Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree

Born: July 9, 1942
in New Rochelle, New York, USA
An American actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the 1971 film Shaft and in its two sequels, Shaft's Big Score (1972) and Shaft in Africa (1973).

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Haunting of the Mary Celeste
Title: Haunting of the Mary Celeste
Character: Tulls
Released: October 23, 2020
Type: Movie
Rachel, a concerned researcher, and her team have set out to sea to prove that the disappearance of a family and crew from a merchant ship was for reasons having to do with the supernatural. Her theory that those on the Mary Celeste vanished into a "rift" between dimensions proves true as the boat breaks down and her crew begins to vanish one by one.
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A Family Reunion Christmas
Title: A Family Reunion Christmas
Character: Grandpa
Released: December 9, 2019
Type: Movie
M'Dear and her sisters struggle to keep their singing act together before a church Christmas pageant while Grandpa teaches the kids a valuable lesson.
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Shaft
Title: Shaft
Character: John Shaft, Sr.
Released: June 14, 2019
Type: Movie
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly.
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What Men Want
Title: What Men Want
Character: Skip Davis
Released: February 8, 2019
Type: Movie
Magically able to hear what men are thinking, a sports agent uses her newfound ability to turn the tables on her overbearing male colleagues.
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Title: Lethal Weapon
Character: Don Bennett
Released: September 21, 2016
Type: TV
A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.
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Title: The Player
Character: Samuel Letts
Released: September 24, 2015
Type: TV
An action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: the House always wins.
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Collar
Title: Collar
Character: Alonzo Sparks
Released: January 1, 2015
Type: Movie
While his life begins to crumble, TJ Williams's fast fading future is bartered for political gain by his former best friend and boss, a mayor with her eye on a Senate seat and an ambitious activist reverend.
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Title: Being Mary Jane
Character: Paul Patterson, Sr.
Released: January 7, 2014
Type: TV
Mary Jane Paul is a one-woman-show: a successful TV news anchor, and an entirely self-sufficient powerhouse who remains devoted to a family that doesn't share her motivation. Intense drama and unforgettable moments unfold as Mary Jane juggles her life, her relationships, her work, and commitments to her family.
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Retreat!
Title: Retreat!
Character: Henshaw
Released: May 25, 2012
Type: Movie
Inspired by war films from the 1950's, Retreat! tells the story of nine U.S. Soldiers who were forced to retreat into unknown territories deep in the heart of Korea.
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The Confidant
Title: The Confidant
Character: Claude
Released: August 24, 2010
Type: Movie
The feature weaves an intricate tale about childhood best-friends that have an unusually strong bond and a more intriguing secret. Both young men are on the right path to promising futures, a first round NFL draft pick, and a talented art major on a full scholarship. A complicated web of lies, gambling, murder and a pact between friends sends an innocent friend to prison and the other to fame. After spending eleven years in prison, the innocent comes to collect a debt and is determined to have the life he was promised... by any means necessary.
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Whatever She Wants
Title: Whatever She Wants
Character: Theodore Wolf
Released: February 2, 2010
Type: Movie
Whatever She Wants is the story about one woman s determination to rediscover who she really is... Vivian Wolf (Vivica A. Fox) has suffered one heartbreak too many and has no room left for unfulfilling relationships. Now she has come up with the solution to every woman s problem, a private club called Whatever She Wants where men have to qualify to get in.
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Diary of a Single Mom
Title: Diary of a Single Mom
Character: Lou Bailey
Released: January 27, 2009
Type: Movie
Ocean (Monica Calhoun), a 27-year-old highly-motivated mother has found her calling in managing a neighborhood apartment building along with the residents and the problems found within. As she struggles with a new job, a new home, her own children, a difficult niece, and the issues of other tenants, all within learn something about taking action and using compassion in their own lives.
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Set Apart
Title: Set Apart
Character: J.T.
Released: January 19, 2009
Type: Movie
Four troubled, inner city kids get a western-style shot at redemption when a cowboy pastor invites them to his country ranch and offers them a chance to put their lives in perspective. Korina, Rey, Anthony, and Marcus all grew up on the streets. Every decision they make in that volatile environment could affect the rest of their lives. Pastor John Gunn (John Schneider) runs the Power Company Kids' ministry, an organization dedicated to giving at-risk kids the tools they need to build brighter futures. He's convinced that the four teens would benefit from going back to the basics and experiencing the cowboy lifestyle, and with a little help from ranch owners Randy and Heidi Gunn, Pastor Gunn shows the kids that there's much more to life than hustling on the streets. Though reluctant to participate at first, the kids quickly adjust to their new surroundings as their eyes are opened to a whole new world of opportunity.
