Ernest R. Dickerson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ernest Roscoe Dickerson A.S.C. (usually credited as Ernest R. Dickerson or Ernest Dickerson, born June 25, 1951) is an American film and television director and cinematographer. He directed generally urban films sometimes with supernatural story like Juice, Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight, Bones and Never Die Alone. He is known for his frequent collaborations with Spike Lee.

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Surviving the Game (1994)

A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Ice-T  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Gary Busey

A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Ice-T  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Gary Busey

Bones (2001)

Over 20 years after his death by a gunshot, Jimmy Bones comes back as a ghost to wreak revenge on those who killed him and to clean up his neighborhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Snoop Dogg  •  Pam Grier  •  Michael T. Weiss  •  Clifton Powell

Over 20 years after his death by a gunshot, Jimmy Bones comes back as a ghost to wreak revenge on those who killed him and to clean up his neighborhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Snoop Dogg  •  Pam Grier  •  Michael T. Weiss  •  Clifton Powell

Bulletproof (1996)

An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is working undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  James Caan  •  Jeep Swenson  •  Damon Wayans

An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is working undercover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  James Caan  •  Jeep Swenson  •  Damon Wayans

Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  William Sadler  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Brenda Bakke

A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  William Sadler  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Brenda Bakke

Futuresport (1999)

In the not too distant future, a new deadly sport is the only way to stop a war that will kill millions. Fix is the creator of the sport, but the spotlight has always been on Ramzey. Now this hothead must use the game to stop the Revolution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Dean Cain  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Valerie Chow

In the not too distant future, a new deadly sport is the only way to stop a war that will kill millions. Fix is the creator of the sport, but the spotlight has always been on Ramzey. Now this hothead must use the game to stop the Revolution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Dean Cain  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Valerie Chow

Juice (1992)

Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ and happens to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Khalil Kain  •  Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins

Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ and happens to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Khalil Kain  •  Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins

She's Gotta Have It (1986)

The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Tracy Camilla Johns  •  Tommy Redmond Hicks  •  John Canada Terrell  •  Spike Lee

The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Tracy Camilla Johns  •  Tommy Redmond Hicks  •  John Canada Terrell  •  Spike Lee

Never Die Alone (2004)

A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  DMX  •  Michael Ealy  •  Drew Sidora  •  David Arquette

A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  DMX  •  Michael Ealy  •  Drew Sidora  •  David Arquette

Good Fences (2003)

Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their two kids out of their mixed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Marie V. Cruz  •  Munro Chambers

Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their two kids out of their mixed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Marie V. Cruz  •  Munro Chambers

Hitchcocked! (2006)

A tribute to the work of Alfred Hitchcock, featuring contemporary filmmakers, writers, performers, and cultural critics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Schwarz
CAST:  Larry Cohen  •  Sean S. Cunningham  •  Joe Dante  •  Ernest R. Dickerson

A tribute to the work of Alfred Hitchcock, featuring contemporary filmmakers, writers, performers, and cultural critics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Schwarz
CAST:  Larry Cohen  •  Sean S. Cunningham  •  Joe Dante  •  Ernest R. Dickerson

Last Man Standing (2011)

Abby Collins's quiet life as a wife and mother shows no trace of her past work as a military special-ops expert -- until the day her husband is kidnapped. With no alternative, Abby must resort to her long-dormant lethal skills to save her spouse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Catherine Bell  •  Mekhi Phifer  •  Ele Bardha

Abby Collins's quiet life as a wife and mother shows no trace of her past work as a military special-ops expert -- until the day her husband is kidnapped. With no alternative, Abby must resort to her long-dormant lethal skills to save her spouse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Catherine Bell  •  Mekhi Phifer  •  Ele Bardha

One Night in Vegas (2010)

On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon’s WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson’s fights had become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, where the ever present ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reggie Rock Bythewood
CAST:  Mike Tyson  •  Ernest R. Dickerson  •  Marion 'Suge' Knight  •  Nas

On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon’s WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson’s fights had become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, where the ever present ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reggie Rock Bythewood
CAST:  Mike Tyson  •  Ernest R. Dickerson  •  Marion 'Suge' Knight  •  Nas

Blind Faith (1998)

in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social tensions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Charles S. Dutton  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Kadeem Hardison  •  Garland Whitt

in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social tensions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Charles S. Dutton  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Kadeem Hardison  •  Garland Whitt

Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)

Mother's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one who earns money from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  David Krumholtz  •  Tory Kittles  •  Carmine Giovinazzo  •  Jennifer Morrison

Mother's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one who earns money from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  David Krumholtz  •  Tory Kittles  •  Carmine Giovinazzo  •  Jennifer Morrison

Our America (2002)

The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Josh Charles  •  Brandon Hammond  •  Serena Lee  •  Roderick Pannell

The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Josh Charles  •  Brandon Hammond  •  Serena Lee  •  Roderick Pannell

Ambushed (1998)

Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Kuk Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation. While four cops drive him to a safe-house, they are ambushed. Three of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Courtney B. Vance  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jer Adrianne Lelliott  •  William Forsythe

Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Kuk Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation. While four cops drive him to a safe-house, they are ambushed. Three of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Courtney B. Vance  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jer Adrianne Lelliott  •  William Forsythe

For One Night (2006)

Their town always had two proms, one for the whites and one for the blacks. When both proms wanted the same DJ, Brianna McCallister suggested combining the proms, which would also mean more money for decorations. However, her idea shook the town up, especially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Raven-Symoné  •  Aisha Tyler  •  Sam Jones  •  Gary Grubbs

Their town always had two proms, one for the whites and one for the blacks. When both proms wanted the same DJ, Brianna McCallister suggested combining the proms, which would also mean more money for decorations. However, her idea shook the town up, especially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Raven-Symoné  •  Aisha Tyler  •  Sam Jones  •  Gary Grubbs

Monday Night Mayhem (2002)

The early years of a television sports powerhouse are chronicled as ABC becomes a player in the NFL coverage by putting their full resources into a major showcase. Executive Roone Arledge (John Heard) recruits former Dallas Cowboys quarterback 'Dandy' Don Meredith ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Heard  •  Brad Beyer  •  Kevin Anderson

The early years of a television sports powerhouse are chronicled as ABC becomes a player in the NFL coverage by putting their full resources into a major showcase. Executive Roone Arledge (John Heard) recruits former Dallas Cowboys quarterback 'Dandy' Don Meredith ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Heard  •  Brad Beyer  •  Kevin Anderson

The V Word (2006)

Two curious teenage boys break into an old mortuary looking for thrills, only to find themselves stalked by a former teacher who is a very real vampire looking to increase the ranks of the undead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Michael Ironside  •  Jodelle Ferland  •  Branden Nadon  •  Arjay Smith

Two curious teenage boys break into an old mortuary looking for thrills, only to find themselves stalked by a former teacher who is a very real vampire looking to increase the ranks of the undead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Michael Ironside  •  Jodelle Ferland  •  Branden Nadon  •  Arjay Smith

That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elijah Drenner
CAST:  Dick Miller  •  Corey Feldman  •  Lainie Miller  •  Robert Forster

Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elijah Drenner
CAST:  Dick Miller  •  Corey Feldman  •  Lainie Miller  •  Robert Forster
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