Search results for "Bill Duke"

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) RT 7% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Feb 2001

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Kathy Najimy  •  James Coburn  •  Barnard Hughes

Deep Cover (1992) RT 85% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Sep 1999

The black policeman 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. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Lira Angel

Hoodlum (1997) RT 43% / Audience 66%

DVD release: May 2001

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. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Tim Roth  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Andy García

Dark Girls (2011) RT Audience 76%

DVD release: Sep 2013

Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Bill Duke  •  D. Channsin Berry

Prince Among Slaves (2008) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Feb 2008

Abdul Rahman, an African prince who was sold into slavery, spent four decades in servitude before an amazing coincidence took him to the White House to meet President John ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Bill Duke  •  Andrea Kalin
CAST:  John C. Bailey  •  Mos Def  •  Henian Boone  •  Ian Coblyn

The Cemetery Club (1993) RT 67% / Audience 34%

DVD release: Aug 2003

The story of three Pittsburgh widows who meet every year to visit their husband's graves and talk about perspectives in their lives.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Olympia Dukakis  •  Diane Ladd  •  Danny Aiello

Deacons for Defense (2003) RT Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2003

Inspired by a true story, this drama is set in 1965, not long after passage of the Civil Rights Act. Despite the Act, the African-American citizens of Bogalusa are still ...  (more)

CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Jonathan Silverman  •  Christopher Britton  •  Ossie Davis

The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000)

Interrupted at dinner by a street kid with a strange story, Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin find themselves drawn into a strange case when their young informant is found ...  (more)

CAST:  Maury Chaykin  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Bill Smitrovich  •  Mimi Kuzyk

Not Easily Broken (2009) RT 33% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Apr 2009

A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
CAST:  Morris Chestnut  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Maeve Quinlan  •  Kevin Hart

Cover (2007) RT Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2008

When someone is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect is Valerie Maas, a church-going home-maker whose life unravels when she discovers that her husband of many years ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
CAST:  Aunjanue Ellis  •  Razaaq Adoti  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Louis Gossett, Jr.

America's Dream (1996) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: Jul 1996

Made especially for the HBO cable network, this well-wrought feature is comprised of three short stories by three noted black American authors, each of which is directed by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke  •  Kevin Rodney Sullivan  •  Paris Barclay
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Lorraine Toussaint  •  Tate Donovan

A Rage in Harlem (1991) RT 64% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Sep 2003

A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Gregory Hines  •  Robin Givens  •  Danny Glover

Light Girls (2015)

From the creator and director of the critically acclaimed documentary Dark Girls, award-winning filmmaker Bill Duke continues the conversation on colorism with Light Girls. ...  (more)

CAST:  Raven-Symoné  •  Kym Whitley  •  Iyanla Vanzant  •  Essence Atkins

Created Equal (2017)

A woman who wishes to become a priest hires a lawyer to file suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
CAST:  Aaron Tveit  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Edy Ganem  •  Yohance Myles

Preying for Mercy (2014)

Frank Gates is an LAPD cop with a rocky past and a dark secret. He restarted his life thinking he was finally safe, but the past is never far behind. Now with danger coming ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
CAST:  Martha Byrne  •  Jayson Gladstone  •  Peter Harris  •  Art Hall

Action Jackson (1988) RT 10% / Audience 32%

DVD release: May 1999

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

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Craig R. Baxley
CAST:  Carl Weathers  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Vanity  •  Sharon Stone

American Gigolo (1980) RT 67% / Audience 51%

DVD release: May 2000

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Judith Ransdell  •  Héctor Elizondo

Bird on a Wire (1990) RT 32% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Jul 1998

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)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Joan Severance  •  David Carradine