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Ladies of the House
Title: Ladies of the House
Released: October 18, 2008
Type: Movie
When three women are asked to refurbish a house for their church, they find that they must break down their own self-perception in order to build something together. Birdie (Pam Grier) can't get along with her husband, Rose (Florence Henderson) doesn't want to do anything without her husband, and Elizabeth (Donna Mills) has everything she wants, but nothing to call her own. Filled with heart, humor and hammers, Ladies of the House follows three women who find out that their construction project will mend each of their personal lives in ways they never expected.
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Title: The Mentalist
Character: Floyd Benton
Released: September 23, 2008
Type: TV
Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
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Speed Racer
Title: Speed Racer
Character: Ben Burns
Released: May 7, 2008
Type: Movie
Speed Racer is the tale of a young and brilliant racing driver. When corruption in the racing leagues costs his brother his life, he must team up with the police and the mysterious Racer X to bring an end to the corruption and criminal activities. Inspired by the cartoon series.
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Point of Entry
Title: Point of Entry
Character: Det. Miles Porter
Released: November 3, 2007
Type: Movie
The Alden family move to a gated community after Kathy (Combs) was attacked
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Title: Lincoln Heights
Released: January 8, 2007
Type: TV
Eddie Sutton is a dedicated police officer, his wife Jenn, a devoted nurse, but their most important job is as parents to their three teenage children Cassie, Tay and Lizzie. They're your everyday American family living in the suburbs of Southern California, but the Suttons are thrown for a loop when Eddie decides to move his wife and three kids to the inner-city neighborhood where he grew up.
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Title: Heroes
Character: Charles Deveaux
Released: September 25, 2006
Type: TV
Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.
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Title: Blade: The Series
Released: June 28, 2006
Type: TV
Blade is a half-man, half-vampire who employs his extraordinary powers in a crusade to save mankind from the demonic creatures who walk the night. Set in Detroit, Blade investigates the vampire house of Chthon. Along the way he forms an uneasy alliance with Krista Starr, a former military veteran who becomes entrenched in the world of vampires while investigating the murder of her twin brother.
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Brick
Title: Brick
Character: Assistant V.P. Trueman
Released: March 31, 2006
Type: Movie
A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
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Wild Seven
Title: Wild Seven
Character: Lee Marvin
Released: January 1, 2006
Type: Movie
In this darkly karmic vision of Arizona, a man who breathes nothing but ill will begins a noxious domino effect as quickly as an uncontrollable virus kills. As he exits Arizona State Penn after twenty-one long years, Wilson has only one thing on the brain, leveling the score with career criminal, Mackey Willis.
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Painkiller Jane
Title: Painkiller Jane
Character: Colonel Watts
Released: December 10, 2005
Type: Movie
Jane, a young soldier, is exposed to a biochemical weapon that endows her with self-healing powers. She uses her abilities to fight crime while eluding the military.
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Title: Close to Home
Released: September 20, 2005
Type: TV
Close to Home is an American crime drama television series co-produced by Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS. While in pre-production the series was known as American Crime. It first aired from October 4, 2005 to May 11, 2007 and starred actress Jennifer Finnigan as Annabeth Chase, a Deputy Prosecutor for Marion County, Indiana. Created by Jim Leonard, the series was primarily filmed in Southern California. The score composer was Michael A. Levine. On May 16, 2007, the series was officially canceled by CBS.
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Title: The Closer
Character: Col. D.B. Walter
Released: June 13, 2005
Type: TV
Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the wrong way, but her reputation as one of the world's best interrogator eventually wins over even her toughest critics.
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Title: Grey's Anatomy
Released: March 27, 2005
Type: TV
Follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
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Max Havoc: Curse Of The Dragon
Title: Max Havoc: Curse Of The Dragon
Character: Tahsi
Released: November 10, 2004
Type: Movie
Ex-kickboxing champion turned sports photographer Max Havoc again finds himself in Guam on a publicity photo shoot. Max's helpful ways land him in the lives of the vacationing sisters Jane and Christy Goody who have acquired a rare jade dragon, which belongs to the ruthless Japanese Yakuza who will stop at nothing to get it back. It's up to Max to stop the Yakuza, save the sisters and restore order to the peaceful island.
