Search results for "Yaphet Kotto"

Alien (1979) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jan 2004

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Harry Dean Stanton

The Running Man (1987) RT 61% / Audience 60%

DVD release: May 1999

By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Paul Michael Glaser
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Richard Dawson  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Yaphet Kotto

5 Card Stud (1968) RT Audience 52%

DVD release: Jun 2002

The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Thriller • Western
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Inger Stevens  •  Roddy McDowall

Across 110th Street (1972) RT 80% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2001

In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Barry Shear
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Anthony Franciosa  •  Antonio Fargas

BaadAsssss Cinema (2002) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: Jan 2003

With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Documentary
DIRECTION:  Isaac Julien
CAST:  Larry Cohen  •  Tamara Dobson  •  Ron Finley  •  Pam Grier

Blue Collar (1978) RT 100% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Ed Begley, Jr.

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) RT 20% / Audience 34%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rachel Talalay
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Lisa Zane  •  Shon Greenblatt  •  Lezlie Deane

Midnight Run (1988)

An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Martin Brest
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Charles Grodin  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  John Ashton

Nothing But a Man (1964) RT 95% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Sep 2004

A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Roemer
CAST:  Ivan Dixon  •  Abbey Lincoln  •  Julius Harris  •  Gloria Foster

Raid on Entebbe (1976) RT Audience 66%

DVD release: Oct 2004

Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Peter Finch  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  John Saxon

The Star Chamber (1983) RT 71% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Feb 2005

Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Sharon Gless

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

Young businessman, Thomas Crown is bored and decides to plan a robbery and assigns a professional agent with the right information to the job. However, Crown is soon betrayed ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Paul Burke  •  Jack Weston

Truck Turner (1974) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: Jan 2001

Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Isaac Hayes  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Alan Weeks  •  Annazette Chase

Drum (1976) RT Audience 54%

DVD release: Nov 2014

A mid-19th century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steve Carver  •  Burt Kennedy
CAST:  Warren Oates  •  Pam Grier  •  Ken Norton  •  Isela Vega

Brubaker (1980) RT 75% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2003

The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Jane Alexander  •  Morgan Freeman

Eye of the Tiger (1986) RT Audience 45%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Buck (Gary Busey) is a Vietnam vet, recently released from prison. He returns home to discover the town being terrorized by a vicious motorcycle gang. When the bikers murder ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard C. Sarafian
CAST:  Gary Busey  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Denise Galik

Desperado (1987)

Duell McCall finds himself in the middle of a deadly feud in a small mining town. Framed for the murder of Sheriff John Whaley, McCall is forced to wander the wild frontier ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Virgil W. Vogel
CAST:  Alex McArthur  •  David Warner  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Donald Moffat

Prime Target (1989)

DVD release: Apr 1992

An inspector is researching a number of murders on police officers in New York. During his research he starts suspecting that the serial killer is a police officer as well.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Robert L. Collins
CAST:  Angie Dickinson  •  Joseph Bologna  •  David Soul  •  Yaphet Kotto

Women of San Quentin (1983)

A young female prison guard finds out that her first assignment is to San Quentin, one of the toughest prisons in the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Graham
CAST:  Stella Stevens  •  Debbie Allen  •  Héctor Elizondo  •  Amy Steel