Search results for "Leon Robinson"

Above the Rim (1994) RT 53% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Duane Martin  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Bernie Mac  •  Marlon Wayans

B*A*P*S (1997)

Can two clueless Georgia homegirls with big hearts -- and even bigger hair -- find happiness, fame and thrills in the swank hills of Beverly? Anything is possible when you are ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Martin Landau  •  Ian Richardson  •  Natalie Desselle

Buffalo Soldiers (2001) RT 73% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jan 2004

Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Gregor Jordan
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn  •  Anna Paquin

Cliffhanger (1993)

A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  John Lithgow  •  Michael Rooker  •  Janine Turner

Cool Runnings (1993) RT 75% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2001

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Leon Robinson  •  Doug E. Doug  •  Rawle D. Lewis  •  Malik Yoba

The Five Heartbeats (1991) RT 38% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Jan 2002

In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Robert Townsend  •  Michael Wright  •  Leon Robinson  •  Harry Lennix

The Women of Brewster Place (1989) RT Audience 94%

DVD release: Jan 2001

A multigenerational story of the lives of several black women who call an inner-city tenement home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Deitch
CAST:  Oprah Winfrey  •  Mary Alice  •  Olivia Cole  •  Robin Givens

The Price of Kissing (1997) RT Audience 42%

Pauley Perrette plays Renee, a young woman discovering her own meaning of love. From childhood memories of her mother to her own experiences as a young woman, she struggles to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Vince DiPersio
CAST:  Pauley Perrette  •  Leon Robinson  •  Nicole Eggert  •  Jon Seda

Streetwalkin' (1985) RT Audience 36%

DVD release: Aug 2011

Cookie and her brother run away from their loveless mother in the province and arrive in New York. At the train station Cookie meets the fancy man Duke. With his charm he ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joan Freeman
CAST:  Dale Midkiff  •  Melissa Leo  •  Antonio Fargas  •  Julie Newmar

Spirit Lost (1997) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: May 2002

John Chapman and his beautiful wife Willie have just moved into a seaside village on the North Carolina coast. But they quickly discover that their quaint new house already ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Neema Barnette
CAST:  Leon Robinson  •  Regina Taylor  •  Cynda Williams  •  James Avery

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

A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989) RT Audience 50%

The story of Mary Thomas, the mother of basketball star Isiah Thomas, and how she fought to keep her family together and her sons out of trouble despite the surroundings of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  John Patterson
CAST:  Alfre Woodard  •  AJ Johnson  •  Jamey Sheridan  •  Harry Lennix

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.

Friends & Lovers (2005)

Based on the best-selling novel by author Eric Jerome Dickey, this funny and insightful drama follows four African-Americans, detailing the relationship trials and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Je'Caryous Johnson
CAST:  Monica Calhoun  •  Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.  •  Mel Jackson  •  Arnez J.

Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (1996)

This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
CAST:  Al Freeman, Jr.  •  Phylicia Rashād  •  Paula Kelly  •  Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Sole Survivor (1984) RT Audience 55%

DVD release: Apr 2008

Denise Watson is a TV station worker who is the only survivor of a unexplained airplane crash in which she is completely unharmed. Denise becomes haunted by feelings of ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Thom Eberhardt
CAST:  Anita Skinner  •  Kurt Johnson  •  Robin Davidson  •  Caren L. Larkey

Side Streets (1998)

In 24 hours, 5 worlds collide in the forgotten neighborhoods of New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Gerber
CAST:  Valeria Golino  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Shabana Azmi  •  Jennifer Esposito

I Really Hate My Ex (2015)

How far would you go to get over your ex? After recent bad relationships with men, best friends Brea, Wendy, and Jessica want answers—so they decide to kidnap their exes and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
CAST:  Shari Headley  •  Chris Spencer  •  Darrin Henson  •  Leon Robinson