Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.

Date of Birth: 27 May 1936

Country: USA

Total Credits at Criticker: 87 (Actor), 1 (Director)

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    The Principal
    A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violence and crime ridden high school. (imdb)
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    Enemy Mine
    A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor... (imdb)
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    Lackawanna Blues
    In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York. (imdb)
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    Firewalker
    A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/ Apache horde of gold. (imdb)
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    Iron Eagle II
    Chappy Sinclair is called to gather together a mixed Soviet/U.S. strike force that will perform a surgical strike on a massively defended nuclear missile site in the Middle East. (imdb)
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    A Raisin in the Sun
    Walter Lee Younger (Poitier) is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall... (imdb)
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    Jaws 3-D
    The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a Sea World theme park after a gigantic 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park. (imdb)
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    The Deep
    A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters... (imdb)
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    Iron Eagle
    When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug to rescue Doug's father after bombing the MiG base. (imdb)
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    Iron Eagle III: Aces
    Chappy discovers a drug-smuggling scheme at his own air base. It turns out that the lives of some village people in Peru are at stake, and he decides to fly there with ancient airplanes and friends to free them. (imdb)
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    The Punisher
    When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as The Punisher. (imdb)
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    Roots
    Roots (1977) - TV Mini-Series
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    Finders Keepers
    On the run from the police and a female roller derby team, scam artist Michael Rangeloff steals a coffin and boards a train... (imdb)
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    Iron Eagle on the Attack
    While Chappy Sinclair (Louis Gossett Jr.) is saddled with a bunch of misfits and delinquents for his flight school, he turns to his protege Doug Master (Jason Cadieux) to assist him in rounding the into shape for an important competition. (imdb)
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    An Officer and a Gentleman
    A young man must complete his work at a Navy Flight school to become an aviator, with the help of a tough gunnery sergeant and his new girlfriend. (imdb)
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    Daddy\
    A romantic drama about family, community and love against the odds. (Lionsgate)
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    The Choirboys
    A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery. (imdb)
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    Diggstown
    Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ring, within 24 hours... (imdb)
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    A Good Man in Africa
    Based on a novel by William Boyd (who also wrote the film's screenplay), this darkly witty drama explores the political, social, and sexual gamesmanship of a group of British and African politicians. (All Movie Guide)
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    Travels with My Aunt
    At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings, who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure, as she attempts to rescue an old lover. (imdb)
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    Cover
    When someone is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect is VALERIE MAAS, a church-going home-maker whose life unravels when she discovers that her husband of many years has been leading a double life. Her strength of character and faith keep her going as the revelation of her husband's betrayal threatens to destroy all that they have known (imdb)
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    The Landlord
    At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it into a posh flat. But Elgar is not one to be bound by yesterday's urges, and soon he has other thoughts on his mind... (imdb)
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    All In
    Six medical students with unique talents pool their resources to win the World Series of Poker.
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    Left Behind: World at War
    The adaptation of the Left Behind book series continues with Buck Williams, Rayford Steele and company representing the Christian Underground against UN-Leader/Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia.
