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Cast (feature film)

1.
Happy New Year (1987)
Two crooks don a variety of disguises to rob a jewelry store.
2.
Save the Children (1973)
This documentary records the concert held in Chicago in 1972 as part of Jesse Jackson's Operation PUSH exposition. Features performers include Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and Bill Withers.

Music (feature film)

3.
American Hustle (2013)
Brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent named Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. But it's Irving's un
4.
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
After witnessing a murder, FBI agent Malcolm Turner and his stepson go deep undercover at an all-girl performing arts school. Now Malcolm must catch the bad guys while fending off the amorous advances of the school's goofball janitor.
5.
Death at a Funeral (2010)
An American family unites to put a beloved husband and father to rest. As mourners gather at the family home, shocking revelations, festering resentments, ugly threats, blackmail and a misdirected corpse unleash lethal mayhem.
6.
Don McKay (2009)
Don McKay flees his hometown after a horrendous tragedy and vows never to return. After 25 years he comes back to find a dark menace looming over the town and finds himself pulled into a malevolent world from which he may never escape.
7.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
A group of self-absorbed actors set out to make the biggest war film ever. After ballooning costs (and the out of control egos of the pampered cast) threaten to shut down the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia for "increa
8.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
America loves Dewey Cox! But behind the music is the up-and-down-and-up-again story of a musician whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14 stepkids, stars in his own '70s TV show, collects friends ranging from E
9.
Talk to Me (2007)
Follows the life of African American ex-convict Petey Greene, who became a radio and television talk show success, but couldn't overcome his alcohol addiction.
10.
Are We Done Yet? (2007)
Now married to Suzanne, Nick Persons has bought a quiet suburban house to escape the rat race of the big city and to provide more space for his new wife and kids Lindsey and Kevin. But when his new home quickly becomes a costly "fixer upper" and he finds himself at the mercy of an eccentric contract
11.
Game Plan, The (2007)
An NFL quarterback used to the bachelor lifestyle discovers he has a seven-year-old daughter after an ex dies.
12.
GLORY ROAD (2006)
For Don Haskins, the dream was always about winning: winning with guts, heart and grit; winning with self-respect; and winning even when the odds were completely stacked against you. What Haskins didn't know in 1966--when he was just a small-town family man trying to make an indelible mark in his fi
13.
Are We There Yet? (2005) as Song Performer ("Get Ready")
Nick is in for a bumpy ride when he tries to impress an attractive divorcee by driving her two strong-willed children to Canada to see her.
14.
Hitch (2005) as Song Performer ("I Can'T Get Next To You")
Alex "Hitch" Hitchens is a legendary--and deliberately anonymous--New York City "date doctor" who, for a fee, has helped countless men woo the women of their dreams. While coaching Albert, a meek accountant who is smitten with a glamorous celebrity, Allegra Cole, Hitch finally meets his match in the person of the gorgeous, whip-smart Sara Melas, a gossip columnist who follows Allegra's every move. The ultimate professional bachelor, Hitch suddenly finds himself falling deliriously in love with Sarah, a reporter whose biggest scoop could very well be the unmasking of Manhattan's most famous date doctor.
15.
Elizabethtown (2005)
Drew Baylor, once a rising star at a leading athletic shoe company, has just been fired due to the overwhelming failure of his design for a sneaker and $972 million loss his company suffered because of the fiasco. As if that wasn't bad enough, things get even worse: Drew receives a phone call informing him that his father has passed away--and now, he must get on a plane for Elizabethtown, Kentucky, to retrieve his father's remains. On the plane ride, Drew meets Claire, a flight attendant and unstoppably positive woman who changes the course of his life. It is in Kentucky that Drew comes to learn the breadth of his father's life and his own family roots. Drew, with the help of Claire, submits to discovering the possibilities for his own destiny.
16.
Four Brothers (2005)
After their adoptive mother is murdered during a grocery store holdup, the Mercer brothers - hotheaded Bobby, hard-edged Angel, family man and businessman Jeremiah, and hard rocking Jack - reunite to take the matter of her death into their own hands. As they track down the killer, they quickly realize that their old ways of doing business have new consequences.
17.
Calendar Girls (2003) as Song Performer ("The Way You Do The Things You Do")
The true story of a group of dynamic women who bare all--or nearly all--for charity and become international celebrities as a result. The Women's Institute in Great Britain encourages the ancient skills of jam-making, flower pressing, knitting and baking. So when a group of extraordinary women start
18.
Hollywood Homicide (2003) as Song Performer ("My Girl")
Veteran detective Joe Gavilan, a weary but tenacious police veteran at the top of his game professionally, though his personal life is rapidly unraveling. His partner, K.C. Calden, seems to be more interested in his side jobs as a yoga teacher and aspiring actor than in the high-profile gangland-sty
19.
Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002) as Song Performer ("Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)"); Song Performer ("The Way You Do The Things You Do"); Song Performer ("My Girl"); Song Performer ("Ball Of Confusion (That'S What The World Is Today)"); Song Performer ("Since I Lost My Baby")
A documentary about a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.
20.
Men of Honor (2000) as Song Performer ("I Wish It Would Rain")
The story of Carl Breshear, who made U.S. military history when he combated racism to become the Navy's first black deep-sea diver.
21.
Remember the Titans (2000) as Song Performer ("You'Ve Got To Earn It"); Song Performer ("The Way You Do The Things You Do"); Song Performer ("Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)")
