Search results for "Margaret Avery"

Hell Up in Harlem (1973) RT 13% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Oct 2001

Tougher than Shaft and smoother than Superfly, this high-voltage sequel to Black Caesar explodes with enough action to incinerate New York City. Packed with machine-gun mayhem ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Larry Cohen
CAST:  Fred Williamson  •  Julius Harris  •  Gloria Hendry  •  Margaret Avery

Magnum Force (1973) RT 81% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 2001

"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Mitchell Ryan  •  David Soul

The Color Purple (1985) RT 88% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2003

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Margaret Avery  •  Danny Glover  •  Akosua Busia

Which Way Is Up? (1977) RT 20% / Audience 84%

DVD release: May 2002

Richard Pryor plays three roles - a beleaguered, sex-starved farm worker named Leroy Jones; the farm worker's randy old father Rufus; and the hypocritical town preacher Rev. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Lonette McKee  •  Margaret Avery  •  Morgan Woodward

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

Heat Wave (1990) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Jan 2006

A rookie black journalist investigates the tensions of the Watts section of Los Angeles in the bloody summer of 1965.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Cicely Tyson  •  Sally Kirkland  •  Blair Underwood  •  James Earl Jones

Scott Joplin (1977) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: Jan 2001

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DIRECTION:  Jeremy Kagan
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  Clifton Davis  •  Margaret Avery  •  Eubie Blake

Cool Breeze (1972)

A paroled crook masterminds a $3 million jewelry theft to fund a bank for businessmen.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime
DIRECTION:  Barry Pollack
CAST:  Thalmus Rasulala  •  Judy Pace  •  James Watkins  •  Lincoln Kilpatrick

Riverbend (1989)

A black major (Steve James) and his men are on the run from a rigged court martial and hide out in a small Georgia town where a cruel white sheriff is terrorizing the black ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Firstenberg
CAST:  Steve James  •  Margaret Avery  •  Tony Frank  •  Julius Tennon

Blueberry Hill (1988)

In a small town in the 1950s, Ellie Dane loses her musician father, and her mother suddenly turns away from her. She finds solace in wise jazz singer Hattie Cale and learns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Strathford Hamilton
CAST:  Carrie Snodgress  •  Margaret Avery  •  Jennifer Rubin  •  Matt Lattanzi

Waitin' to Live (2006)

Murdered because he refused to sell his land to a greedy opportunist, Bucko Cassidy (Lee Majors) returns as a ghost to help his grown son, Junior (Derek Hamilton), keep the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joey Travolta
CAST:  Lee Majors  •  Barry Corbin  •  Reginald VelJohnson  •  Margaret Avery

Second to Die (2002) RT Audience 36%

DVD release: Apr 2002

Erika Eleniak as a woman who plans the murder of her husband ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brad Marlowe
CAST:  Erika Eleniak  •  John Wesley Shipp  •  Colleen Camp  •  Jerry Kroll

The Return of Superfly (1990)

DVD release: Mar 1991

This is a sequel to Super Fly (1972). In it, Nathan Purdee is now playing the role of Priest, who was played by Ron O'Neal in the previous movie. In it, Eddie, Priest's old ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
CAST:  Nathan Purdee  •  Margaret Avery  •  Leonard L. Thomas  •  Christopher Curry

Night Trap (1993)

DVD release: Oct 2007

A New Orleans cop tries to track down and stop a vicious and demonic killer whom has sold his soul to the devil for invulnerability and immortality.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David A. Prior
CAST:  Robert Davi  •  Michael Ironside  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Lydie Denier

Meet the Browns (2008) RT 32% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jul 2008

A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  David Mann  •  Tamela Mann  •  Angela Bassett

The Psychopath (1973) RT Audience 44%

The host of a children's TV show is really a psychopathic killer, and when he hears stories from the kids who watch his show about the abuse they get from their parents, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Larry G. Brown
CAST:  John Ashton  •  Margaret Avery  •  Tom Basham

Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

Martin Lawrence leads an all-star cast, including Cedric the Entertainer, Mo'Nique, and Mike Epps, in the hit comedy "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins." When a celebrated TV show ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  James Earl Jones  •  Margaret Avery  •  Joy Bryant

For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story (1982)

This film is the true story of Medgar Evers, a successful insurance agent who moves to Jackson, Mississippi to direct the regional headquarters of the NAACP. Fighting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Howard Rollins  •  Irene Cara  •  Margaret Avery  •  Roscoe Lee Browne

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979) RT Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 1992

The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gilbert Moses
CAST:  Julius Erving  •  Jonathan Winters  •  Meadowlark Lemon  •  Jack Kehoe