Craig Brewer

Craig Brewer is an American film director and screenwriter. His 2005 movie Hustle & Flow won the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and achieved commercial success, along with an Academy award for Best Original Song, "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp".

Hustle & Flow (2005)

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Terrence Howard  •  Taryn Manning  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Anthony Anderson

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Terrence Howard  •  Taryn Manning  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Anthony Anderson

Footloose (2011)

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Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Kenny Wormald  •  Julianne Hough  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Andie MacDowell

Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Kenny Wormald  •  Julianne Hough  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Andie MacDowell

Black Snake Moan (2006)

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A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Christina Ricci  •  Justin Timberlake  •  S. Epatha Merkerson

A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Christina Ricci  •  Justin Timberlake  •  S. Epatha Merkerson

The Poor and Hungry (2000)

A Memphis car thief falls in love with one of his victims, an attractive cellist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Eric Tate  •  Lindsey Roberts  •  Lake Latimer  •  John Still

A Memphis car thief falls in love with one of his victims, an attractive cellist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Eric Tate  •  Lindsey Roberts  •  Lake Latimer  •  John Still

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Keegan-Michael Key  •  Mike Epps  •  Craig Robinson

The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Keegan-Michael Key  •  Mike Epps  •  Craig Robinson

Coming 2 America (2021)

Prince Akeem Joffer is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his royal father's dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  James Earl Jones  •  Arsenio Hall  •  Jermaine Fowler

Prince Akeem Joffer is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his royal father's dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  James Earl Jones  •  Arsenio Hall  •  Jermaine Fowler

Resolutions of the Complacent Man (2004)

Short film by Craig Brewer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
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Short film by Craig Brewer.  (more)

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American Pride

A chronicle of the life Charley Pride, from his start as a Negro League baseball player, to his stint in the army, and his remarkable career as a country musician, an endeavor overseen by his wife, Rozene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Dennis Quaid

A chronicle of the life Charley Pride, from his start as a Negro League baseball player, to his stint in the army, and his remarkable career as a country musician, an endeavor overseen by his wife, Rozene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Dennis Quaid