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Title: Desperate Housewives
Released: October 3, 2004
Type: TV
Looking down on her friends and family isn't a way of life for Mary Alice Young... it's a way of death. One day, in her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, Mary Alice ended it all. Now she's taking us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbors, commenting from her elevated P.O.V.
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Boat Trip
Title: Boat Trip
Character: Felicia's Dad
Released: October 1, 2002
Type: Movie
Two straight men mistakenly end up on a "gays only" cruise.
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Al's Lads
Title: Al's Lads
Character: Boom-Boom
Released: June 29, 2002
Type: Movie
Three Englishmen working as waiters on a cruise ship in 1927 are given a chance to work for the Al Capone gang.
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Joe and Max
Title: Joe and Max
Character: Jack Blackburn
Released: March 3, 2002
Type: Movie
True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
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BaadAsssss Cinema
Title: BaadAsssss Cinema
Character: Self
Released: January 1, 2002
Type: Movie
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 features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.
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Corky Romano
Title: Corky Romano
Character: Howard Shuster
Released: October 12, 2001
Type: Movie
Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veterinarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retrieve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for racketeering charges.
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Title: Alias
Released: September 30, 2001
Type: TV
Sydney Bristow, an agent who has been tricked to believe she is working for the U.S. government, is actually working for a criminal organization named the Alliance of Twelve. Upon learning this, Sydney becomes a double agent for the real CIA.
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Antitrust
Title: Antitrust
Character: Lyle Barton
Released: January 11, 2001
Type: Movie
A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.
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Title: Soul Food
Released: June 28, 2000
Type: TV
Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia D. Henderson, Soul Food is based upon Tillman's childhood experiences growing up in Wisconsin, and is a continuation of his successful 1997 film of the same name. Having aired for 74 episodes, it is the longest running drama with a predominantly black cast in the history of North American prime-time television.
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Shaft
Title: Shaft
Character: "Uncle" John Shaft
Released: June 15, 2000
Type: Movie
New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence will get him acquitted -- especially since he's paid a drug kingpin to kill the witness.
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Title: Rescue 77
Character: Captain Durfee
Released: March 15, 1999
Type: TV
Rescue 77 is an American television series about the professional and personal lives of paramedics in Los Angeles, California. The show aired in the spring of 1999 on Monday nights on the WB network. The creator and executive producer was Gregory Widen, a former Southern California firefighter and paramedic, and the writer of the 1991 firefighting drama Backdraft. His goal for the show was to provide a more realistic depiction of the lives of firefighters and paramedics than previous emergency medical television series such as Emergency!.
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Title: 413 Hope St.
Released: September 11, 1997
Type: TV
413 Hope St. is an American drama series
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Steel
Title: Steel
Character: Uncle Joe
Released: August 15, 1997
Type: Movie
Justice. Safe streets. Payback. Metallurgist John Henry Irons (O'Neal) vows to claim them all when a renegade military reject (Judd Nelson) puts new superweapons in dangerous hands. Helped by an electronics wiz (Annabeth Gish) and an imaginative scrap metal worker (Richard Roundtree), Irons becomes Steel. Wearing body armor, wielding a fearsome electrohammer and riding a gadget-packed motorcycle, he's ready to wage war...if he can fix the untimely glitches in his untested gear. "You all be cool now," the good-guy hero tells two crime victims he rescues. There'll be a lot of thrillin' before Steel himself can start chillin.'
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George of the Jungle
Title: George of the Jungle
Character: Kwame
Released: July 15, 1997
Type: Movie
Deep in the African jungle, a baby named George, the sole survivor of a plane crash, is raised by gorillas. George grows up to be a buff and lovable klutz who has a rain forest full of animal friends: Tookie, his big-beaked toucan messenger; Ape, a witty talking gorilla; and Shep, a peanut-loving pooch of an elephant. But when poachers mess with George's pals, the King Of Swing swings into action.
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Title: Profiler
Released: September 21, 1996
Type: TV
Profiler is an American crime drama that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series follows the exploits of a criminal profiler working with the FBI's fictional Violent Crimes Task Force based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ally Walker starred as profiler Dr. Samantha Waters during the first three seasons, and was later replaced by Jamie Luner as profiler Dr. Rachel Burke during the show's final season. Robert Davi, Roma Maffia, Peter Frechette, Erica Gimpel and Julian McMahon co-starred throughout the show's run. Caitlin Wachs played Dr. Waters daughter for the first two seasons, a role taken over by Evan Rachel Wood in 1998. Profiler shares a similar lead character and premise with the Fox Network series Millennium, created by Chris Carter. Both shows premiered at the beginning of the 1996–97 television season.
