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Sounder (2003) - TV Movie
This is a coming-of-age story of a boy living in the Depression era of the South. "Boy" (Daniel Lee Robertson III) learns the hard way about the realities of being black. (imdb)
A married woman in a loveless marriage hatches a plot to murder her husband and collect the insurance money. Things are never what they seem, however.
Bell decides to follow the footsteps of her father, and devote herself to becoming a boxing champion. But not only must she fight against her opponents, but against a world where nobody wants to see her succeed.
An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and forcing the characters to reexamine their identity and relationships in both comical and poignant situations. (Iron Hill Pictures)
Oscar nominee Jennifer Tilly is Tara, a sexy and witty woman whose biological clock is ticking. Unfortunately, her boyfriend isn't quite ready to settle down. Meanwhile, Tara's best friend Vincey is a gay playwright still searching for Mr. Right, while longtime couple Megan & Sarina split over one's affair with a man. Throw in a couple of hopeless crushes, misguided sexual politics, and a violent clash with street thugs, and you've got a hilarious romantic comedy with an ending you won't believe. (imdb)
City Confidential (1998) - TV Series
Each episode explores the circumstances of a particular crime and the local culture and community that produced it.
Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab. They steal large amounts of a newly created germ warfare chemical called Bromax-360, loosing two of their men in the process before escaping into the night. (imdb)
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 young boy goes to spend the summer with his aunts in the South. He finds himself drawn to Jessica, who the other aunts describe as "slow," and he eventually discovers there's more to Jessica and his other aunts than meets the eye. (imdb)
The Assassination File (1996) - TV Movie
An ex-FBI agent gradually uncovers the nature of a conspiracy behind the death of a black presidential candidate.
Tyson (1995) - TV Movie
The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves quickly, never focusing for long on anything in particular. (imdb)
White Dwarf (1995) - TV Movie
In a distant future New York medical student Driscoll Rampart accomplishes his internship at Rusta, a rural planet that doesn't revolve around its axis and therefore is divided into contrasting halves of eternal day vs. eternal night. One is a Victorian-styled colony, the other a medieval kingdom. Both leave Rampart in a state of constant wonder, as he finds his way among humans and aliens, strange dreams and even stranger reality. (imdb)
Al is caught between his loyalty to the police force and his love for his brother in a tense setting. It seems that his brother, Rudy, was involved in a mob hit that could potentially start a gang war. Tony C., a local mob boss and childhood acquaintance of Al, hires him to find out who was involved in the hit. Al must find his brother and make some decisions. (imdb)
A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains (imdb)
Dennis, everyone's favorite kid from the comics is back. When his parents have to go out of town, he stays with Mr and Mrs Wilson... (imdb)
Irresistible Force (1993) - TV Movie
A police sergant is about to retire. Therefore he only wants to let the time pass by without getting in trouble or even becoming hurt. But this is not so easy as he receives as partner an enthusiastic young, female agent who provokes all kinds of adventures. All the trouble culminates in the confrontation with a group of terrorists who hold an supermarket in hostage. (imdb)
Queen (1993) - TV Mini-Series
A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into the troubled world around her. She tries passing for white, but it leads to sorrow in post-Civil War America. Everywhere she goes, she faces obstacles and hardships while searching for happiness and a place to belong.
When the woman deputy prosecutor R.K. Sabich had an affair with is murdered the prosecutor asks him to lead the investigation. When Sabich digs too deeply he finds himself framed for the murder. (imdb)
83 Hours 'Til Dawn (1990) - TV Movie
A wealthy man's daughter is kidnapped and placed in a box with air for only 83 hours. (imdb)
This is yet another telling of the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as the two try to clear their friend Jim of murder charges. (imdb)
The Women of Brewster Place (1989) - TV Mini-Series
Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, in which a group of strong-willed women who live in the same rundown housing project located on Brewster Place
An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people in zombies. (imdb)
Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down South adventure involving gangsters, the police, and a search for Scam's father. (imdb)
Gunnery Sergeant Burns is in charge of the Marine Security Guard detachment at a United States embassy in the Middle East. When terrorists attack the compound, taking hostages, Burns becomes a one-man Marine Corps in an attempt to rescue the hostages and kill the terrorists. (Wikipedia)
The Charmings (1987) - TV Series
Snow White, Prince Charming, and their kids wake up after a thousand years with one of the Seven Dwarfs and Snow White's wicked stepmother Lillian, who had "cast a spell so powerful even she couldn't control it". They all live together in 1980s Los Angeles.
