|12 Angry Men 1997 TV, 117 min.|
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Courtney B. Vance, George C. Scott, Mykelti Williamson, Tony Danza, Ossie Davis, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Dorian Harewood, James Gandolfini, Hume Cronyn, Douglas Spain, Edward James Olmos, William Peterson, Mary McDonnell, Tyrees Allen
This TV remake of the 1957 original Sidney Lumet film features convincing performances by a strong cast portraying jurors deciding on whether or not to convict a Latino youth (Douglas Spain) of murder.
|Against All Odds 1984 R, 122 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Thriller / Romance
Director: Taylor Hackford
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, James Woods, Alex Karras, Jane Greer, Richard Widmark, Swoosie Kurtz, Dorian Harewood, Saul Rubinek, Pat Corley, Bill McKinney, Allen Williams, Tamara Stafford, Jon St. Elwood, Sam Scarber
Based on the 1947 film "Out of the Past," a love triangle develops when a gambling man, Jake Wise (James Woods), hires injured football player Terry Brogan (Jeff Bridges) to track down his missing girlfriend, Jessie (Rachel Ward), in Mexico. Once Terry finds Jessie in Cozumel, he falls in love with her. But, there is more to Jessie than meets the eye, and there's also a lot of plot out there besides the obvious.
|Beulah Land 1980 TV, 265 min.|
Director: Harry Falk, Virgil W. Vogel
Cast: Lesley Ann Warren, Michael Sarrazin, Eddie Albert, Hope Lange, Paul Rudd, Dorian Harewood, Martha Scott, Paul Shenar, Allyn Ann McLerie, Jenny Agutter, Don Johnson, Meredith Baxter, James Daughton, Grand L. Bush, Ruth Cox
This three-part, TV miniseries based on Lonnie Coleman's novel spans the era from 1827 to the end of the century and revolves around the changing fortunes of two Georgia families before, during, and after the Civil War.
|The Christmas Shoes 2002 TV, 95 min.|
Director: Andy Wolk
Cast: Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Max Morrow, Maria del Mar, Hugh Thompson, Dorian Harewood, Shirley Douglas, Amber Marshall, Rhonda McLean, Jeremy Akerman, John Maclaren, Brian Heighton, John Dunsworth
Maggie Andrews (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) is dying, and her son, Nathan (Max Morrow), has collected tin cans to get enough money to buy Maggie a pair of red shoes for Christmas. A twist of fate occurs when Nathan goes to buy the shoes and runs into frustrated attorney Robert Layton (Rob Lowe)–whose wife, Kate (Maria del Mar), is taking over Maggie's music teaching job–and by story's end, Robert has learned the true meaning of Christmas.
|The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 R, 130 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Lori Singer, Richard Dysart, David Suchet, Dorian Harewood, Priscilla Pointer, Nicholas Pryor, Joyce Van Patten, Rob Reed, Rob Newell, Karen West, Art Camacho, Annie Kozuch
The film, based on an actual case, presents the moral dilemma of two young men who are considering selling secrets of their own government. Intriguing from beginning to end, events are depicted in a relatively unbiased form.
|Framed 2002 TV, 91 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Daniel Petrie Jr.
Cast: Rob Lowe, Sam Neill, Alicia Coppola, Dorian Harewood, Janet Wright, Scott Gibson, Kandyse McClure, Peter MacNeill, Chad Bruce, Stewart Bick, Daniel Boitiau, Kim Bourne, Ryan Rajendra Black, Miriam Bernstein, Philip Akin
This made-for-TV offering follows NYC policeman Mike Santini (Rob Lowe) as he and his family head to the Bahamas for a vacation. There, Mike sees Eddie Meyers (Sam Neill), a fugitive from NY and the head of a money-laundering scheme. Eddie uses all techniques at his disposal to corrupt the honest Mike. Adapted from a 1992 film with Timothy Dalton as Eddie.
|Full Metal Jacket 1987 R, 117 min.|
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Ed O'Ross, Kevyn Major Howard, John Terry, Kieron Jecchinis, Kirk Taylor, Tim Colceri, Jon Stafford, Bruce Boa, Ian Tyler
Based on Gustav Hasford's book, this film follows Marine Corps recruits–Pyle, Animal Mother, and Joker (Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin, and Matthew Modine) as they endure the trials of basic training under tough Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey). The story then moves on to the heat of the Vietnam landscape during the Tet Offensive as they employ the lessons learned in training. This powerful war film adeptly exhibits the rigors of survival.
|Glitter 2001 PG-13, 102 min.|
Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Cast: Mariah Carey, Max Beesley, Da Brat, Tia Texada, Valarie Pettiford, Ann Magnuson, Terrence Howard, Dorian Harewood, Grant Nickalls, Eric Benet
Pop music's Mariah Carey gets her first film role as aspiring singer Billie Franklin who joins forces with a DJ, Julian Dice (Max Beesley). He serves as her producer as well as lover; together they set off on a precarious journey that ends in superstardom.