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Original Gangstas
Title: Original Gangstas
Character: Slick
Released: May 10, 1996
Type: Movie
A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created the Rebels, returns to Gary to be with his father and, with a little help from his friends, to destroy the Rebels his way.
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Title: Buddies
Released: March 5, 1996
Type: TV
Buddies is the name of a short-lived sitcom starring Dave Chappelle that aired on ABC in 1996.
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Theodore Rex
Title: Theodore Rex
Character: Commissioner Lynch
Released: December 14, 1995
Type: Movie
In an alternate futuristic society, a tough female police detective is paired with a talking dinosaur to find the killer of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals leading them to a mad scientist bent on creating a new Armageddon.
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Se7en
Title: Se7en
Character: Dist. Atty. Martin Talbot
Released: September 22, 1995
Type: Movie
Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.
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Bonanza: Under Attack
Title: Bonanza: Under Attack
Character: Jacob
Released: January 15, 1995
Type: Movie
After a rogue band of Pinkerton detectives led by ruthless Charley Siringo (Dennis Farina) bushwhacks reformed outlaw Frank James (Leonard Nimoy), he seeks sanctuary on the Ponderosa with the next generation of Cartwrights and his former Civil War compatriots (Ben Johnson and Jack Elam). Will Frank's comrades come to his aid or turn their backs on him? Richard Roundtree also stars in this made-for-TV sequel to the popular Western series.
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Title: The Wayans Bros.
Released: January 11, 1995
Type: TV
The Wayans Bros. is a situation comedy that aired from January 1995 to May 1999 on The WB. The series starred real-life brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans. Both brothers were already well-known from the sketch comedy show In Living Color that was aired from 1990 to 1994 on Fox. The series also starred John Witherspoon and Anna Maria Horsford.
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Shadows of Desire
Title: Shadows of Desire
Character: Dunc
Released: September 20, 1994
Type: Movie
A woman is torn between her love for a gentle man, and her secret passion for his dangerous brother.
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Mind Twister
Title: Mind Twister
Character: Frank Webb
Released: March 16, 1994
Type: Movie
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Bonanza: The Return
Title: Bonanza: The Return
Character: Jacob Briscoe
Released: November 24, 1993
Type: Movie
A man with a grudge against the late Little Joe seeks revenge on the Cartwrights and attempts to take over the Ponderosa.
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Amityville: A New Generation
Title: Amityville: A New Generation
Character: Pauli
Released: September 29, 1993
Type: Movie
Photographer Keyes is given an old mirror from an homeless person he photographs on the street, takes it home and gives it a friend. He doesn't know yet that people see horrible things happen to themselves in the mirror and later these things come true. Are these really suicides or is there a demonic force behind the mirror?
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Deadly Rivals
Title: Deadly Rivals
Character: Agent Peterson
Released: June 30, 1993
Type: Movie
A physicist involved in classified military research meets a woman who he begins to suspect is a spy. Her sister is involved with the mob and one of the spies is working with the mob. He unwillingly helps the FBI figure this all out.
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Body of Influence
Title: Body of Influence
Character: Harry Reams
Released: April 21, 1993
Type: Movie
A successful psychiatrist has his world turned upside-down by the appearance of a mystery woman who cannot recall her own past...
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Sins of the Night
Title: Sins of the Night
Character: Les
Released: January 1, 1993
Type: Movie
Jack Nietsche is a hardened ex-con who now works for an P.I. firm, run by Ted Quincy. Quincy's ex-lover is Roxie, now wife to godfather Tony Falcone. In a huge mix-up/double-cross, Roxie plots with Jack to get rid of Falcone and Quincy, one an abusive husband, the other a demented role playing ex-lover, and run away with Jack. But the double crossings don't end there
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Title: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Released: January 1, 1993
Type: TV
Dr. Michaela Quinn journeys to Colorado Springs to be the town's physician after her father's death in 1868.
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Title: Renegade
Released: September 19, 1992
Type: TV
Framed for murder, Detective Reno Raines becomes a fugitive bounty hunter who fights crime while trying to clear his name. His troubles began after he testified about police corruption, leading Lt. Donald Dixon to set him up.
