Search results for "Harry Belafonte"

Beetlejuice (1988) RT 81% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jun 1997

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Geena Davis  •  Annie McEnroe

Bobby (2006) RT 46% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2007

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Joy Bryant  •  Nick Cannon  •  Emilio Estevez

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) RT Audience 84%

DVD release: Dec 2003

An old-time crook plans a heist. When one of his two partners is found out to be a black man tensions flare.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Robert Ryan  •  Shelley Winters  •  Ed Begley

Outfoxed (2004)

This film examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news, and provides an in-depth look at Fox News ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Robert Greenwald
CAST:  Christiane Amanpour  •  George W. Bush  •  George Carlin  •  Tom Brokaw

Prêt-à-Porter (1994)

Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

The Player (1992) RT 98% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Jul 1997

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) RT Audience 76%

DVD release: Jan 2011

Ralph Burton is a miner who is trapped for several days as a result of a cave-in. When he finally manages to dig himself out, he realizes that all of mankind seems to have ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ranald MacDougall
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Inger Stevens  •  Mel Ferrer

Uptown Saturday Night (1974) RT 71% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jan 2004

Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby team up in this hilarious misadventure as buddies Steve and Wardell, who head uptown to a swanky nightclub. Unfortunately, thieves hit the club ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Bill Cosby  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Calvin Lockhart

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

A 1970 American documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented in the form of newsreel footage and segments of recordings by Dr. King, framed by ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet  •  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Ruby Dee  •  James Earl Jones

Island in the Sun (1957) RT Audience 52%

DVD release: Jan 2006

Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule. It focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Robert Rossen
CAST:  James Mason  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Dorothy Dandridge  •  Joan Collins

Kansas City (1996) RT 63% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Feb 2005

Robert Altman's story is a riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music. It all takes ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Music • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Michael Murphy

White Man's Burden (1995) RT 24% / Audience 35%

DVD release: May 1999

The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Desmond Nakano
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Margaret Avery

Bright Road (1953) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: May 2012

Based on the story, "See How They Run," which ran in the June, 1951 issue of "The Ladies' Home Journal" and subsequently won that year's Christopher Award. The story was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerald Mayer
CAST:  Dorothy Dandridge  •  Philip Hepburn  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Barbara Randolph

Sing Your Song (2012) RT 95% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2012

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Susanne Rostock
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Marge Champion  •  Fran Scott Attaway

Hava Nagila (The Movie) (2012)

A documentary on the history of the song "Hava Nagila."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberta Grossman
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Glen Campbell  •  Connie Francis  •  The Klezmatics

I Got Somethin' to Tell You (2013)

Acclaimed actress/comedienne Whoopi Goldberg directs and appears in this feature documentary about Jackie "Moms" Mabley, an African-American stand-up comic and show-biz ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Whoopi Goldberg
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Moms Mabley  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Joan Rivers

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990) RT Audience 83%

While the Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Documentary • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Harris
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Carol Burnett  •  John Denver