Search results for "Mario Van Peebles"

Baadasssss! (2004) RT 91% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 2004

Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Joy Bryant  •  Khleo  •  T. K. Carter

Gang in Blue (1996) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Mar 2006

A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Melvin Van Peebles  •  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Josh Brolin  •  Cynda Williams  •  J. T. Walsh

Hard Luck (2006) RT Audience 24%

DVD release: Oct 2006

Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Jackie Quinones  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  James Hiroyuki Liao

New Jack City (1991) RT 76% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Aug 1998

A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Ice-T  •  Allen Payne  •  Chris Rock

Panther (1995) RT 27% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Kadeem Hardison  •  Bokeem Woodbine  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Angela Bassett

Posse (1993) RT 31% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Nov 1998

A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Tommy Lister  •  Big Daddy Kane

All Things Fall Apart (2011) RT Audience 58%

DVD release: Feb 2012

50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  50 Cent  •  Mario Van Peebles  •  Lynn Whitfield

We the Party (2012) RT 28% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Jul 2012

In Los Angeles, five high-school friends deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, Facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mandela Van Peebles  •  Simone Battle  •  Moisés Arias  •  Patrick Cage II

Redemption Road (2011) RT 57% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Apr 2012

A Tennessee-set drama focused on an individual's spiritual redemption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Kiele Sanchez  •  Taryn Manning  •  Luke Perry

Red Sky (2014)

DVD release: Jul 2004

Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a WMD. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Cam Gigandet  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Shane West  •  Bill Pullman

Love Kills (1999)

DVD release: Jun 2000

A masseur gets mixed up in the family plots at the mansion of a recently deceased Beverly Hills millionaire.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Lesley Ann Warren  •  Donovan Leitch, Jr.  •  Loretta Devine

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • War
DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Matt Lanter  •  Thomas Jane

Roots (2016)

An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Phillip Noyce  •  Bruce Beresford  •  Thomas L. Carter
CAST:  Roman Armstrong  •  Emayatzy E. Corinealdi  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Matthew Goode

Ali (2001) RT 67% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Apr 2002

In 1964, a brash new pro boxer, fresh from his olympic gold medal victory, explodes on to the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Jon Voight  •  Mario Van Peebles

Exterminator 2 (1984) RT Audience 29%

The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mark Buntzman
CAST:  Robert Ginty  •  John Turturro  •  Mario Van Peebles  •  Deborah Geffner

Heartbreak Ridge (1986) RT 83% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Oct 2002

A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Marsha Mason  •  Everett McGill  •  Moses Gunn

Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994) RT Audience 26%

DVD release: Jun 1998

Starts off in the 15th century, with Connor McLeod (Christopher Lambert) training with another immortal swordsman, the Japanese sorcerer Nakano (Mako). When an evil immortal ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andrew Morahan
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Mario Van Peebles  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  Mako Iwamatsu