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Christmas in Connecticut
Title: Christmas in Connecticut
Character: Prescott
Released: April 13, 1992
Type: Movie
Elizabeth is the star of a successful cooking show and author of several cookbooks. But when her manager, Alexander sees forest ranger Jefferson, who lost his cabin in a fire, comment on TV about wishing he could get a home-cooked Christmas dinner, he arranges for a special live show on Christmas, for Elizabeth to cook him Christmas Dinner. Only Elizabeth can't cook, and trying to keep Jefferson and the viewing public from finding out on a live show may be a little difficult.
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Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight
Title: Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight
Character: Samuel Stark
Released: January 5, 1992
Type: Movie
Don Wilson returns to the screen as a man unjustly accused of a brutal crime. Within the prison he must fight for survival, freedom and justice.
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Title: Roc
Released: August 25, 1991
Type: TV
Roc is an American comedy-drama television series which ran on Fox from August 1991 to May 1994. The series stars Charles S. Dutton as Baltimore garbage collector Roc Emerson and Ella Joyce as his wife Eleanor.
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A Time to Die
Title: A Time to Die
Character: Captain Ralph Phipps
Released: January 1, 1991
Type: Movie
A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
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Title: Beverly Hills, 90210
Released: October 4, 1990
Type: TV
Follow the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California University after graduation.
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Title: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Character: Rev. Gordon Sims
Released: September 10, 1990
Type: TV
Will, a street-smart teenager, moves from the tough streets of West Philly to posh Bel-Air to live with his Uncle Philip, Aunt Vivian, his cousins — spoiled Hilary, preppy Carlton and young Ashley — and their sophisticated British butler, Geoffrey. Though Will’s antics and upbringing contrast greatly with the upper-class lifestyle of his extended relatives, he soon finds himself right at home as a loved part of the family.
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Bad Jim
Title: Bad Jim
Character: July
Released: April 25, 1990
Type: Movie
A cowpoke buys Billy the Kid's horse and, upon riding it, becomes an incorrigible outlaw himself.
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Gypsy Angels
Title: Gypsy Angels
Character: Dr. Carlson
Released: January 1, 1990
Type: Movie
Vanna White is a stripper who falls for a stunt pilot who develops amnesia after a crash.
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The Banker
Title: The Banker
Character: Lloyd
Released: December 20, 1989
Type: Movie
High-priced prostitutes are being systematically murdered, their corpses mutilated, and a bizarre South American symbol painted in blood is found at the scene. The cop investigating is out to solve the crime before his ex wife, a reporter, becomes the next victim.
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Crack House
Title: Crack House
Character: Lt. Johnson
Released: November 10, 1989
Type: Movie
Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge the killing of his brother by a rival gang. In the course of getting even, Rick is arrested, leaving Melissa without anyone to protect her. She falls in with a crack dealer and quickly becomes addicted to the drug. When she gets sold to a drug kingpin by a minor dealer to pay off a debt, only Rick can save her.
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Night Visitor
Title: Night Visitor
Character: Captain Crane
Released: May 12, 1989
Type: Movie
A teenager (Derek Rydall) insists he saw a satanist (Allen Garfield) kill the call girl next door, and tries to prove it.
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Miami Cops
Title: Miami Cops
Character: Gamble
Released: April 8, 1989
Type: Movie
Richard Roundtree takes on thugs on the streets of Miami.
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Angel III: The Final Chapter
Title: Angel III: The Final Chapter
Character: Lt. Doniger
Released: November 10, 1988
Type: Movie
Molly is now a freelance photographer in New York. She runs across a woman at an art show that looks familiar. She goes to L.A. to find out that this woman is in fact, her mother. She also finds out she has a sister. The reunion is short-lived when her mother calls her to tell her that her sister is in danger and later, gets killed in an explosion. Molly must once again, become Angel to try and find her sister.
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Party Line
Title: Party Line
Character: Captain Barnes
Released: October 1, 1988
Type: Movie
A rich brother and sister are crazed killers. She lures men into her bed, and he attacks them and murders them. A detective is assigned to find the killers and bring them in.
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Getting Even
Title: Getting Even
Character: Dundee
Released: May 24, 1988
Type: Movie
After being betrayed by a fellow Marine and spending five years in a POW camp, homeless Vietnam vet Roy Evans reunites with his commander, Dundee, and is tasked by the FBI to find his betrayer, Slisko, who is suspected of slaying several women. Slisko has also become an arms dealer, and Evans and Dundee endure the trauma of returning to Southeast Asia to apprehend their old comrade
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Maniac Cop
Title: Maniac Cop
Character: Commissioner Pike
Released: May 13, 1988
Type: Movie
In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police search and find a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, suspected of murdering his own wife and the rest of the unfortunate individuals to die by the Maniac Cop’s reign of terror. To prove his innocence, he investigates the case with his partner, Theresa Mallory.
