Search results for "James Brown"


Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) RT 47% / Audience 38%

DVD release: Aug 1998

Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Music
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Joe Morton  •  John Goodman  •  J. Evan Bonifant  •  Dan Aykroyd

Doctor Detroit (1983) RT 40% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Sep 2005

A shy but gentle man named Clifford Skridlow is a professor of comparative literature at the financially-strapped fictional Monroe College in Chicago. A chance encounter with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Howard Hesseman  •  Donna Dixon  •  Lydia Lei

Rocky IV (1985) RT 39% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Aug 1998

After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sylvester Stallone
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Talia Shire  •  Burt Young  •  Carl Weathers

The Blues Brothers (1980) RT 85% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Music
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Belushi  •  Cab Calloway  •  Carrie Fisher

The Phynx (1970) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Oct 2012

A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by communist enemies of the USA.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Michael A. Miller  •  Ray Chippeway  •  Dennis Larden  •  Lonny Stevens

The Tuxedo (2002) RT 22% / Audience 30%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Cabbie-turned-chauffeur Jimmy Tong learns there is really only one rule when you work for playboy millionaire Clark Devlin : Never touch Devlin's prized tuxedo. But when ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kevin Donovan
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Debi Mazar

Undercover Brother (2002) RT 77% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Jan 2003

An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization "The Man" defending the values of the black people in North ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Chris Kattan  •  Denise Richards  •  Aunjanue Ellis

When We Were Kings (1996) RT 98% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 1999

It's 1974. Muhammad Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Foreman is ten years younger and the heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Leon Gast
CAST:  Muhammad Ali  •  George Foreman  •  Don King  •  James Brown

The Hire: Beat the Devil (2002)

The Driver drag-races the Devil, in order to earn James Brown his soul.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Gary Oldman  •  James Brown  •  Marilyn Manson

Ski Party (1965) RT Audience 34%

Remember the beach movies of the sixties? They're back! Well, not quite, but since Avalon, Hickman, and even Funicello appear in this one, it sure feels right. This time, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Alan Rafkin
CAST:  Frankie Avalon  •  Dwayne Hickman  •  Deborah Walley  •  Yvonne Craig




The Real Rocky (2011) RT Audience 71%

DVD release: May 2012

Chuck Wepner is a liquor salesman from Bayonne, N.J., who drives a Cadillac with “Champ” vanity plates. A former New Jersey State Heavyweight Boxing Champion, he took abuse ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Jeff Feuerzeig
CAST:  Chuck Wepner  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Sonny Liston  •  Muhammad Ali

Finding the Funk (2014)

Finding the Funk is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. Starting with Funk's roots in Jazz and the James Brown bands of the '60s we travel to ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Nelson George
CAST:  George Clinton  •  Bootsy Collins  •  Ahmir-Khalib Thompson  •  James Brown

James Brown: Body Heat (2004)

DVD release: Aug 1998

No overview found.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION: 
CAST:  James Brown

James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden: 1968 (2008)

DVD release: Jan 2009

Live at the Boston Garden: April 5, 1968 is a concert film starring James Brown. Recorded at the Boston Garden by WGBH-TV the night after the assassination of Martin Luther ...  (more)

GENRES: Music
DIRECTION: 
CAST:  James Brown

Live 8: Rome (2005)

DVD release: Jan 2006

On 2 July 2005 an estimated 3 billion people came together in the fight against extreme poverty. LIVE 8 - 10 concerts featuring over 1000 musicians from across the globe - ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Richard Ashcroft  •  Elton John  •  Pete Doherty

The Night James Brown Saved Boston (2008) RT Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2009

On April 5, 1968, soul legend James Brown performed a concert in Boston that many say shielded that city from the kinds of devastating riots that ripped other cities apart ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  David Leaf
CAST:  Cornel West  •  James Brown

Soul Power (2008) RT 84% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Soul Power is a 2008 documentary film about the Zaire 74 music festival in Kinshasa which accompanied the Rumble in the Jungle heavyweight boxing championship match between ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
CAST:  James Brown  •  Bill Withers  •  B.B. King  •  Muhammad Ali

T.A.M.I. Show (1964) RT Audience 100%

Hailed by one music reviewer as "the grooviest, wildest, slickest hit ever to pound the screen," "The T.A.M.I. Show" is an unrelenting rock spectacular starring some of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Steve Binder
CAST:  The Barbarians  •  Chuck Berry  •  The Blossoms  •  James Brown

Untitled James Brown Documentary (2014)

DVD release: Nov 2015

James Brown changed the face of American music forever. Abandoned by his parents at an early age, James Brown was a self-made man who became one of the most influential ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Alex Gibney
CAST:  James Brown  •  Bootsy Collins  •  Chuck D  •  Mick Jagger