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    Sidekicks
    Sidekicks (1974) - TV Movie
    Traveling through the West right after the Civil War, two con men hatch a scheme to try to collect the $15,000 bounty offered for the capture of an outlaw. (imdb)
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    Momentum
    Momentum (2003) - TV Movie
    A man with telekinetic abilities meets a group of people with similair powers. (imdb)
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    The Laughing Policeman
    In San Francisco, one victim in a mass murder is a police detective. His partner and a new partner investigate in the city's seamy side. (imdb)
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    Legend of the Mummy
    A pretty sorry looking mummy with seven fingers could be the cause of several weird murders and the daughter (Locane) of an Egyptologist sets out to solve the mystery. (imdb)
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    Return to Lonesome Dove
    'Captain' Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom and Gideon Walker. (imdb)
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    Skin Game
    Two western con artists team with a lady card shark to take on slavers. (TCM.com)
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    The Josephine Baker Story
    Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920's and 1930's. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, and follows to her death in 1975. (John Sacksteder, imdb)
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    The White Dawn
    In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, theft and their special variation of sex. In the beginning, the Eskimos accept it but slowly the cultural tension starts growing. (imdb)
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    Cover Up
    Journalist Dolph Lundgren investigates an attack on a U.S. naval compound near Tel Aviv, and when government official Louis Gossett, Jr. isn't quick to take action, it leads Lundgren to believe a conspiracy is in the works. (moviesunlimited.com)
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    J.D.\
    A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid-70's New Orleans. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister. (imdb)
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    Flashfire
    Zane's partner is killed while being with a call girl that he's consistently been spending time with since leaving his wife. The call girl, played by Minter, is considered a suspect in the murder and has to go in hiding after a narrow escape. Zane's character is taken off the case and put in the legal department, but of course he doesn't stop investigating... (imdb comments)
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    Curse of the Starving Class
    Set on a rundown farm in modern-day America, a family struggles to live the American dream in a country that is being sold off by opportunist developers. Based on Sam Shepard's play "Curse of the Starving Class." (TCM)
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    Solar Attack
    Solar Attack (2006) - TV Movie
    Solar Flares attack the Earth, turning the sky on fire. A team of scientists try and stop it, but Cold War tensions may get in the way... (slidercc)
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    Deceived
    When an observatory in the Sierra Nevada Mountains recieves a confirmed extraterrestrial signal, computer expert Jack Jones finds himself at the core of a team of journalists trying to relay the signal to the entire world. As events begin to unfold, the signal unleashes its ominous powers and Jack and the others are suddenly thrown into a sinister world of envy, lust, greed, anger, murder, and betrayal.
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    It\
    The story of former Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella, whose career was cut short in 1959 when he lost the use of his legs in an auto accident. (imdb)
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    Sudie and Simpson
    1940s small-town Georgia. Sudie is a smart young girl. She is not supposed to talk to black people, but she makes friends with one who lives out in the forest anyway. Complications ensue.
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    A Gathering of Old Men
    A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white racist, whom one of their members has shot.
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    The Grace Card
    Everything can change in an instant...and take a lifetime to unravel. Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships by extending and receiving God's grace. Offer The Grace Card, and never underestimate the power of God's love.
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    Keeper of the City
    A mad killer is murdering the mafia bosses of Chicago. Jim Dela is the cop investigating the crimes and thus gets into contact with Vickie Benedetto who is the wife of Vince, a psychotic man who hates his father's mafia past. (imdb)
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    Monolith
    Two cops investigating the murder of a young boy become invloved in a very secret project involving alien life. Needless to say, the authorities don't want them to stick their noses into this. (imdb)
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    Terminal Countdown
    On the eve of the new millennium, a nervous military leader assembles a team to help him deal with an unforeseen problem, as they are being alerted of a long missing nuclear missile hidden somewhere deep in the jungle which is set to go off in January 2000, due to the millennium bug! It's up to them to race against time to stop it before it is too late and they are doomed! (imdb)
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    The Guardian
    The Guardian (1984) - TV Movie
    The residents of a New York apartment building are shocked when one of them is shot during a burglary. They decide to hire a security expert to patrol the building, but he seem a little over-committed to his work. (imdb)
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    Jasper, Texas
    Set in the small town of Jasper, Tx. in 1998, this true drama explores the aftermath of the horrible death of James Byrd, Jr., an African-American who was dragged to his death by three white men. An outraged nation watched as the white sheriff and the first black mayor of Jasper struggle to maintain control of their town and their personal emotions. (cduniverse.com)
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    Smitty
    Thirteen year-old city brat Ben (Brandon Tyler Russell) has done it again... and his struggling, single mother (Mira Sorvino) has had enough of him getting into mischief. Now, Ben has to choose between going down the path of Juvi hall or spending the summer in Iowa on a farm with his estranged grandfather, Jack (Peter Fonda). The day after arriving, Ben is ready to leave. To help Ben get a friend, Jack gets him a smart farm dog from an animal shelter to keep Ben company and in line... (imdb)
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    Little Ladies of the Night
    The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Kyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. Pretty, young runaway Hailey Atkins has been turned out. Down deep she wants to go straight but has had great difficultly escaping her pimp and doesn't even have a place to go. York and Garfield go out on a limb to try and help.