Based on the true story of the explosive events that took place in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971 when African-American football coach Herman Boone was hired to guide an integrated but racially polarized high school team--the T.C. Williams Titans. Angry, stubborn and a rigid taskmaster, Boone faces a cool reception from the team's players as well as an awkward relationship with assistant coach Bill Yoast, a local white man with seniority and a tradition of winning who was bypassed for the job. It's made clear that Bill has feelings of animosity for having to be an assistant under a black man. As the two men learn to overcome their ignorance and bigotry and realize that they have much in common--integrity, honor, and a strong work ethic--they work together to transfom a group of angry, unfocused players into a dynamic winning team of responsible young men. In the process, they also unite a divided community and ensure that Virginia will always "Remember the Titans."
22.
Honest (2000) as Song Performer ("Take A Stroll Thru Your Mind")
About three female gun-toting bandits.
23.
What Women Want (2000) as Song Performer ("Night And Day")
Nick Marshall, a Chicago advertising executive, gets a whole new outlook on life when a fluke accident gives him the ability to read women's minds. At first, this "gift" provides Nick with way too much information, but he begins to realize that he can use it to good effect, especially when it comes to outwitting his new boss, Darcy Maguire. In spite of his best efforts to finesse Darcy, he soon finds himself falling in love and truly understanding what women want.
24.
Feeling Minnesota (1996) as Song Performer ("Shakey Ground")
An idiosyncratic, blackly comic tale which explores the tormented relationship between two brothers, Sam and Jjaks, and the young woman, Freddie, who comes between them. The story begins at the drab, unromantic wedding of Freddie and Sam, an embezzling accountant in a strip joint whom Freddie loathes. A tough young blonde who dreams of a better life in Las Vegas, Freddie is conned into marrying Sam as punishment for allegedly stealing from Red, a small time crime boss. Trapped and miserable, Freddie is soon intrigued by the arrival of Jjaks, who reluctantly comes to the wedding at the insistence of his mother, Nora. Just as he knew it would, Jjaks encounter with his estranged family quickly disintegrates into the usual frustrating mess. His connection with the forlorn Freddie, however, is immediate and intense and before he knows what's hit him, the two are making love in the bathroom. Thus begins a passionate and painful love triangle as Sam and Jjaks go head to head for the girl they love.
25.
Father of the Bride (1991) as Song Performer ("My Girl")
A proud father faces wedding planners, florists and caterers as he prepares for his daughter's wedding.
26.
Thelma & Louise (1991) as Song Performer ("The Way You Do The Things You Do")
Fighting back against a rapist turns two women on vacation into desperate fugitives.
27.
Problem Child 2 (1991) as Song Performer ("Get Ready")
After moving to a new town with his divorced and lonely father, Junior attempts to fix him up.
28.
My Girl (1991) as Song Performer ("My Girl")
Story about a precocious 11-year-old girl, being raised by her widowed father, who learns to love her wacky family with the help of her best friend.
29.
Coupe de Ville (1990) as Song Performer ("Since I Lost My Baby")
Three brothers travel across country in 1963 to deliver a 1954 vintage car to their father.
30.
Air America (1990) as Song Performer ("Get Ready")
The story of two American pilots who fly for the CIA's covert airline during the last days of the Vietnam war.
31.
Working Trash (1990)
Two janitors become wealthy by investing on stock tips they find in the trash at the brokerage where they work.
32.
Who's Harry Crumb? (1989) as Song Performer ("Big Fun (Harry Crumb)")
Harry Crumb, a bumbling wanna-be private eye related by birth to a line of crack detectives, gets assigned to a lucrative kidnapping case, but only because his slimy boss doesn't want it solved for motives of his own. Crumb investigates, tripping over his own feet at every turn en route to finding
33.
Born On The Fourth Of July (1989) as Song Performer ("My Girl")
Ron Kovic fights to re-build his life after losing the use of his legs in Vietnam.
34.
Hamburger Hill (1987) as Song Performer ("I Wish It Would Rain")
Based on a true incident, this film tells the story of the 101st Airborne Division's 1969 battle in Vietnam over Hill 937, "Hamburger Hill." For ten days, the Vietcong refused to surrender, and both sides suffered heavy losses. When the American soldiers did take the hill, their victory turned out to be a hollow one.
35.
Mannequin (1987) as Song Performer ("My Girl")
36.
Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) as Song Performer ("Ain'T Too Proud To Beg")
Eddie Murphy is seen performing his stand-up act in a show that was filmed at New York City's Felt Forum in Madison Square Garden. Highlights include Murphy expounding on love, sex, and marriage in the 1980s and entertaining the audience with his celebrity impressions.
37.
Fine Mess, A (1986) as Song Performer ("A Fine Mess")
38.
Heaven Help Us (1985) as Song Performer ("My Girl")
A coming of age story set in a brooklyn prep school circa 1965.
39.
The Last Dragon (1985) as Song Performer ("Inside You")
A young man faces a variety of trials in his search for a master to teach him a secret martial arts technique.
40.
The Big Chill (1983) as Song Performer ("Ain'T Too Proud To Beg" "My Girl")
A friend's death brings together a group of former college activists.
41.
Losin' It (1983) as Song Performer ("The Way You Do The Things You Do")
Set in 1965, four rowdy teenage guys travel to Tijuana, Mexico for a night of partying when they are joined by a heartbroken housewife who is in town seeking a quick divorce.
42.
Where the Buffalo Roam (1980) as Song Performer ("Papa Was A Rollin' Stone")
A series of episodes from the career of counterculture, "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson are recounted. The stories, which may be fact or fiction, include Thompson and his attorney picking up and frightening a hitchhiker, and Thompson alone in a rest room with Richard Nixon.
43.
Mahogany (1975) as Song Performer ("Shaky Ground")
A girl from the Chicago slums fights her way to a position as an international super model.
44.
Cooley High (1975) as Song Performer
African-American teens in Chicago prepare for life after high school.