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Title: Beauty and the Beast
Released: September 25, 1987
Type: TV
Beauty and the Beast is an American drama series which first aired on CBS in 1987. Creator Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairy tale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent, a mythic, noble man-beast, and Catherine, a savvy Assistant District Attorney in New York; and a secret Utopian community of social outcasts living in a subterranean sanctuary. Through an empathetic bond, Vincent senses Catherine's emotions, and becomes her guardian.
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Title: A Different World
Released: September 24, 1987
Type: TV
A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional mixed but historically black college in the state of Virginia. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert and mathematics whiz Dwayne Wayne. The series frequently depicted members of the major historically black fraternities and sororities. While it was a spin-off from The Cosby Show, A Different World would typically address issues that were avoided by The Cosby Show writers. One episode that aired in 1990 was one of the first American network television episodes to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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Title: 21 Jump Street
Character: Ben Halley
Released: April 12, 1987
Type: TV
21 Jump Street revolves around a group of young cops who would use their youthful appearance to go undercover and solve crimes involving teenagers and young adults.
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Title: Outlaws
Released: December 28, 1986
Type: TV
Outlaws is a short-lived action-adventure American television series which aired Saturday nights on CBS. Five cowboys are sent forward through time from 1886 to 1986, and fight crime. The original series began as a 2-hour pilot movie, and was followed by eleven one-hour episodes.
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Jocks
Title: Jocks
Character: Chip Williams
Released: November 14, 1986
Type: Movie
The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else.
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Title: Amen
Released: September 27, 1986
Type: TV
Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986 to May 11, 1991 on NBC. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part of a wave of successful sitcoms on NBC in the 1980s which featured entirely or almost-entirely black casts. Others included The Cosby Show, A Different World, and 227.
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Title: L.A. Law
Released: September 15, 1986
Type: TV
L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including a large number of parallel storylines, social drama and off-the-wall humor. It reflected the social and cultural ideologies of the 1980s and early 1990s, and many of the cases featured on the show dealt with hot-topic issues such as abortion, racism, gay rights, homophobia, sexual harassment, AIDS, and domestic violence. The series often also reflected social tensions between the wealthy senior lawyer protagonists and their less well-paid junior staff. The show was popular with audiences and critics, and won 15 Emmy Awards throughout its run, four of which were for Outstanding Drama Series.
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Opposing Force
Title: Opposing Force
Character: Stafford
Released: August 1, 1986
Type: Movie
A group of elite soldiers, including one woman, sign up for the ultimate training mission. The group parachutes onto a remote island, where their objective is to reach the safety zone before the "opposing force" captures them. Everything does not go as expected, and the training mission turns into the real thing.
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The Fifth Missile
Title: The Fifth Missile
Character: Cmdr. Frederick Bryce
Released: February 23, 1986
Type: Movie
The crew of a Polaris submarine, on a training mission simulating an attack on Russia, is stricken by toxic poisoning. One of the poison's effects is to make its victims hallucinate, and the sub's captain imagines that he has been given an order to actually attack Russia. He prepares to do exactly that.
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Title: MacGyver
Released: September 29, 1985
Type: TV
Angus MacGyver works as a troubleshooter for the Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles and as an agent for a United States government agency, the Department of External Services. Educated as a scientist, MacGyer served as a Bomb Team Technician/EOD during the Vietnam War. Resourceful and possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of the physical sciences, he solves complex problems with everyday materials he finds at hand, along with his ever-present duct tape and Swiss Army knife. He prefers non-violent resolutions and prefers not to handle a gun, but will if necessary.
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Title: Hollywood Beat
Released: September 21, 1985
Type: TV
Hollywood Beat is a mid-1980s American television police drama starring Jack Scalia, Jay Acovone, Edward Winter and John Matuszak. The series aired Saturday night at 8:00 p.m Eastern time.
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Title: A.D.
Character: Serpenius
Released: March 31, 1985
Type: TV
A 12 hours miniseries adapted from Anthony Burgess's novel The Kingdom of the Wicked.
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City Heat
Title: City Heat
Character: Dehl Swift
Released: December 5, 1984
Type: Movie
Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but are now bitter enemies. When Murphy's partner is slain they team up again to fight the mob.