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    Don\
    Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige, star pitcher in the Negro Leagues and later in the major leagues. Traces his life from his troubled youth, including his life in a detention school for Negroes, to his highs and lows in baseball and in his personal life.
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    Captive Heart: The James Mink Story
    James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the border his true character emerges - he sells her into slavery. James and Elizabeth must go to Virginia to rescue their daughter.
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    Zooman
    Zooman (1995) - TV Movie
    Just another typical day in the life of a shooter. Not one person in this fine neighborhood is willing to come forward with any clues as to the identity of the killer of an innocent little girl. No one wants to get involved.
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    The River Niger
    An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even tougher, and it takes every ounce of Johnny's love and courage for the couple to make it through their strife, finding redemption in the River Niger.
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    Roots: The Gift
    The characters of Kunta Kinte and Fiddler from Roots are back in this movie. In this movie the two of them accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that the son of the owner helps slaves escape. And the two of them try to help him and also see this as an opportunity to escape themselves.
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    Lawman Without a Gun
    During the 1960s' civil rights movement, a black civil rights worker returns to his small Southern town and runs for sheriff against the incumbent, a popular segregationist.
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    Black Bart
    Black Bart (1975) - TV Movie
    Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on the feature film Blazing Saddles (1974). (imdb)
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    The Bushbaby
    The young daughter of a park ranger in Tanzania is distressed to learn that she and her father must permanently return to England, thus separating her from the one thing she loves most, a pet Bushbaby. Fearing what the future holds she decides to set the pet free but while doing so misses the boat back to England. After meeting up with a friendly native they try to resolve the situation together. (imdb)
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    Carolina Skeletons
    After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for that, but there are some people in the town who will stop at nothing to hide the secrets of their past. (imdb)
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    El Diablo
    El Diablo (1990) - TV Movie
    When the notorious outlaw El Diablo kidnaps a schoolgirl, her teacher, an Easterner named Billy Ray, decides to rescue her. Incompetent to track her alone, Billy Ray enlists the aid of an unscrupulous gunman. (imdb)
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    High Lonesome
    This movie tells the story of a small boy who has a hard time getting raised by a father who isn't to keen on black people, let's call him a racist. This reflects on the boy at first but after some dramatic moments he has the insight that blacks are people just like everybody else. (amazon.com comments)
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    The Inspectors
    U.S Postal Inspectors are called in when a suburban couple are killed by a mail bomb. Suspicion immediately falls on the couple's estranged and heavily in debt son, who also just happens to be a Navy munitions expert. But investigations reveal that he is on the run from a past event in his life that is associated with the bombings. (imdb)
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    The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence
    Postal inspectors (Louis Gossett Jr, Jonathan Silverman) investigate a con man (Michael Madsen) who uses the identities of others to falsify credit card purchases. Stealing credit card offers from mail boxes, he obtains cards in others' names, makes many purchases until the card is maxed out, but is always careful to pay minimum balances. According to the story, it is possible for individuals such as this to run many credit cards at a time without being caught. (imdb)
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    It Rained All Night the Day I Left
    Two weapons dealers are ambushed in Africa, but their luck changes when a wealthy widow hires them. She blames the natives for her husband's death, so she uses her power to control the water in the arid region to ration the natives' water. (allmovie.com)
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    Father & Son: Dangerous Relations
    A convict who has gained a reputation as a peace-keeper in a maximum security prison is confronted with a gut-wrenching dilemma when the son he abandoned years ago arrives at the same prison. Far from being a peace-keeper, his son has followed in his father's violent footsteps and disrupts the uneasy calm of the prison. (cduniverse.com)
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    A Fighting Man
    Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
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    Benny\
    A proud man feels that time and younger men threaten his existence after he is forced to take on a young assistant in the factory repair shop that he has run by himself for so long.