Cast (special)

45.
Motown Christmas, A (2002) as Featuring
Holiday concert hosted by D.L. Hughley featuring Motown legends singing classic Christmas songs.
46.
R&B 40: A Soul Spectacular (2002)
Special that unites the legends of the 1960s and 1970s American Soul and Motown artists. For the first time, Motown, Atlantic Records, Stax Records, Volt Records, Muscle Shoals and Philadelphia International Recording stars unite for a concert.
47.
All-American Thanksgiving Parade, The (1998) as (Detroit)
Highlights of the 72nd annual "Macy's Thanksgiving Parade" from New York City, the "Aloha Floral Parade" from Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, "America's Thanksgiving Parade" from Detroit and the "Opryland U.S.A. Aqua Parade" from Nashville.
48.
Sinbad's Summer Jam 3: 70's Soul Music Festival (1997)
Concert of soul bands of the 1970s from Aruba's Guillermo P. Trinidad Memorial Stadium, hosted by Sinbad.
49.
Gala For the President at Ford's Theatre, A (1995) as Performer
A roster of musical and comedic artists perform for the President and First Lady at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC.
50.
HAPPY NEW YEAR AMERICA (1994)
Musical countdown to the New Year.
51.
Met Life Presents the Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame (1994)
A presentation of the Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame ceremony, where special recognition was given to Chuck Berry, Dick Gregory, and Marvin Gaye.
52.
More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace (1993)
Special showcasing the top comedy and musical performers who appeared on the variety series, "Hollywood Palace," which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1970. Also included are never-before-seen outtakes.
53.
Grand Opening of Euro Disney, The (1992)
A special, hosted by Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, marking the opening of Euro Disney in Paris, France.
54.
24th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1992)
A presentation of "The 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards" honoring those who have made a positive contribution to the image of African-Americans in the motion picture, television, and recording industries.
55.
Celebrate the Soul of American Music (1991)
A special with contemporary artists honoring famous black music performers.
56.
Fantasies (1991)
A special depicting unusual dreams which come true, including the wish of an ailing girl to meet Neil Patrick Harris; a 100-year-old man gets to sing at a Los Angeles Kings hockey game; a man gets to dance and sing with The Temptations; a sports widow gets to sit in a baseball telecast booth and tal
57.
Merv Griffin's New Year's Eve Special (1991)
A New Year's Eve special hosted by Merv Griffin featuring live music and dancing.
58.
Motown Merry Christmas (1990)
A Christmas variety special hosted by Philip Michael Thomas.
59.
Motown 30: What's Goin' On! (1990)
A music special commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Motown recording label. The program features Motown's recording artists, as well as comedians and actors who have been influenced by the Motown sound.
60.
MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon (1990)
Twenty-fifth anniversary of the annual telethon to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
61.
Smokey Robinson (1990)
A documentary special examining the 30-year career of song writer/performer Smokey Robinson. A presentation of "Motown on Showtime."
62.
Motown Merry Christmas (1989)
A Christmas special starring great recording stars from the Motor City.
63.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '90 (1989)
A live broadcast of the eighteenth annual edition of Dick Clark's musical celebration of New Year's Eve. Broadcast from Times Square in New York and from Hollywood's Cocoanut Grove nightclub.
64.
Lou Rawls Presents Black Gold Hits (1988)
A variety special focusing on classic and contemporary black music.
65.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '88 (1987)
Dick Clark hosts the sixteenth annual edition of his New Year's Eve musical celebration, broadcast live from Time's Square in New York City. Also included are live segments from Hollywood's Cocoanut Grove nightclub.
66.
Motown Merry Christmas (1987)
A special featuring Motown stars performing holiday songs. The program was taped on stage at the Aquarius Theater in Hollywood, California.
67.
Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno (1987)
Bruce Willis, the star of the prime-time series "Moonlighting," appears in his first television special. The program is a "mockumentary" look at singing hero Bruno Radolini and his band The Heaters.
68.
Liberty Weekend (1986)
ABC's extensive coverage of "Liberty Weekend" includes over 17 hours of scheduled telecasting, beginning on July 2, 1986, with a "Liberty Weekend Preview" and ending on July 6, with the closing ceremonies from Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Other major events in the marathon coverage include the Open
69.
Temptations and Four Tops, The (1986)
The first of a six-part music series that focuses on several artists who helped make the "Motown Sound" an important part of the history and development of popular music. The special focuses on the careers of two of the pioneer groups from the successful Motown Records roster.
70.
Motown Returns to the Apollo (1985)
Taped before a live audience at the Apollo Theatre in New York City on May 4, 1985, top headliners celebrate the 50th anniversary and official reopening of New York's world-famed theater. The concert, hosted by Bill Cosby, was a benefit for the Africare/Ethiopian Relief Fund.
71.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '86 (1985)
Dick Clarks hosts a variety special to give a rousing welcome to the new year, with visits to Times Square, Las Vegas, and New Orleans.
72.
Good Vibrations From Central Park (1973) as Performer
Highlights of ten-hour rock concert held in New York City's Central Park.
73.
It's What's Happening, Baby! (1965) as Guest
Performances by the top names in rock and roll music (at the time).

