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Ving Rhames
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Date of Birth: May 12, 1959

Country: USA

Biography: Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is an American actor best known for his work in Bringing Out the Dead, Pulp Fiction, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America, and the Mission: Impossible film series. (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 87 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (87)
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.
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Con Man (2018)
The story of Barry Minkow, a young charismatic business man who becomes a wealthy CEO by lying, cheating and stealing his way to the top. (imdb)
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The Star (2017)
A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
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Father Figures (2017)
Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him. (imdb)
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A Sunday Horse (2016)
After a near-fatal accident, on a horse the experts thought was nothing special, a determined rider from the wrong side of the tracks defies all the odds to pursue her dreams of winning a national jumping championship. (imdb)
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Operator (2015)
When the daughter of veteran 911 call center operator, Pamela, and her estranged husband, Jeremy, a Senior Police Officer, are kidnapped and held hostage, they are left with no choice but to follow the kidnapper's rule. Now they must race against the clock to make the choice of their lives: save the city, or save their daughter. (imdb)
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. (imdb)
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A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world, from her relationship with her husband to the lives of her four children and grandchildren. She must contend with sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and drug addiction. Additionally, her jailbird son needs to learn how to be a better father, her granddaughter is in bigger trouble than her daughter is willing to admit and Viola's es
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Percentage (2014)
In Miami, two hustlers on the run set up a credit fraud operation that soon attracts the attention from the police and the city's top criminals. (imdb)
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Jamesy Boy (2014)
A young gang member turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor. (imdb)
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In Security (2013)
Living in a crime-free neighbourhood is a dream for most people - unless you run a home security company. That's the problem for Kevin and Bruce who, as domestic safety experts in America's safest town, decide to turn to robbery to boost their ailing business. Unfortunately, their larcenous activities set the alarm bells ringing for local cops and low-lying criminals alike. (watch.nowtv.com)
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Mafia (2013)
It's the 70s and criminal boss Renzo and his crew wreak havoc across the streets, leaving bodies wherever they go. Detective Womack with partner Dupree will stop at nothing to bring these thugs to justice, even if it means breaking the law. (imdb)
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Force of Execution (2013)
Steven Seagal stars as mob kingpin Mr. Alexander, an old-school boss who rules his criminal empire with both nobility and brutality. (amazon.com)
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Death Race 3: Inferno (2013)
The world's deadliest race moves to South Africa in this sun-scorched, high-octane sequel that finds champion driver Frankenstein competing for his own freedom, and the freedom of his pit crew. Now a major celebrity thanks for his formidable driving skills, Frankenstein (Luke Goss) learns that his latest opponents will do anything to win as they speed across the Kalahari Desert, destroying anything and everything in their path. (imdb)
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7 Below (2012)
The story centers on a group of strangers trapped in a time warp house where a terrible event transpired exactly 100 years prior. (imdb)
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Piranha 3DD (2012)
After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark. (imdb)
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Soldiers of Fortune (2012)
Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don't go exactly to plan.
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Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. (imdb)
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. (imdb)
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Zombie Apocalypse (2011)
Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina. (imdb)
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The River Murders (2011)
A homicide detective (Ray Liotta), while investigating a series of murders, becomes the prime suspect when the FBI uncovers his close personal ties to all the victims. (imdb)
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Submission (2010)
This full-contact action drama, loaded with authentic mixed martial arts, is a transcending inspirational story of redemption. (imdb)
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Caged Animal (2010)
Feared criminal kingpin Miles "Cain" Skinner finds his violent past returning with a vengeance after being sentenced to life in prison, and seeing his lifelong nemesis Redfoot (Robert LaSardo) transferred to the same penitentiary. Now, as Cain and Redfoot prepare to clash behind bars, word that Cain's son may be destined for a life of confinement prompts the unrepentant convict to fight back with everything he's got. (allrovi.com)
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Gravity (2010)
Gravity (2010) - TV Series
Black comedy about a group of eccentric individuals in an out-patient program for suicide survivors. (imdb)
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Death Race 2 (2010)
An origin story for convicted cop killer Frankenstein. (imdb)
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Operation Endgame (2010)
A dry action-comedy about two teams of government assassins working out of a top-secret underground facility using code names from the Tarot deck. When our hero--The Fool--arrives for his first day at work to find that the boss has been killed under mysterious circumstances, he must find the killer before the whole place blows up. (imdb)
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Piranha (2010)
A tremor under the surface of Lake Victoria unleashes scores of prehistoric piranhas, an event which rallies the local sheriff (Shue) who will risk everything to save her townsfolk.
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Echelon Conspiracy (2009)
Mysterious cell phone messages promise a young American engineer untold wealth -- then make him the target of a deadly international plot. Dangerous security operatives chase the engineer across the globe, while a powerful government official pursues a mysterious agenda that threatens the stability of the entire world.
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Evil Angel (2009)
Set in present day Chicago, the ancient avenging demon Lilith, attempts to destroy a young paramedic's life while destroying anyone who interferes with her plan. (imdb)
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The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)
Centers on the rise and fall of four blue-collar men who team with a destitute prostitute to create a high-priced escort service. (imdb)
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The Tournament (2009)
Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag. (imdb)
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Surrogates (2009)
Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.
