Bill Duke

William Henry "Bill" Duke, Jr. (born February 26, 1943) is an American actor and film director with over 30 years of experience. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke's work frequently dwells within the action/crime and drama genres but also includes comedy. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bill Duke , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Action Jackson (1988)

Vengeance drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig R. Baxley
CAST:  Carl Weathers  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Vanity  •  Sharon Stone

Vengeance drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig R. Baxley
CAST:  Carl Weathers  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Vanity  •  Sharon Stone

American Gigolo (1980)

Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Judith Ransdell  •  Héctor Elizondo

Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Judith Ransdell  •  Héctor Elizondo

Bird on a Wire (1990)

A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Joan Severance  •  David Carradine

A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Joan Severance  •  David Carradine

Car Wash (1976)

This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar's Car Wash in the Los Angeles ghetto. The team meets dozens of eccentric customers -- including a smooth-talking preacher, a wacky cab driver and an ex-convict -- while cracking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Darrow Igus  •  DeWayne Jessie  •  James Spinks  •  Richard Brestoff

This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar's Car Wash in the Los Angeles ghetto. The team meets dozens of eccentric customers -- including a smooth-talking preacher, a wacky cab driver and an ex-convict -- while cracking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Darrow Igus  •  DeWayne Jessie  •  James Spinks  •  Richard Brestoff

Commando (1985)

EpicFunnyAction-packedAdventurous

John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Dan Hedaya  •  Vernon Wells

John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Dan Hedaya  •  Vernon Wells

Exit Wounds (2001)

Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives secretly operating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Bartkowiak
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  DMX  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Anthony Anderson

Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives secretly operating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Bartkowiak
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  DMX  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Anthony Anderson

Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sheridan
CAST:  50 Cent  •  Joy Bryant  •  Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje  •  Omar Benson Miller

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sheridan
CAST:  50 Cent  •  Joy Bryant  •  Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje  •  Omar Benson Miller

Menace II Society (1993)

PowerfulTragicAction-packedFun

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

National Security (2003)

Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Steve Zahn  •  Colm Feore  •  Bill Duke

Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Steve Zahn  •  Colm Feore  •  Bill Duke

Payback (1999)

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gregg Henry  •  Maria Bello

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gregg Henry  •  Maria Bello

Predator (1987)

SuspensefulAction-packedBrilliantThrilling

Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Carl Weathers  •  Elpidia Carrillo  •  Bill Duke

Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Carl Weathers  •  Elpidia Carrillo  •  Bill Duke

Red Dragon (2002)

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Edward Norton  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Harvey Keitel

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Edward Norton  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Harvey Keitel

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

Brilliant

Deloris Van Cartier is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior. And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover that the school is due to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Kathy Najimy  •  James Coburn  •  Barnard Hughes

Deloris Van Cartier is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior. And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover that the school is due to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Kathy Najimy  •  James Coburn  •  Barnard Hughes

The Limey (1999)

The Limey follows Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece together what happened. After ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Terence Stamp  •  Lesley Ann Warren  •  Luis Guzmán  •  Barry Newman

The Limey follows Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece together what happened. After ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Terence Stamp  •  Lesley Ann Warren  •  Luis Guzmán  •  Barry Newman

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men—led by Professor Charles Xavier—and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organised under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Halle Berry  •  Ian McKellen  •  Patrick Stewart

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men—led by Professor Charles Xavier—and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organised under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Halle Berry  •  Ian McKellen  •  Patrick Stewart

Deep Cover (1992)

Black police officer Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA—the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches the boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Lira Angel

Black police officer Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA—the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches the boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Lira Angel

Hoodlum (1997)

In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running 'the numbers'. When Madam Queen—the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem—is arrested, Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson takes over the business and must resist an invasion from a merciless mobster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Tim Roth  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Andy García

In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running 'the numbers'. When Madam Queen—the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem—is arrested, Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson takes over the business and must resist an invasion from a merciless mobster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Tim Roth  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Andy García

No Man's Land (1987)

A rookie cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of car thieves led by smooth and charming Ted. The rookie becomes too involved and starts to enjoy the thrill and lifestyle of the game, and becomes romanticly involved with the leaders sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Lara Harris  •  D. B. Sweeney  •  Randy Quaid

A rookie cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of car thieves led by smooth and charming Ted. The rookie becomes too involved and starts to enjoy the thrill and lifestyle of the game, and becomes romanticly involved with the leaders sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Lara Harris  •  D. B. Sweeney  •  Randy Quaid

Fever (1999)

A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Winter
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Teri Hatcher  •  David O'Hara  •  Bill Duke

A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Winter
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Teri Hatcher  •  David O'Hara  •  Bill Duke

Never Again (2001)

A man and a woman who have pledged never to fall in love again meet in a gay bar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Schaeffer
CAST:  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Caroline Aaron  •  Bill Duke

A man and a woman who have pledged never to fall in love again meet in a gay bar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Schaeffer
CAST:  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Caroline Aaron  •  Bill Duke
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