Richard Roundtree

An American actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the 1971 film Shaft and in its two sequels, Shaft's Big Score (1972) and Shaft in Africa (1973). Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Roundtree, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Brick (2006)

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A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Emilie de Ravin  •  Nora Zehetner  •  Lukas Haas

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Emilie de Ravin  •  Nora Zehetner  •  Lukas Haas

BaadAsssss Cinema (2002)

With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isaac Julien
CAST:  Larry Cohen  •  Tamara Dobson  •  Ron Finley  •  Pam Grier

With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isaac Julien
CAST:  Larry Cohen  •  Tamara Dobson  •  Ron Finley  •  Pam Grier

City Heat (1984)

Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but are now bitter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Jane Alexander  •  Madeline Kahn

Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but are now bitter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Jane Alexander  •  Madeline Kahn

Earthquake (1974)

Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Ava Gardner  •  George Kennedy  •  Lorne Greene

Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Ava Gardner  •  George Kennedy  •  Lorne Greene

George of the Jungle (1997)

Deep in the African jungle, a baby named George, the sole survivor of a plane crash, is raised by gorillas. George grows up to be a buff and lovable klutz who has a rain forest full of animal friends: Tookie, his big-beaked toucan messenger; Ape, a witty talking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Weisman
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Leslie Mann  •  Thomas Haden Church  •  John Cleese

Deep in the African jungle, a baby named George, the sole survivor of a plane crash, is raised by gorillas. George grows up to be a buff and lovable klutz who has a rain forest full of animal friends: Tookie, his big-beaked toucan messenger; Ape, a witty talking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Weisman
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Leslie Mann  •  Thomas Haden Church  •  John Cleese

Inchon (1982)

A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Toshirō Mifune

A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Toshirō Mifune

Se7en (1995)

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Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  R. Lee Ermey

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  R. Lee Ermey

Shaft (1971)

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Parks
CAST:  Richard Roundtree  •  Moses Gunn  •  Charles Cioffi  •  Christopher St. John

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Parks
CAST:  Richard Roundtree  •  Moses Gunn  •  Charles Cioffi  •  Christopher St. John

Shaft (2000)

New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence will get him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Christian Bale  •  Busta Rhymes

New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence will get him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Christian Bale  •  Busta Rhymes

Shaft in Africa (1973)

Detective John Shaft travels incognito to Ethiopia, then France, to bust a human trafficking ring.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Richard Roundtree  •  Frank Finlay  •  Vonetta McGee  •  Neda Arnerić

Detective John Shaft travels incognito to Ethiopia, then France, to bust a human trafficking ring.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Richard Roundtree  •  Frank Finlay  •  Vonetta McGee  •  Neda Arnerić

Shaft's Big Score! (1972)

John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Parks
CAST:  Richard Roundtree  •  Moses Gunn  •  Drew Bundini Brown  •  Joseph Mascolo

John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Parks
CAST:  Richard Roundtree  •  Moses Gunn  •  Drew Bundini Brown  •  Joseph Mascolo

The Fifth Missile (1986)

The crew of a Polaris submarine, on a training mission simulating an attack on Russia, is stricken by toxic poisoning. One of the poison's effects is to make its victims hallucinate, and the sub's captain imagines that he has been given an order to actually attack ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Peerce
CAST:  Robert Conrad  •  David Soul  •  Sam Waterston  •  Richard Roundtree

The crew of a Polaris submarine, on a training mission simulating an attack on Russia, is stricken by toxic poisoning. One of the poison's effects is to make its victims hallucinate, and the sub's captain imagines that he has been given an order to actually attack ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Peerce
CAST:  Robert Conrad  •  David Soul  •  Sam Waterston  •  Richard Roundtree

Diamonds (1975)

Charles Hodgson is a British aristocrat who decides to become a thief as a way of getting at his twin brother, Earl, a security expert who has built a supposedly impregnable vault in Tel Aviv, which holds a cache of diamonds. For the caper, Charles enlists Archie, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Roundtree  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Shelley Winters

Charles Hodgson is a British aristocrat who decides to become a thief as a way of getting at his twin brother, Earl, a security expert who has built a supposedly impregnable vault in Tel Aviv, which holds a cache of diamonds. For the caper, Charles enlists Archie, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Roundtree  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Shelley Winters

Antitrust (2001)

A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Tim Robbins  •  Claire Forlani

A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Tim Robbins  •  Claire Forlani

Boat Trip (2002)

Two straight men mistakenly end up on a "gays only" cruise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mort Nathan
CAST:  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Horatio Sanz  •  Roselyn Sánchez  •  Vivica A. Fox

Two straight men mistakenly end up on a "gays only" cruise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mort Nathan
CAST:  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Horatio Sanz  •  Roselyn Sánchez  •  Vivica A. Fox

Original Gangstas (1996)

A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created the Rebels, returns to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Cohen
CAST:  Fred Williamson  •  Pam Grier  •  Jim Brown  •  Paul Winfield

A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created the Rebels, returns to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Cohen
CAST:  Fred Williamson  •  Pam Grier  •  Jim Brown  •  Paul Winfield

Steel (1997)

Justice. Safe streets. Payback. Metallurgist John Henry Irons (O'Neal) vows to claim them all when a renegade military reject (Judd Nelson) puts new superweapons in dangerous hands. Helped by an electronics wiz (Annabeth Gish) and an imaginative scrap metal worker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Johnson
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Richard Roundtree  •  Judd Nelson

Justice. Safe streets. Payback. Metallurgist John Henry Irons (O'Neal) vows to claim them all when a renegade military reject (Judd Nelson) puts new superweapons in dangerous hands. Helped by an electronics wiz (Annabeth Gish) and an imaginative scrap metal worker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Johnson
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Richard Roundtree  •  Judd Nelson

Maniac Cop (1988)

In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police search and find a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, suspected of murdering his own wife and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Lustig
CAST:  Tom Atkins  •  Bruce Campbell  •  Richard Roundtree  •  Laurene Landon

In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police search and find a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, suspected of murdering his own wife and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Lustig
CAST:  Tom Atkins  •  Bruce Campbell  •  Richard Roundtree  •  Laurene Landon

Corky Romano (2001)

Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veterinarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retrieve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for racketeering charges.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Pritts
CAST:  Chris Kattan  •  Vinessa Shaw  •  Peter Falk  •  Peter Berg

Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veterinarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retrieve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for racketeering charges.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Pritts
CAST:  Chris Kattan  •  Vinessa Shaw  •  Peter Falk  •  Peter Berg

Theodore Rex (1995)

In an alternate futuristic society, a tough female police detective is paired with a talking dinosaur to find the killer of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals leading them to a mad scientist bent on creating a new Armageddon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan R. Betuel
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  George Newbern  •  Bud Cort

In an alternate futuristic society, a tough female police detective is paired with a talking dinosaur to find the killer of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals leading them to a mad scientist bent on creating a new Armageddon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan R. Betuel
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  George Newbern  •  Bud Cort
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