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Killpoint
Title: Killpoint
Character: Agent Bill Bryant
Released: December 3, 1984
Type: Movie
An L.A. cop investigating the rape and murder of his wife traces the crime to a psycho biker gang that smuggles guns. He teams up with an FBI agent to stop them and catch his wife's killers.
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Title: Murder, She Wrote
Released: September 30, 1984
Type: TV
An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
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Title: Masquerade
Character: Mean Willy
Released: December 15, 1983
Type: TV
Masquerade is an American espionage television series that aired for a few months on ABC in the spring of 1983.
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Young Warriors
Title: Young Warriors
Character: Sergeant John Austin
Released: August 28, 1983
Type: Movie
After a young woman is gang raped and murdered in a California college town, her brother takes up arms by night with a gang of like-minded vigilantes from his fraternity, brutally punishing any miscreants they catch in a criminal act.
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The Big Score
Title: The Big Score
Character: Gordon
Released: March 17, 1983
Type: Movie
A narcotics detective, played by Fred Williamson, lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer. After a bust gone awry, he's accused of stealing a lost briefcase filled with money and both the mob and the police are looking for him. A ruthless hit man, played by Bruce Glover, will stop at nothing to get what his boss wants; the money!
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One Down, Two to Go
Title: One Down, Two to Go
Character: Ralph
Released: November 19, 1982
Type: Movie
A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy.
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Q
Title: Q
Character: Powell
Released: October 29, 1982
Type: Movie
New York police are bemused by reports of a giant flying lizard that has been spotted around the rooftops of New York, until the lizard starts to eat people. An out-of-work ex-con is the only person who knows the location of the monster's nest and is determined to turn the knowledge to his advantage, but will his gamble pay off or will he end up as lizard food?
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Inchon
Title: Inchon
Character: Sgt. Augustus Henderson
Released: May 4, 1982
Type: Movie
A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.
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An Eye for an Eye
Title: An Eye for an Eye
Character: Capt. Stevens
Released: August 14, 1981
Type: Movie
Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
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Title: Magnum, P.I.
Released: December 11, 1980
Type: TV
A private investigator who works when he wants, lives in a beachfront estate in Hawaii, drives a posh Ferrari, runs up an unlimited tab at a swank bar, and charms attractive women in peril - that's the lifestyle of Thomas Magnum, aka Magnum, P.I.
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Game For Vultures
Title: Game For Vultures
Character: Gideon Marunga
Released: September 17, 1980
Type: Movie
The South African businessman David Swansey is delivering illegal German helicopters to Rhodesia. That makes the patriot Gideon Marunga an angry man.
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Day of the Assassin
Title: Day of the Assassin
Character: Fessler
Released: December 15, 1979
Type: Movie
Treasure hunters from around the world race to Mexico after a Middle Eastern luxury yacht explodes, sending a Shah's fortune and mysterious document to the bottom of the ocean.
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Escape to Athena
Title: Escape to Athena
Character: Nat Judson
Released: June 6, 1979
Type: Movie
During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
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Portrait of a Hitman
Title: Portrait of a Hitman
Character: Coco Morrell
Released: May 11, 1979
Type: Movie
A professional hitman is hired to kill a brain surgeon. However, it turns out that not only are he and the surgeon old friends, but they are both in love with the same woman.
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Title: The Love Boat
Character: Dave Wilbur
Released: September 24, 1977
Type: TV
The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until May 24, 1986. The show starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship's captain. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday night lineup that included Fantasy Island until that show ended in 1984. The original 1976 made-for-TV movie on which the show was based was itself based on the nonfiction book The Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders, a real-life cruise director. Two more TV movies would follow before the series began its run. The executive producer for the series was Aaron Spelling, who produced several successful series for ABC from the 1960s into the 1980s. In 1997, the episode with segment titles "Hidden Treasure", "Picture from the Past", and "Ace's Salary" was ranked No. 82 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. The Love Boat ran for 10 seasons, including specials.
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Title: CHiPs
Released: September 15, 1977
Type: TV
Lighthearted look at the adventures of two Highway Patrol officers in Los Angeles. The main characters are Jon Baker and Frank Poncherello, two motorcycle officers always on the street to save lives.
