Steve James

Steve James (February 19, 1952 – December 18, 1993) was an American actor, stunt man and martial artist. He starred mostly in low-budget action films such as the American Ninja series, The Delta Force (1986), The Exterminator (1980), and Enter the Game of Death (1978). James also portrayed Kung Fu Joe in the 1988 film comedy/spoof I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and its 1990 television pilot spinoff Hammer, Slammer, and Slade. Description above from the Wikipedia article Steve James, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Weird Science (1985)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Kelly LeBrock  •  Ilan Mitchell-Smith  •  Bill Paxton

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Kelly LeBrock  •  Ilan Mitchell-Smith  •  Bill Paxton

American Ninja (1985)

Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter with little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a convoy, his platoon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Firstenberg
CAST:  Michael Dudikoff  •  Steve James  •  Judie Aronson  •  Guich Koock

Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter with little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a convoy, his platoon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Firstenberg
CAST:  Michael Dudikoff  •  Steve James  •  Judie Aronson  •  Guich Koock

American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)

Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ninjas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cedric Sundstrom
CAST:  David Bradley  •  Steve James  •  Marjoe Gortner  •  Michele B. Chan

Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ninjas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cedric Sundstrom
CAST:  David Bradley  •  Steve James  •  Marjoe Gortner  •  Michele B. Chan

Arthur (1981)

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Arthur is a 30-year-old child who will inherit $750 million if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Gordon
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Liza Minnelli  •  John Gielgud  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald

Arthur is a 30-year-old child who will inherit $750 million if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Gordon
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Liza Minnelli  •  John Gielgud  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald

He Knows You're Alone (1980)

A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is too late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni
CAST:  Don Scardino  •  Caitlin O'Heaney  •  Elizabeth Kemp  •  Tom Rolfing

A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is too late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni
CAST:  Don Scardino  •  Caitlin O'Heaney  •  Elizabeth Kemp  •  Tom Rolfing

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

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Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keenen Ivory Wayans
CAST:  Keenen Ivory Wayans  •  Bernie Casey  •  Isaac Hayes  •  Ja'net DuBois

Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keenen Ivory Wayans
CAST:  Keenen Ivory Wayans  •  Bernie Casey  •  Isaac Hayes  •  Ja'net DuBois

Johnny Be Good (1988)

It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud S. Smith
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Gleason

It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud S. Smith
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Gleason

The Delta Force (1986)

A 707 aircraft jetliner, en route from Athens to Rome and then to New York City, is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists, who demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandos have been called in to eliminate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Chuck Norris  •  Lee Marvin  •  Shelley Winters  •  Martin Balsam

A 707 aircraft jetliner, en route from Athens to Rome and then to New York City, is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists, who demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandos have been called in to eliminate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Chuck Norris  •  Lee Marvin  •  Shelley Winters  •  Martin Balsam

The Exterminator (1980)

When a man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York, he transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a war zone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Glickenhaus
CAST:  Christopher George  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Robert Ginty  •  Steve James

When a man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York, he transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a war zone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Glickenhaus
CAST:  Christopher George  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Robert Ginty  •  Steve James

The Player (1992)

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

The Warriors (1979)

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Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  James Remar  •  Michael Beck  •  David Patrick Kelly  •  Dorsey Wright

Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  James Remar  •  Michael Beck  •  David Patrick Kelly  •  Dorsey Wright

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  William Petersen  •  Willem Dafoe  •  John Pankow  •  Debra Feuer

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  William Petersen  •  Willem Dafoe  •  John Pankow  •  Debra Feuer

Mask (1985)

A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and his biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Sam Elliott  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Estelle Getty  •  Laura Dern

A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and his biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Sam Elliott  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Estelle Getty  •  Laura Dern

Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)

Everybody's favorite stiff is back! Working fools Larry Wilson and Richard Parker have uncovered a dirty, little secret: Their former boss, Bernie Lomax, embezzled $2 million and placed it in a safe deposit box in the Caribbean. Now, the boys are ready to go after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Klane
CAST:  Andrew McCarthy  •  Jonathan Silverman  •  Terry Kiser  •  Troy Byer

Everybody's favorite stiff is back! Working fools Larry Wilson and Richard Parker have uncovered a dirty, little secret: Their former boss, Bernie Lomax, embezzled $2 million and placed it in a safe deposit box in the Caribbean. Now, the boys are ready to go after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Klane
CAST:  Andrew McCarthy  •  Jonathan Silverman  •  Terry Kiser  •  Troy Byer

The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Joe Morton  •  Rosanna Carter  •  Ray Ramirez  •  Yves Rene

An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Joe Morton  •  Rosanna Carter  •  Ray Ramirez  •  Yves Rene

Times Square (1980)

When a 13-year-old girl befriends a defiant antisocial child of the streets, the mismatched runaways set off to the Big Apple to find their own adventure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Moyle
CAST:  Tim Curry  •  Trini Alvarado  •  Robin Johnson  •  Steve James

When a 13-year-old girl befriends a defiant antisocial child of the streets, the mismatched runaways set off to the Big Apple to find their own adventure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Moyle
CAST:  Tim Curry  •  Trini Alvarado  •  Robin Johnson  •  Steve James

The Land That Time Forgot (1974)

During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Connor
CAST:  Doug McClure  •  John McEnery  •  Susan Penhaligon  •  Keith Barron

During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Connor
CAST:  Doug McClure  •  John McEnery  •  Susan Penhaligon  •  Keith Barron

Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the title role, he has a series of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Robert Townsend  •  Craigus R. Johnson  •  Helen Martin  •  Starletta DuPois

Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the title role, he has a series of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Robert Townsend  •  Craigus R. Johnson  •  Helen Martin  •  Starletta DuPois

McBain (1991)

Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees to help, recruits his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Glickenhaus
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Michael Ironside  •  Michael Joseph DeSare  •  Chick Vennera

Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees to help, recruits his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Glickenhaus
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Michael Ironside  •  Michael Joseph DeSare  •  Chick Vennera

Abuse (1983)

Brutally abused by his parents, teenage Thomas finds comfort in associating with a film director who is making a documentary about physical child abuse. The two fall in love, and the elder is faced with the decision of either running away with Thomas or focusing on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.
CAST:  Dennis Baines  •  Mickey Clark  •  Steve James  •  J.J. Davis

Brutally abused by his parents, teenage Thomas finds comfort in associating with a film director who is making a documentary about physical child abuse. The two fall in love, and the elder is faced with the decision of either running away with Thomas or focusing on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.
CAST:  Dennis Baines  •  Mickey Clark  •  Steve James  •  J.J. Davis
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