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    Freeman
    Freeman (1977) - TV Movie
    The story of Freeman, a very spirited young black man who lives in an industrial town in Michigan with his parents and fiancee, Osa Lee. Freeman works in an auto plant in a minor office job but is constantly looking to better himself in society. He runs for city councilman in his district and loses.
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    In His Father\
    When a teenage boy's father falls ill, the son consoles himself by trying on a pair of shoes given to his father by a fortune teller. The magical wingtips transport him back in time, where the boy discovers more about family secrets and his indelible bond with his father.
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    Backstairs at the White House
    Mini series based on Lillian Rogers Parks's memoir, My Thirty Years at the White House, a real-life American Upstairs/Downstairs that chronicles her family's tenure on the White House servant staff through eight presidential administrations. (amazon.com)
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    The Lazarus Syndrome
    An adulterous newspaper reporter, who has just experienced a heart attack, pesters a black doctor into investigating the questionable medical practices taking place at the hospital where both are residing. (imdb)
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    Love Songs
    Love Songs (1999) - TV Movie
    Trilogy of separate love stories each loosely connected to each other.
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    Sadat
    Sadat (1983) - TV Movie
    The dramatization of the life of Egyptian leader Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat, from his early years as a young officer fighting the British to his assassination in 1981.
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    Double Play
    Set during a time of colonial unrest on the island of Curacao, a group of men play a marathon game of dominoes while discussing a variety of issues. (imdb)
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    The Book of Negroes
    The Book of Negroes (2015) - TV Mini-Series
    In the 18th century, Aminata is kidnapped into slavery in Africa, transported to South Carolina, and must travel through New York, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone to restore her freedom.
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    Undercover Grandpa
    When the girl he likes goes missing, Jake enlists the help of his grandpa and his former special ops buddies.
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    For Love of Olivia
    After dedicating years of his life to the practice of law in the small town of Silver Shade, Daniel Webster Stewart has closed his office in order to devote his time to his lifelong dream of running for Congress. But when the beautiful young wife of his political opponent Horton Roundtree is brutally murdered, Daniel finds that he must go back into the courtroom again.
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    Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy
    An off-screen narration, four dozen talking heads, and clips of performances tell a chronological story about Black comedy: who has made us laugh since 1901, what is the nature of their humor, and what social and political contexts inform it.
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    Amazing Racer
    The death of a teenager's father leaves her orphaned until she discovers the mother she never knew. When she travels to meet her, she befriends a horse trainer. Together they win races and form new bonds that lead her back to happiness. (imdb)
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    Pride of Lions
    Four retired ex-military personnel and another retiree attempt the unthinkable and dust off their old uniforms for one last explosive mission to rescue their grandchildren. (imdb)
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    A Century of Black Cinema
    This film highlights moments in the long and rich African American cinema history in relation to social and political events, and how it affected black viewers of the time.
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    The Cuban
    When a naive pre-med student named Mina gets her first job in a nursing home, an unexpected friendship with Luis, an elderly Cuban musician, reignites her love of music and changes her life forever.
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    Three Months
    Coming-of-age film about Caleb, a South Florida teen. On the eve of his high school graduation, everything changes when he's exposed to HIV. While he waits three months for his results, he finds love in the most unlikely of places (imdb.com).
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    The Partridge Family
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    I Forgive
    Shot 5-times by a Los Angeles gang leaving ten bullet holes through his body. Tony died for 30-minutes and had an out of body experience, he talks with God and made a choice to forgive.
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    The Six Million Dollar Man
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    Dog Jack
    This is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master's plantation, join the Union Army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the historical true-life adventures of the beloved mascot of the Pennsylvania 102nd, who was so prized by his regiment for his skills in battle, that he was twice exchanged for a Confederate prisoner of war.
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    Bonanza
    Bonanza (1959) - TV Series
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