Search results for "Avery Brooks"

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15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Charlize Theron  •  Edward Burns  •  Kelsey Grammer

American History X (1998) RT 83% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Apr 1999

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we ...  (more)

CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Edward Furlong  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Avery Brooks

The Big Hit (1998)

Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Thriller
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Christina Applegate  •  Avery Brooks

Finnegan Begin Again (1985)

A schoolteacher in her early 40s, involved in a dead-end love affair with a married mortician, drifts into a relationship with an aging newspaperman.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Sam Waterston  •  Sylvia Sidney

The Captains (2011) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Nov 2011

The Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors whom have portrayed ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  William Shatner
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Avery Brooks  •  Kate Mulgrew

Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)

The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Stan Lathan
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Avery Brooks  •  Kate Burton  •  Bruce Dern

Spenser: For Hire: Pale Kings and Princes (1994)

When Spenser (Robert Urich), his psychologist girlfriend, Susan Silverman (Barbara Williams), and his right-hand man, Hawk (Avery Brooks), investigate a brutal murder in a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Mystery
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Avery Brooks  •  Barbara Williams  •  Maurice Dean Wint

The Greatest Places: IMAX (1998)

Witness the greatest collection of diversity ever produced. The Greatest Places is a large-format film that takes you on a journey to seven of the most geographically dynamic ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
CAST:  Avery Brooks

For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (2010) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Feb 2010

This High Definition, PBS miniseries uses letters, diaries, speeches, journalistic accounts, historical text and military records to document and acknowledge the sacrifices ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Frank Martin
CAST:  Avery Brooks  •  Halle Berry  •  Colin Powell  •  Angela Bassett

Spenser: For Hire: A Savage Place (1995)

Candy Sloane, a news reporter that Spenser used to date, hires him out as backup while she investigates a credit card fraud ring that might be operating out of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Scanlan
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Avery Brooks  •  Cynthia Dale  •  Wendy Crewson

Spenser: The Judas Goat (1994)

DVD release: Jul 2007

Spenser is hired out by Hugh Dixon to track down the killers of his wife and daughters. He and Hawk are drawn into a huge plot involving assassination attempts on African ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Scanlan
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Avery Brooks  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Geordie Johnson

Solomon Northup's Odyssey (1984) RT Audience 45%

DVD release: Apr 2005

This is based on a true story. Solomon Northrop is a black man in the mid 19th century before slavery was abolished. He's a born freeman who works as a carpenter and is also a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Parks
CAST:  Avery Brooks  •  Rhetta Greene  •  Mason Adams

Spenser: For Hire: Ceremony (1993)

Spenser is hired to locate April Kyle, the missing daughter of Harry Kyle, millionaire and candidate for Governor. With the assistance of Hawk, Spenser travels from Boston's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Lynch
CAST:  Robert Urich  •  Avery Brooks  •  Barbara Williams  •  Tanya Allen

Roots: The Gift (1988) RT Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 1992

In December 1775, Cletus Moyer is a free black Northerner in colonial America, helping slaves escape captivity. In the days just prior to Christmas, a group of bounty hunters ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  LeVar Burton  •  Louis Gossett, Jr.  •  Jerry Hardin  •  Kate Mulgrew

Drain the Ocean (2009)

This is a world you have never seen before - a world normally hidden under miles of water, the ocean floor. We'll remove the water using CGI animation, revealing a landscape ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
CAST:  Avery Brooks

God v. Satan: The Final Battle (2008)

Christians, Jews and Muslims believe there will a final battle between God and Satan. Believers and scholars are interviewed. Artwork and staged reenactments depict the end times.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History
DIRECTION:  Lisa Wolfinger
CAST:  Avery Brooks  •  Jonathan Kirsch  •  Paul S. Boyer  •  Hassan Qazwini

Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special (2000)

A BBC documentary sequel to the acclaimed miniseries Walking with Dinosaurs, The Ballad of Big Al chronicles the life of one Allosaurus fragilis named Big Al.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Kate Bartlett
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Avery Brooks

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine (2018)

A documentary exploring the legacy of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the reasons it went from the black sheep of Star Trek to a beloved mainstay of the franchise, and a ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Ira Steven Behr  •  David Zappone
CAST:  Avery Brooks  •  Terry Farrell  •  Michael Dorn  •  Rene Auberjonois

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) RT 53% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Lauren Bacall  •  George Segal

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