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A tough private investigator squares off with gangsters and their thugs to protect a valuable secret. He goes through hell to protect the information but he dishes some hell as well.
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Day of the Dead (2008)
When the world is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors head to an underground military bunker in a last ditch effort to stay alive. (imdb)
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Saving God (2008)
Convicted felon Rev. Armstrong returns back to his neighborhood a changed man looking to take over his father's old church. The neighborhood is tough and full of drugs and gangs. Through Armstrong's tough demeanor and strong faith he tries to make a difference with Norris - a youth on the edge of falling into a lifetime of drugs and gangs. Also Armstrong must deal with his past history of violence and make sure he doesn't fall again. (imdb)
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A Broken Life (2008)
Tortured by his own mediocrity, Max decides to commit suicide and recruits his only friend Bud, a struggling filmmaker, to record his last day on earth. Bent on exacting revenge, Max tracks down and finally confronts his overbearing Boss and his ex-wife. His rage builds until his last day is turned upside down by the kindness of a young woman in a wheelchair. Just moments from his own end, Max finds hope but is it too late to fix what is broken? (imdb)
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Phantom Punch (2008)
The fascinating life story of Sonny Liston, the controversial heavyweight boxing champion of the world. (imdb)
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Animal 2 (2007)
Years after being shot by his eldest son Darius and taking the fall for his crimes, former gangster James "Animal" Allen serves a life sentence at Folsom Prison. When a riot breaks out between the Blacks and Mexicans, Animal is transferred to Susanville Prison. While serving his time, Animal learns that his son, James Jr., is framed for murder and the one responsible for calling the shots is on the inside. (imdb)
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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
Chuck and Larry are the pride of their fire station: two guys always side-by-side and willing to do anything for each other. Grateful Chuck owes Larry his life, and Larry, a widower, calls in that favor big time when civic red tape prevents him from naming his own two kids as his life insurance beneficiaries. All Chuck has to do is claim to be Larry's domestic partner on some city forms. Easy.
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Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Tom Cruise returns as Special Agent Ethan Hunt, who faces the mission of his life and a new villain (Hoffman) in Mission: Impossible III. Director J. J. Abrams ("Lost," "Alias") brings his unique blend of action and drama to the billion-dollar franchise. (Paramount Pictures)
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Leroy & Stitch (2006)
Lilo, Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley have finally caught all of Jumba's genetic experiments and found the one true place where each of them belongs. Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley are offered positions in the Galactic Alliance, turning them down so they can stay on Earth with Lilo. But Lilo realizes her alien friends have places where they belong, and it's finally time to say "aloha." (imdb)
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Idlewild (2006)
Set against the backdrop of a 1930s southern speakeasy, Idlewild explores the lives of Percival (Benjamin), the club's shy piano player, and Rooster (Patton), the club's showy lead performer and manager. Idlewild synthesizes drama, music, cinema and style to bring the tale of struggling singers to life. (Universal)
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Shooting Gallery (2005)
A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop. (imdb)
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Animal (2005)
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)
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Back in the Day (2005)
In BACK IN THE DAY, Reggie Cooper, a young man from the rough side of the tracks who lives with his divorced, affluent father in order to avoid the gang activity that almost claimed his teenage life in his mother's neighborhood. When Reggie reconnects with a recently paroled friend from his past, he slips back into a life of crime with fatal consequences. Reggie becomes involved in the murder of a local preacher and in the aftermath of this crime, he falls in love with the preacher's daughter. (imdb)
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Dawn of the Dead (2004)
A nurse, a policeman, a street gang member, his wife, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. (imdb)
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Beef (2003)
A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare. (imdb)
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Stitch! The Movie (2003)
Stitch, Jumba, and Pleakley are all living with Lilo and Nani, but no one knows that Jumba had secretly deactivated all 625 of his other experiments and brought them with him. The ex-captain Gantu, hired by Jumba's former partner Dr. Jacques von Hamsterveil, goes to find them and captures Jumba to interrogate him into telling where they are. Now, Lilo and Stitch have to save Stitch's "ohana" from being used for chaos. (imdb)
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Dark Blue (2003)
Over the course of four days, a brutal murder and a racially charged trial trigger and explosive chain of events that resonate throughout Los Angeles. While navigating through the tumultuous neighborhoods of South Central L.A., two of the LAPD's elite Special Investigations Squad officers (Russell, Speedman) must track down cold-blooded killers and also face their own demons, which prove to be more ruthless than the criminals they pursue. (MGM)
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Sin (2003)
Ving Rhames goes after the men who raped and tried to kill his sister.
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RFK (2002)
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Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be. (imdb)
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Lilo & Stitch (2002)
A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually an notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law. (imdb)
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Sins of the Father (2002)
Thirty years ago a tragic event shocked the nation. Now, one son must find the courage to tell the truth and bring his father to justice.
