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One of the most iconic figures in athletic history, Muhammad Ali's incredible story from world champion boxer to inspiring social activist is explored through his own voice and never-before-seen archival material. (imdb)
100 years in the future, in a tiny town on the Yukon / Alaska border, a battle takes place that changes war forever, by changing minds. (imdb)
50 Years with Peter Paul and Mary (2014) - TV Movie
50 Years With Peter Paul And Mary is a documentary by four-time Emmy Award-winning producer/ director Jim Brown and features rare and previously unseen television footage including a BBC program from the early 1960s that embodies many of the trio's best performances and most popular songs.
Glickman (2013) - TV Movie
Glickman is an portrait of a man who overcame prejudice to forge a remarkable career in sports, setting the gold standard for athletes and sports broadcasters past, present and future. (imdb)
In an effort to re-connect a pessimistic "Everyman" with humanity, a journalist takes him on a voyage of possibilities as seen through the eyes of leading thinkers in the arts and sciences. (imdb)
A documentary about the struggle and triumph of African-American family, community, and culture, using Kwanzaa as a vehicle to celebrate the African-American experience. The seven principles of Kwanzaa (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith) are so important to African-Americans today. (imdb)
Audio interviews with Johnny Cash are set against interviews with the audience members of his historic performance at Folsom Prison, showing the lasting effects society and on those involved.
Animal is a violent gang member sentenced to prison, leaving his young son to grow up alone on the streets. While in prison, Animal meets an aging black revolutionary who changes the way Animals sees himself and his place in the world. When Animal returns home many years later, now a reformed man, he discovers his son has assumed his life of crime and must find a way to tear down the gangster legacy that he created himself. (imdb)
Sucker Free City (2004) - TV Movie
In the streets of San Francisco, three young men are drawn into corruption as they struggle to survive: Nick, a young white man who uses his mail room job as an avenue to credit card fraud; K-Luv, a serious-minded black youth who becomes involved with gangs; and Lincoln, a rising star in the Chinese mafia.
When biotech executive Jack Armstrong (Mackie) gets fired and branded a whistle-blower, his desperation to make a living and the suggestion of a former girlfriend lead him into the baby-making business. Between the attempts by his former employers to frame him for securities fraud and his dubious fathering activities, Jack finds life, all at once, becoming very complicated.
This program skillfully covers their 43 year (as of 2004) career, and gives some insight into why it is they 'worked' so well together. Their performances were always polished and well rehearsed. This film will be enjoyed by not only their many followers and admirers, but also by anyone interested in the alternative music of social conscience which arose in the early 1960's.
Jim Brown: All American (2002) - TV Movie
Spike Lee directs this moving portrait of a complicated, charismatic man, one who has spent his life in the spotlight, first making football history as one of the 20th century's greatest athletes, and later as the star of numerous Hollywood features, where he pioneered a new kind of African-American hero. (Film Forum)
Baadasssss Cinema (2002) - TV Movie
Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre. (imdb)
Dakota Smith is an ex-cop and former private eye with a proclivity for community service. When a young basketball player entangles himself with drug dealers, he turns to Dak for help. Eventually goons are sent to kill the hoopster, but they hit the family of Rex Stevens by mistake. Frustrated by the incompetent and crooked police, the trio of Smith, Stevens, and their friend Frank Harris then battle the drug dealers for control of the streets. (imdb)
Professional football provides the action-packed backdrop of Oliver Stone's look at contemporary society through the dynamic prism of professional sports. (Warner Brothers)
Tells the story of Jesus Shuttlesworth, the most sought after high school basketball prospect in the nation. Jesus and his dream to make it to the big ranks in professional basketball are overshadowed by his father, Jake, who is spending his life in prison for killing Jesus' mother. (imdb)
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story (1996) - TV Movie
Ali, the man who touched an entire world with his words and action. Documents his life, with plenty of footage of his important fights.
Earth is overrun with mean, green invaders! They're armed with insta-fry ray guns, endowed with slimy, humungous brains, and enlivened with out-of-this-world but state-of-the-art special effects. Thrill! As Earth fights back with an unexpected weapon. Take that, Martians! (Warner Bros.)