Brat Pack 1980s superstars Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy reunite in this adaptation of the 1947 novel by Ross Macdonald. When the mayor of Blue City, Fla., is murdered, it's up to his tough-as-nails son, Billy Turner (Nelson), to crack the case. Billy isn't averse to backing himself up with his fists, but when it comes to finding his father's killer, he's prepared to take down anyone in his way in the corrupt Southern town.
This film adaptation of James Baldwin's celebrated novel tells the journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Harlem seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather. (imdb)
A cyborg (Schwarzenegger) is sent from the 21st century to present-day Los Angeles to assassinate a seemingly innocent women whose child will play an important part in the world from which the killer came. (MGM)
Betty has a crush on her tennis coach Mike. He keeps on promising to call, but never does - she doesn't know that he's a little dealer. After a failed deal in someone else's district he has to disappear for three months. He contacts Betty again, but she waits in vain - he's killed before they meet. Now she tries to find out what happened, asks around among his friends. This leads her right into the drug scenery. (imdb)
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.
Paul Winfield is a trainer attempting to reprogram vicious dog who's been trained to attack and kill people with black skin. (imdb)
The Blue and the Gray (1982) - TV Mini-Series
America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. (imdb)
Sister, Sister (1982) - TV Movie
Maya Angelou's story of the family stresses that occur when an older sister (Diahann Carroll) attempts to maintain a home, left by her revered father, in an ultra-moralistic way (regardless of the fact that she is secretly having an affair with the married preacher). Nevertheless, her uptight need to maintain a sense of propriety of course goes against the wishes of her much younger sister (Irene Cara) who, as an accomplished ice skater, is striving for her own independence.
A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California. (imdb)
Angel City (1980) - TV Movie
About a dirt poor family who pack all they have into their beat up pick up truck and head out in search of something better. They find work as migrant farm workers picking crops. They also quickly learn that their employment comes with a cost. They are held as virtual prisoners on what could be described as a cross between a slave plantation and a concentration camp. The corrupt head honcho has also developed a system to keep his employees from fleeing.
Only the Ball was White (1980) - Short Film
Actor, Paul Winfield narrates a program that documents a time when men were denied access to the major leagues because of their race. The program includes interviews with players such as: Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Buck Leonard, Jimmy Crutchfield, David Malarcher, Effa Manley, and Quincy Trouppe.
King (1978) - TV Mini-Series
From King's beginnings as a Baptist minister in the early 1950s to his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968, KING recreates the pivotal events and speeches of King's life in meticulous detail, and many of those who participated in these historical civil-rights milestones appear in the film (including Rosa Parks, Ramsey Clarke, Ossie Davis, and singer Tony Bennett) or served as consultants during production. (Amazon.com)
Faced with the harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto, 13-year old Benjie turns to heroin to escape. (imdb)
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. (imdb)
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 reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors. (imdb)
Muhammad Ali risks his championship status by speaking out against the Vietnam War. (TCM.com)
Green Eyes (1977) - TV Movie
Disillusioned Vietnam veteran Lloyd Dubeck travels back to Southeast Asia in search among thousands of war orphans for the son he left behind.
Vietnam veterans Baumgartner and Watson (Ben Gazzara and Paul Winfield) are hired to rescue an executive (Keenan Wynn) abducted by Asian guerrillas. (allrovi.com)
Reynolds stars as Phil Gaines, a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Reynolds is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things don't get any better when the dead girl's father launches his own investigation. (imdb)
Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being sold. Together the two strike a bond of friendship that takes them through harrowing events and thrilling adventures. (imdb)
A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island that they have virtually developed their own language ("Conrack" is their way of saying his name, Conroy) and, in fact, don't have much interest in learning about anything outside the island. He has to find a way to get through to these kids and teach them (imdb)
It's Good to Be Alive (1974) - TV Movie
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)
Four Vietnam Vets go to war against the drug dealers and pimps of Harlem. (imdb)
The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973) - TV Movie
An architect and his wife are flying from London to L.A. with an altar from an ancient abbey secured in the plane's cargo hold. Also aboard the flight are Buddy Ebsen as a pushy millionaire, William Shatner as a drunken, cynical ex-priest, Tammy Grimes as a nutcase, and Chuck Connors as the lantern-jawed pilot. Crew and passengers come into jeopardy when an invisible demon escapes from the altar, and threatens the plane in an effort to destroy the architect's wife. (imdb)
Mr. T has to dodge police and rival mobsters, when he's framed for a murder he didn't commit.
The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. (imdb)
An angel comes to Earth to see if the human race is worth saving. (imdb)
R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor at a west coast college during the hedy days of campus activism in the late 1960s. (imdb)
A gang of black militants plots to rob a factory to finance their "revolutionary struggle." (imdb)