Allen Hughes

Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes (born April 1, 1972), known together professionally as the Hughes brothers, are American film directors, producers and screenwriters. The pair, who are twins, are known for co-directing such visceral, and often violent, movies as Menace II Society, From Hell and The Book of Eli. Description above from the Wikipedia article Hughes brothers, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

The Book of Eli (2010)

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A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Gary Oldman  •  Michael Gambon  •  Mila Kunis

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Gary Oldman  •  Michael Gambon  •  Mila Kunis

Dead Presidents (1995)

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On the streets they call cash dead presidents. And that's just what a Vietnam veteran is after when he returns home from the war only to find himself drawn into a life of crime. With the aid of his fellow vets he plans the ultimate heist -- a daring robbery of an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Larenz Tate  •  Keith David  •  Chris Tucker  •  Freddy Rodríguez

On the streets they call cash dead presidents. And that's just what a Vietnam veteran is after when he returns home from the war only to find himself drawn into a life of crime. With the aid of his fellow vets he plans the ultimate heist -- a daring robbery of an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Larenz Tate  •  Keith David  •  Chris Tucker  •  Freddy Rodríguez

From Hell (2001)

Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Heather Graham  •  Ian Holm  •  Robbie Coltrane

Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Heather Graham  •  Ian Holm  •  Robbie Coltrane

Knights of the South Bronx (2005)

A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Keke Palmer  •  Clifton Powell

A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes
CAST:  Ted Danson  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Keke Palmer  •  Clifton Powell

Menace II Society (1993)

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Sobering and incisive, this cautionary drama centers on a street tough 18-year-old facing a moral quandary while trying to turn his life around.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Tyrin Turner  •  Larenz Tate  •  Glenn Plummer  •  Jada Pinkett Smith

Sobering and incisive, this cautionary drama centers on a street tough 18-year-old facing a moral quandary while trying to turn his life around.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Tyrin Turner  •  Larenz Tate  •  Glenn Plummer  •  Jada Pinkett Smith

American Pimp (2000)

Street pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant, pimping in various U.S. cities, bringing a woman into their group, taking a woman from another pimp, and the rules and regulations of pimping. The men are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  John S. Dickson  •  Antonio Fargas  •  Heidi Fleiss  •  L. Hammond

Street pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant, pimping in various U.S. cities, bringing a woman into their group, taking a woman from another pimp, and the rules and regulations of pimping. The men are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  John S. Dickson  •  Antonio Fargas  •  Heidi Fleiss  •  L. Hammond

Broken City (2013)

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In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Russell Crowe  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Jeffrey Wright

In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Russell Crowe  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Jeffrey Wright

New York, I Love You (2008)

New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, into Tribeca, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Natalie Portman  •  Brett Ratner  •  Shunji Iwai  •  Yvan Attal  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Allen Hughes  •  Mira Nair  •  Fatih Akın  •  Joshua Marston  •  Randall Balsmeyer  •  Jiang Wen
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Christina Ricci

New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, into Tribeca, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Natalie Portman  •  Brett Ratner  •  Shunji Iwai  •  Yvan Attal  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Allen Hughes  •  Mira Nair  •  Fatih Akın  •  Joshua Marston  •  Randall Balsmeyer  •  Jiang Wen
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Christina Ricci

A Moral Right: The Politics of Dirty Harry (2008)

Filmmakers, social scientists and authors take a provocative look at the moral, political and ethical themes of the Dirty Harry films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Shane Black  •  Jay Cocks  •  Tyne Daly  •  Peter Hyams

Filmmakers, social scientists and authors take a provocative look at the moral, political and ethical themes of the Dirty Harry films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Shane Black  •  Jay Cocks  •  Tyne Daly  •  Peter Hyams

The Evolution of Clint Eastwood (2008)

Follow Eastwood's career from television star to matinee idol to Oscar-winning director in this wide-ranging documentary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Michael Madsen  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Allen Hughes

Follow Eastwood's career from television star to matinee idol to Oscar-winning director in this wide-ranging documentary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Michael Madsen  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Allen Hughes

The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry (2008)

An in-depth look at Dirty Harry (1971), featuring interviews with such film artists as Michael Madsen, 'Hal Holbrook', John Milius, 'Shane Black' and John Badham.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Joe Carnahan  •  David Ayer  •  Shane Black  •  Michael Madsen

An in-depth look at Dirty Harry (1971), featuring interviews with such film artists as Michael Madsen, 'Hal Holbrook', John Milius, 'Shane Black' and John Badham.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Joe Carnahan  •  David Ayer  •  Shane Black  •  Michael Madsen

Gangsta Vision: Making ‘Menace 2 Society’ (2009)

Documentary about the making of "Menace 2 Society."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Schwarz
CAST:  Albert Hughes  •  Allen Hughes  •  Larenz Tate

Documentary about the making of "Menace 2 Society."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Schwarz
CAST:  Albert Hughes  •  Allen Hughes  •  Larenz Tate

What's Going On

Upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic.  (more)

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Upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic.  (more)

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