Music (special)

74.
R&B 40: A Soul Spectacular (2002) as Song Performer ("Get Ready" "My Girl")
Special that unites the legends of the 1960s and 1970s American Soul and Motown artists. For the first time, Motown, Atlantic Records, Stax Records, Volt Records, Muscle Shoals and Philadelphia International Recording stars unite for a concert.
75.
All-American Thanksgiving Parade, The (1998) as Song Performer ("My Girl")
Highlights of the 72nd annual "Macy's Thanksgiving Parade" from New York City, the "Aloha Floral Parade" from Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, "America's Thanksgiving Parade" from Detroit and the "Opryland U.S.A. Aqua Parade" from Nashville.
76.
Sinbad's Summer Jam 3: 70's Soul Music Festival (1997) as Song Performer
Concert of soul bands of the 1970s from Aruba's Guillermo P. Trinidad Memorial Stadium, hosted by Sinbad.
77.
Promised Land, The (1995) as Song ("Ball Of Confusion")
Five-part documentary detailing the migration of millions of African-Americans from the deep South to the industrial North, between 1942 and 1970. Uses archival materials and interviews, as well as a focus on music of the period and the present.
78.
HAPPY NEW YEAR AMERICA (1994) as Song Performer ("Treat Her Like A Lady" "Errors Of Our Ways")
Musical countdown to the New Year.
79.
Motown 30: What's Goin' On! (1990) as Song Performer ("I Can'T Get Next To You" "Ain'T Too Proud To Beg" "I'M Losin' You")
A music special commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Motown recording label. The program features Motown's recording artists, as well as comedians and actors who have been influenced by the Motown sound.
80.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '90 (1989) as Song Performer ("All I Want From You" "Special")
A live broadcast of the eighteenth annual edition of Dick Clark's musical celebration of New Year's Eve. Broadcast from Times Square in New York and from Hollywood's Cocoanut Grove nightclub.
81.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '88 (1987) as Song Performer ("Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" "I Wonder Who She'S Seeing Now")
Dick Clark hosts the sixteenth annual edition of his New Year's Eve musical celebration, broadcast live from Time's Square in New York City. Also included are live segments from Hollywood's Cocoanut Grove nightclub.
82.
Motown Merry Christmas (1987) as Song Performer ("White Christmas" "The Christmas Song")
A special featuring Motown stars performing holiday songs. The program was taped on stage at the Aquarius Theater in Hollywood, California.

Music (special)

83.
Temptations, The (1998)
Recounts the story of how Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams and Al Bryant became The Temptations and created hit records with singer David Ruffin. Reveals the ego pressures and drug and alcohol abuse that accompanied the band's rise from street-side harmonizing to Motown

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