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Diamonds
Title: Diamonds
Character: Archie
Released: October 22, 1975
Type: Movie
Charles Hodgson is a British aristocrat who decides to become a thief as a way of getting at his twin brother, Earl, a security expert who has built a supposedly impregnable vault in Tel Aviv, which holds a cache of diamonds. For the caper, Charles enlists Archie, a heist expert, and Sally. He also becomes acquainted with an American woman, Zelda Shapiro, who is in Israel looking for a new husband.
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Man Friday
Title: Man Friday
Character: Friday
Released: March 4, 1975
Type: Movie
Englishman Robinson Crusoe, stranded alone on an island for years, is overjoyed to find a fellow man, a black islander whom he names Friday. But Crusoe cannot overcome the shackles of his own heritage and upbringing and is incapable of seeing Friday as anything other than a savage who needs Crusoe's brand of cultural and religious enlightenment. Friday attempts to share his own more generous and unashamed culture, but ultimately realizes that Crusoe can never see him as anything but an inferior being. With that awareness, Friday sets out to turn the tables on Crusoe.
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Earthquake
Title: Earthquake
Character: Miles Quade
Released: November 15, 1974
Type: Movie
Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.
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Title: Shaft
Released: October 9, 1973
Type: TV
Shaft is a series of TV movies that aired along with Hawkins during 1973-74 television season on The New CBS Tuesday Night Movies. The series was based on three films beginning with Shaft, and starring Richard Roundtree as private detective John Shaft. Because it was aired on over-the-air television, CBS felt that the character needed to be toned down. Now instead of working against the police, he worked with them. The series rotated with Hawkins starring James Stewart as a country lawyer who investigates his cases, similarly to his earlier film Anatomy of a Murder. Contemporary analysts suggested that since the two shows appealed to vastly different audience bases, alternating them only served to confuse fans of both series, giving neither one the time to build up a large viewership.
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Shaft in Africa
Title: Shaft in Africa
Character: John Shaft
Released: June 14, 1973
Type: Movie
Detective John Shaft travels incognito to Ethiopia, then France, to bust a human trafficking ring.
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Charley-One-Eye
Title: Charley-One-Eye
Character: The Black Man
Released: April 18, 1973
Type: Movie
A black, Union Army deserter and his crippled American Indian hostage form a strained partnership in the interests of surviving the advancing threats of a racist bounty hunter and neighboring bandits.
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Firehouse
Title: Firehouse
Character: Shelly Forsythe
Released: January 2, 1973
Type: Movie
Tensions arise when a previously all-white firehouse gets its first black fireman.
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Nationtime
Title: Nationtime
Character: Himself
Released: November 1, 1972
Type: Movie
A report on the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, in 1972, a historic event that gathered Black voices from across the political spectrum, among them Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Richard Hatcher, Amiri Baraka, Charles Diggs, and H. Carl McCall.
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Shaft's Big Score!
Title: Shaft's Big Score!
Character: John Shaft
Released: June 8, 1972
Type: Movie
John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
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Embassy
Title: Embassy
Character: Dick Shannon
Released: March 2, 1972
Type: Movie
A KGB assassin infiltrates the American embassy in Beirut in an attempt to eliminate a Russian defector being protected by the CIA.
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Shaft
Title: Shaft
Character: John Shaft
Released: June 25, 1971
Type: Movie
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
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Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location
Title: Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location
Character: Himself
Released: June 2, 1971
Type: Movie
A behind the scenes look at the filming of the movie Shaft (1971). The movie's director, Gordon Parks is seen directing a couple of fight scenes which he wants to get in as few takes as possible due to the set-up time and the danger involved in the stunt work. He is also seen speaking to the composer of the film score, 'Isaac Hayes', about the overlaying of the music over one of those fight scenes, and what he wants musically for another scene involving the lead character, John Shaft, moving through Times Square. The latter would eventually become the movie's iconic theme music. Being a frenetically paced action movie, he also works closely with the film's editor, Hugh A. Robertson.
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What Do You Say to a Naked Lady
Title: What Do You Say to a Naked Lady
Character: Interracial Couple
Released: February 18, 1970
Type: Movie
Candid Camera's Allen Funt secretely tapes people's reactions to unexpected encounters with nudity in unusual situations, such as when a naked young woman casually exits an elevator in an office building, or when the nude male art model breaks the wall between artist and model and has off-the-cuff conversations with the clothed women artists. Funt also secretly tapes the test audience watching the preview film and their responses to it, from outright indignation to warm hearted-praise.
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Nero come il cuore
Title: Nero come il cuore
Character: Rod
Released: December 31, 1969
Type: Movie