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

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

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

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

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 • 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

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

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

Blackboard Jungle (1955) RT 76% / Audience 77%

DVD release: May 2005

Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Anne Francis  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Vic Morrow

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) RT 68% / Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2001

Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Katharine Houghton




In the Heat of the Night (1967) RT 95% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Jan 2001

An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Rod Steiger  •  Warren Oates  •  Lee Grant

Little Nikita (1988) RT 55% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  River Phoenix  •  Richard Jenkins  •  Caroline Kava

Porgy and Bess (1959) RT 83% / Audience 79%

Set in the early 1900s in the fictional Catfish Row section of Charleston, South Carolina, which serves as home to a black fishing community, the story focuses on the titular ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Dorothy Dandridge  •  Sammy Davis, Jr.  •  Pearl Bailey

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: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  David Strathairn

The Defiant Ones (1958) RT 81% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Dec 2001

Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Charles McGraw

The Jackal (1997) RT 15% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Jan 2002

Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Richard Gere  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Diane Venora

They call me MISTER Tibbs (1970) RT 60% / Audience 38%

DVD release: Jan 2001

A police detective's investigation of a prostitute's murder points to his best friend.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Martin Landau  •  Barbara McNair  •  Anthony Zerbe

To Sir, with Love (1967) RT 92% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  James Clavell
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Judy Geeson  •  Christian Roberts  •  Suzy Kendall

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)

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

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

A 1970 American documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented in the form of newsreel footage and segments of recordings by Dr. King, framed by ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet  •  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Ruby Dee  •  James Earl Jones