Marvin Bookman is a small shop owner in Gary, Indiana, USA. After he sees a drive-by shooting of Laurie Thompson's son by a local gang, he gives up the license number of the car to the police. The gang doesn't like this so they go to the store and rough him up.... (imdb)
A monsignor recruits a new priest to his parish in Los Angeles where the newcomer proceeds to turn vigilante and take on various thugs and criminals that rule the neighborhoods. (imdb)
Arch-criminal Tony Stone (Z'Dar), along with his underworld buddies Lynch (Diamond), Uncle Loony (Williams), and Jesse, pull off a heist, netting themselves a cool 150,000 dollars. But soon the law catches up to them and they are sent to prison. While en route, they escape and it is up to Lt. Sunset to hunt them down. (Amazon.com)
In the Los Angeles of the future, police are forbidden to carry weapons and must use stun guns (called "stingers") instead. A maverick detective ignores those restrictions in his pursuit of "The Bullseye Murderer," a psychotic rapist who takes a new drug called "Umbra" that gives him superhuman strength and intelligence. (imdb)
Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge the killing of his brother by a rival gang. (imdb)
L.A. vice detective dreams of becoming a cowboy hero. (imdb)
In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big. (imdb)
A wrongly-convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a TV game show. (imdb)
Lady Blue (1985) - TV Movie
A female Chicago detective plays by her own rules to go after drug dealers. (imdb)
A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy. (imdb)
After the fall of the Philippines in World War II, the Japanese discover that Gen. MacArthur ordered millions of dollars in silver dumped in Manila Bay in order that it not fall into enemy hands. Among the prisoners the Japanese have taken are two American U.S. Navy deep-sea divers, whom they then force to dive in search of the sunken treasure. (imdb)
Keitel plays the lead in this schizophrenic movie in which he is continually pulled by the two conflicting sides of his personality... (imdb)
A prospector whose gold was stolen by an outlaw teams up with a kid whose parents were murdered and sister kidnapped by the same outlaw. (imdb)
Jim Brown plays Pike, a stonefaced cowboy who meets up Tyree (Fred Williamson), a jocular and dishonest gambler. Together with a mute Indian scout Kashtok (Jim Kelly), the trio attempts to transport $86,000 across hundreds of miles of Western wasteland to deliver it to the widow of Pike's former employer. (All Movie Guide)
The story involves a white supremacist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of this dastardly plan are Jim Brown, Fred Williamson and Jim Kelly, who shoot, kick and karate chop their way to final victory. (imdb)
After a heist Curtis Hook (Jim Brown) is caught by the police. In jail various people want to know where he stashed the loot. But the places where he stashed the loot ($1.500.000) will be demolished so he has to get out of jail to get to the dough. (imdb)
The mob put the finger on Slaughter...so he gave them the finger right back--curled tight around a trigger! (IMDB)
In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana. (imdb)
The local neighborhood is being taken over by the Italian mafia, and it's up to night club owner Gunn (Jim Brown) to take them down.
Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters. (imdb)
Luke, an escaped convict, and Jaroo, a loner gold prospector, team up with a band of Apache Indians in 19th century Mexico to capture a large, heavily armed fortress for the millions -- or billions -- of dollars in gold that are rumored to be stored within. (imdb)
Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South. (imdb)
The daring manhunt that turns exotic Bombay into a hellhole of terror! (imdb)
Christine Adams, at 19, leaves her small town in British Columbia to follow her boy-friend to L.A., where he works for a bank, to live with him and have babies. He's not keen on a baby right away, so she gets bored and heads for Las Vegas where she talks her way into a job as a show girl. Friendships sustain her in this day-by-day life, and one of those friendships, with NFL great Tommy Marcott who's now the glorified greeter at a casino, blossoms into a marriage. (imdb)
Led by two inmates, the prisoners in a state facility take guards hostage and stage an all-out riot, protesting ill-treatment, but unbeknownst to them it's a ruse for their two leaders to escape through a secret tunnel while all the commotion is going on. (TCM.com)
Reynolds plays Yaqui Joe, an Indian who robs a bank in order to buy guns for his people who are being savagely repressed by the government. Set in turn of the century Mexico, it tells the story of his flight into Mexico and his pursuit by an American lawman. (imdb)
A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds. (imdb)
Thieves fall out when over a half million dollars goes missing after the daring and carefully planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other of having the money. (imdb)
Commander James Ferraday, USN, has new orders: get David Jones, a British civilian, Captain Anders, a tough Marine with a platoon of troops, Boris Vasilov, a friendly Russian, and the crew of the nuclear sub USS Tigerfish to the North Pole to rescue the crew of Drift Ice Station Zebra, a weather station at the top of the world... (imdb)
A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II. (imdb)
A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury. (imdb)
Two Army officers, an alcoholic ex-Confederate soldier and a womanizing Mexican travel to Mexico on a secret mission to prevent a megalomaniacal ex-Confederate colonel from selling a cache of stolen rifles to a band of murderous Apaches. (imdb)