Search results for "Sidney Poitier"

A Piece of the Action (1977) RT Audience 83%

DVD release: Jan 2004

How does retired cop Joshua Burke (James Earl Jones) get two career criminals, Manny Durrell (Sidney Poitier) and Dave Anderson (Bill Cosby), to follow the straight and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Bill Cosby  •  James Earl Jones  •  Denise Nicholas

Ghost Dad (1990) RT 7% / Audience 32%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier
CAST:  Bill Cosby  •  Kimberly Russell  •  Denise Nicholas  •  Ian Bannen

Hanky Panky (1982) RT 38% / Audience 31%

DVD release: Sep 2002

The complete innocent, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Gilda Radner  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Richard Widmark

Stir Crazy (1980) RT 67% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Aug 2001

New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe, have no jobs and no prospects. They decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, and land jobs as woodpeckers to promote the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Richard Pryor  •  Georg Stanford Brown  •  JoBeth Williams

Let's Do It Again (1975) RT 83% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2004

Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are a couple of blue-collar workers in Atlanta who have promised to raise funds for their fraternal order, the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Bill Cosby  •  Calvin Lockhart  •  John Amos

Uptown Saturday Night (1974) RT 71% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jan 2004

Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby team up in this hilarious misadventure as buddies Steve and Wardell, who head uptown to a swanky nightclub. Unfortunately, thieves hit the club ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Bill Cosby  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Calvin Lockhart

A Warm December (1973) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: Jan 2009

Widower Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter go to London for a month of dirt-bike racing. While there, Dr. Younger is surprised by finding himself attracted to Catherine, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • Romance
DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Ester Anderson  •  Yvette Curtis  •  George Baker

Buck and the Preacher (1972) RT Audience 62%

DVD release: Feb 2000

A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier  •  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Ruby Dee  •  Cameron Mitchell

The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999) RT Audience 84%

DVD release: Feb 2005

A 91 years old carpenter, who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Gregg Champion
CAST:  George Newbern  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Dianne Wiest

A Patch of Blue (1965) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2003

A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Shelley Winters  •  Elizabeth Hartman  •  Wallace Ford

I Got Somethin' to Tell You (2013)

Having broken racial and sexual boundaries as a pioneering comic talent, the late Moms Mabley has long been an icon in the comedy world. Now Whoopi Goldberg takes a deep dive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Whoopi Goldberg
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Moms Mabley  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Joan Rivers

Sing Your Song (2012) RT 95% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2012

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Susanne Rostock
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Marge Champion  •  Fran Scott Attaway

The Last Brickmaker In America (2001) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2004

A man must cope with the loss of his wife and the obsolescence of his job before finding redemption by becoming a role model to an equally lost 13-year-old.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Champion
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Cody Newton  •  Piper Laurie

David and Lisa (1998) RT 80% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jun 1999

It was adapted as a stage play in 1967, and was remade as a television movie in 1998 starring Lukas Haas, Sidney Poitier and Brittany Murphy.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lloyd Kramer
CAST:  Brittany Murphy  •  Lukas Haas  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Debi Mazar

Free of Eden (1999) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Story about Will Cleamons, a former teacher-turned-businessman who agrees to tutor 18-year-old high school dropout, Nicole Turner. Much to his surprise, their relationship not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leon Ichaso
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Sydney Tamiia Poitier  •  Phylicia Rashād  •  Robert Hooks

Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Michael Caine  •  Tina Lifford  •  Gerry Maritz

To Sir, with Love II (1996) RT Audience 67%

Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is a West Indian, who in the 1967 film had taken teaching in a London East End school. He spent twenty years teaching and ten in administrative roles. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Christian Payton  •  Dana Eskelson  •  Fernando López

Children of the Dust (1995)

In the Oklahoma Territory of the late 1880s, Gypsy Smith (Poitier) is a gunslinger of African American and Cherokee descent. Smith helps African American homesteaders to ...  (more)

GENRES: TV movie • Western
DIRECTION:  David Greene
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Michael Moriarty  •  Joanna Going  •  Billy Wirth

Sneakers (1992) RT 81% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 1998

When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking "black box" from a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  David Strathairn

Separate but Equal (1991) RT 83% / Audience 77%

DVD release: May 2014

A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • TV movie
DIRECTION:  George Stevens Jr.
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Richard Kiley  •  Cleavon Little