their children preve
A drama about a new teacher in a tough inner-city school, and how he arouses the interest of his "problem" students by getting them involved in the game of chess. The story is based on the real-life happenings at a school in Philadelphia.
A psychological study of the writer, Katherine Anne Porter. The film uses dramatizations of three of Porter's early short stories containing the character of Miranda, a six-year-old, considered by many to be Porter's alter ego, who reveals much about the author's life.
When a high school teacher challenges the students to play "The Color Game," the participants soon discover the painful results of prejudice on academic, social, and personal levels.
The story, set on Key Tortuga in Florida, follows the exploits of John Jack Tyree, captain of the Hemingston, the boat he uses as owner of a fishing charter and salvage service. In the pilot episode, Tyree and his children become involved in a deadly race to recover bounty from a Spanish galleon tha
A dramatization based on the story of the school desegregation case that led to the historic 1954 Supreme Court decision barring racial segregation in American public schools.
Misc. Crew (special)
A fundraising gala for The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) featuring performances by music artists and appearances by celebrities. Also highlights the success stories of the organization's students, alumni and member colleges and universities.
Telethon to benefit the United Negro College Fund. Features extended concert performances and celebrity appearances.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
An eight-hour miniseries based on Alexandra Ripley's novel, "Scarlett," the sequel to "Gone With the Wind." Scarlett O'Hara travels to Ireland to be with family and escape the confusion of her rocky marriage to Rhett Butler.<P>Separated from Scarlett and seeking a divorce, Rhett is now pursued passi
Alex Haley's story of his paternal grandmother, who was born into slavery, the daughter of a slave and a white Civil War colonel of Irish descent. Caucasian in appearance, she lived as a white after the Civil War.
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
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
A lovingly filmed version of the book by Lillian Rogers Parks, the crippled seamstress-maid who, along with her mother, served for fifty-two years as a White House domestic during eight presidential administrations. A mixture of pop history of the Twentieth Century and the private lives of the vario
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
A drama about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968. Aside from Billy Goldenberg's Emmy Award-winning score, there were nominations for Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson as Best Actor and Actress for their p
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
This sweeping Civil War saga that took eight hours to unfold (over three nights), adapted from historian Bruce Catton's book, has an all-star cast winding its way through fact and fiction, covering the period from 1859 to the Lincoln assassination. The two leads are Stacy Keach as the fictional Jona
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