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Undisputed (2002)
The story of an undefeated world champion prize fighter (Rhames) who is convicted of rape and sent to prison, where he must confront and ultimately fight the reigning prison boxing champion (Snipes). (Miramax)
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Baby Boy (2001)
This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having relationships with two women: the mother, Yvette of his son, and a new interest. (imdb)
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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
Set on Earth in the year 2065, an invasion threatens to extinguish the remains of mankind and quite possibly every living creature on the planet. The fate of all life on Earth relies on one woman's determination. But time is running out. (Columbia Tristar)
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American Tragedy (2000)
Behind the scenes look at O.J Simpson's legal team. What started out as the dream team ended up a fractured nightmare.
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Holiday Heart (2000)
A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter. (imdb)
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Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)
A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera" (imdb)
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Entrapment (1999)
An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief.
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Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Surrounded by the injured and the dying, EMS paramedic Frank is dwelling in an urban night-world, crumbling under the accumulated weight of too many years of saving and losing lives. The film follows Frank over the course of fifty-six hours in his life as he reaches the very brink of spiritual collapse and redemption.
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Out of Sight (1998)
A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. (imdb)
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Body Count (1998)
A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own. (imdb)
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Don King: Only In America (1997)
A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager. (imdb)
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Con Air (1997)
A prison parolee (Cage) on his way to freedom faces impossible odds when the maximum security transport plane he's on is skyjacked by the most vicious criminals in the country. (Buena Vista Entertainment)
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Rosewood (1997)
Rosewood is the true story of an almost unknown incident in a small Florida town, (fictionalized, but faithful to the known facts, as documented in a 1994 report by the Florida Legislature). The town was inhabited almost entirely by quiet, "middle-class" African- Americans (most of them home and land owners and better off than average at the time.) On New Year's day, 1923, the town was wiped off the face of the earth by angry whites from a neighboring community. (Allmovie.com)
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Comparisons between the films of Quentin Tarantino and older works, claiming that he borrow things from them without proper recognition.
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Mission: Impossible (1996)
Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, a secret agent framed for the deaths of his espionage team. Fleeing from government assassins, breaking into the CIA's most impenetrable vault, clinging to the roof of a speeding bullet train, Hunt races like a burning fuse to stay one step ahead of his pursuers... and draw one step closer to discovering the shocking truth. (Paramount)
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Striptease (1996)
A stripper and single mother gets dragged into a dangerous situation after a congressman takes a fancy to her. (imdb)
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Deadly Whispers (1995)
When Kathy Acton is found dead, her parents, Tom and Carol, swear they will find her assailant. But as the investigation gets under way, it appears that the only remaining suspect is the girl's father. Carol is torn between the love for her husband and the story the police tells. (imdb)
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Kiss of Death (1995)
A reformed convict goes undercover with the help of an angry detective to ensnare a psychotic mobster. (imdb)
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Pulp Fiction (1994)
Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these and other characters prove to be woven together in ways none of them could ever fully understand.
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Drop Squad (1994)
Political satire about an underground militant group that kidnaps African-Americans who have sold out their race. (imdb)
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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a "home" for himself.(imdb)
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The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of the Fort Washington Shelter for Men. He reaches out to Jerry, a streetwise combat veteran, who takes Matthew under his wing as a son. The relationship between these two men grows as they attempt to conquer the numbing isolation of homelessness. (imdb)
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Dave (1993)
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.
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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
A tough detective's mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career. (imdb)
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The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Juvenile burglars break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their inbred children. (imdb)
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Homicide (1991)
Policeman Bob Gold has to capture a murder that not even the FBI has been able to find. But before he can even start he is re-assigned to the murder of an old lady in a black area. The evidence points at a Jewish group and he discovers connections between them and his previous case. (imdb)
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Flight of the Intruder (1991)
After his co-pilot is killed, Jake Grafton, a carrier-based Intruder pilot, questions the purpose of Navy bombing missions... (imdb)
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Jacob
A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him. (imdb)
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
Mary Steenburgen narrates this quiet but powerful film from the point of view of a young white girl recollecting the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Whoopi Goldberg plays Odessa Carter, a maid working in the house of Miriam Thompson, played by Sissy Spacek. With the start of a secret car-pool, threats from the white establishment, including Spacek's husband Norman (played by Dwight Schultz), threaten these two woman during a most tumultuous time in American history.
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Casualties of War (1989)
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. (imdb)
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Patty Hearst (1988)
The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. This created a US scandal and Patty Hearst has become a pop culture fixture. (imdb)
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Native Son (1986)
In the Chicago of the 1930s, a young black man goes to work as a chauffeur for a wealthy white family, and tragedy ensues.
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Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985)
James Baldwin's literary gem is adapted for the screen in this spellbinding film about three generations of an African-American family struggling to find footing in America, a place that's both a land of opportunity and difficulty. Tracing the lineage's move from the South to the heart of Harlem, the film tells the story of a boy yearning for the love of a distant stepfather. Stars Paul Winfield, Alfre Woodard, Ruby Dee and Ving Rhames. (Netflix)
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