Search results for "Carl Lumbly"

Escape from Alcatraz (1979) RT 95% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Fred Ward  •  David Cryer

How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) RT 48% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Through good times and bad, Stella and Delilah have always had each other. Now, Stella's so busy building a life that she's forgotten how to really live. But Delilah is about ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kevin Rodney Sullivan
CAST:  Angela Bassett  •  Taye Diggs  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Regina King

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  W.D. Richter
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  John Lithgow  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Jeff Goldblum

The Bedroom Window (1987) RT 86% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Steve Guttenberg  •  Isabelle Huppert  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Paul Shenar

The Color of Friendship (2000) RT Audience 76%

DVD release: Jan 2002

Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Lindsey Haun  •  Shadia Simmons  •  Carl Lumbly  •  Penny Johnson

Caveman (1981) RT 24% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Jun 2002

In this comedy, Atouk becomes leader of the misfit cavemen. Disgraced and cast out of his tribe for lusting after Lana, the mate of tribe's head muscle man, Atouk stumbles ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Carl Gottlieb
CAST:  Ringo Starr  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Shelley Long  •  Jack Gilford

Pacific Heights (1990) RT 43% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Jun 2004

A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Matthew Modine  •  Michael Keaton  •  Mako Iwamatsu

Out of Darkness (1994)

Diana Ross dramatizes multiple personality disorder.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Larry Elikann
CAST:  Diana Ross  •  Beah Richards  •  Maura Tierney  •  Lindsay Crouse

The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997) RT Audience 93%

Based on the memoirs of Yvonne S. Thornton, this heartwarming, inspirational family drama centers on a poor black laborer who wanted his six daughters to grow up to be doctors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Johnny E. Jensen
CAST:  Dulé Hill  •  Carl Lumbly  •  Victoria Dillard

Nightjohn (1996) RT Audience 82%

DVD release: May 2005

Charles Burnett directs this movie about John, a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Burnett
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Carl Lumbly  •  Gerald Brown  •  Gabriel Casseus

Justice League: Doom (2012) RT Audience 87%

DVD release: Feb 2012

An adaptation of Mark Waid's "Tower of Babel" story from the JLA comic. Vandal Savage steals confidential files Batman has compiled on the members of the Justice League, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lauren Montgomery
CAST:  Nathan Fillion  •  Olivia d'Abo  •  Claudia Black  •  Michael Rosenbaum

Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (2003) RT Audience 33%

In 1831, Nat Turner led a slave rebellion in the United States that resulted in the murder of local slave owners and their families, the eventual execution of 55 rebels and ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Charles Burnett
CAST:  Carl Lumbly  •  Justin Dray  •  Megan Gallagher  •  Charles Burnett

Sounder (2003) RT Audience 59%

DVD release: Jun 2003

This is a coming-of-age story of a boy living in the Depression era of the South. "Boy" (Daniel Lee Robertson III) learns the hard way about the realities of being black, poor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Carl Lumbly  •  Suzzanne Douglas  •  Daniel Lee Robertson III

Little Richard (2000) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Oct 2002

The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a Black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Leon Robinson  •  Jenifer Lewis  •  Carl Lumbly  •  Tamala Jones

Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992)

Mike Stone's back and his old partner, Steve Keller, is missing. So Mike heads up an investigation. At the same time, he is investigating another brutal murder. And he is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Damski
CAST:  Karl Malden  •  Darleen Carr  •  William Daniels  •  Debrah Farentino

Buffalo Soldiers (1997) RT Audience 58%

DVD release: Jan 2006

They've ridden dusty miles without end and fought fierce battles. Yet when these brave African-American cavalrymen enter a scraggly frontier town, they must walk through it ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Western
DIRECTION:  Charles Haid
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Mykelti Williamson  •  Glynn Turman  •  Carl Lumbly

Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation (2007) RT Audience 100%

Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation is a 2007 epic film on the Namibian independence struggle against South African occupation as seen through the life of Sam Nujoma, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Charles Burnett
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Carl Lumbly  •  Chrisjan Appollus  •  Obed Emvula

Just a Dream (2002) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Glover
CAST:  Carl Lumbly  •  Robby Benson  •  Ally Sheedy  •  Rodney A. Grant

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

To Sleep with Anger (1990) RT 80% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jun 1991

An enigmatic drifter from the South comes to visit an old acquaintance who now lives in South-Central LA.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Burnett
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Paul Butler  •  DeVaughn Nixon  •  Mary Alice