|Gothika 2003 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Cast: Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton, John Carroll Lynch, Bernard Hill, Penelope Cruz, Dorian Harewood, Bronwen Mantel, Kathleen Mackey, Matthew G. Taylor, Michel Perron, Andrea Sheldon, Anana Rydvald, Laura Mitchell, Amy Sloan
Criminal psychologist Miranda Grey (Halle Berry) awakens in Woodward Penitentiary for Women to learn that her husband has been murdered. Miranda has no memory of the murder but learns that she is the prime suspect. Will she be able to solve her problem?
|Gray Lady Down 1978 PG, 111 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: David Greene
Cast: Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Rosemary Forsyth, Michael O'Keefe, Stephen McHattie, Dorian Harewood, William Jordan, Hilly Hicks, Charles Cioffi, Antony Ponzini, Charles Robinson, Jack Rader
A U.S. nuclear submarine sinks to the ocean's bottom after being run into by a Norwegian freighter. The submarine's Captain Paul Blanchard (Charlton Heston) radios for help, and Captain Bennett (Stacy Keach) coordinates the rescue effort. The rescue begins, and retired Navy Captain Gates (David Carradine) and Mickey (Ned Beatty) descend to the submarine in a two-man, deep-submergence rescue vehicle in a daring attempt to save the crew.
|The Jesse Owens Story 1984 TV, 174 min.|
Director: Richard Irving
Cast: Dorian Harewood, Tom Bosley, Ronny Cox, Georg Stanford Brown, George Kennedy, Debbi Morgan, Greg Morris, Vic Tayback, LeVar Burton, Ben Vereen, Barry Corbin, Norman Fell
Dorian Harewood stars as Black athlete Jesse Owens who won four gold medals and became a star at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi-dominated Berlin.
|Kiss Shot 1989 PG, 88 min.|
Director: Jerry London
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Franz, Tasha Scott, David Marciano, Teddy Wilson, Dorian Harewood, Adilah Barnes, Charles Branklyn, Phyllis Coates, Richard Dupell, Bob Ernst, Kathryn Keats, Eva Gholson, Michael Halton, Chuck L. Hilbert
In this made-for-TV movie, Sarah Collins (Whoopi Goldberg) is a single mother who loses her job. In order to get enough money to pay the bills, she takes advantage of her skills in pool by playing for money. She does well, but more problems arise when she falls for her opponent and realizes that what she is playing for is riding on her next pool shot.
|Levity 2003 R, 100 min.|
Director: Ed Solomon
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, Kirsten Dunst, Geoffrey Wigdor, Dorian Harewood, Luke Robertson, Manuel Aranguiz, Catherine Colvey, Billoah Greene
After 19 years in prison, Manuel Jordan (Billy Bob Thornton) is finally free. Now–through a preacher (Morgan Freeman), a disillusioned woman (Kirsten Dunst), and the sister (Holly Hunter) of the man he killed–Manuel seeks redemption.
|Pacific Heights 1990 R, 100 min.|
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Melanie Griffith, Michael Keaton, Matthew Modine, Mako, Nobu McCarthy, Laurie Metcalf, Dorian Harewood, Luca Bercovici, Tippi Hedren, Dan Hedaya
In order to aid financing the restoration of their San Francisco home, a couple (Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine) rents space in their home as apartments. They get more than they bargained for when their socio-path tenant (Michael Keaton) creates major problems.
|The Pagemaster 1994 G, 75 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Action / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Joe Johnston, Maurice Hunt, Pixote Hunt
Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Ed Begley Jr., Mel Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, Leonard Nimoy, Frank Welker, Phil Hartman, Patrick Stewart, Jim Cummings, George Hearn, B.J. Ward, Dorian Harewood, Ed Gilbert
Richard Tyler (Macaulay Culkin) is a wimp who is teased by the other kids. One day, he falls and loses consciousness at the library. As a result, he slides into the animated world between the covers of books. In his attempt to get back to the real world, Richard encounters adventures with pirates and dragons. The message of this movie: READ BOOKS.
|Polly 1989 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Debbie Allen
Cast: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rashad, Celeste Holm, Brock Peters, Dorian Harewood, Butterfly McQueen, Larry Riley, Ken Page
This Disney musical, made for TV, is delightful fare with Keshia Knight Pulliam in the role of the young orphan who goes to live with her Aunt Polly (Phylicia Rashad).
|Shattered Image 1994 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Fritz Kiersch
Cast: Jack Scalia, Bo Derek, John Savage, Dorian Harewood, David McCallum, Ramon Franco, Michael Harris, Carol Lawrence, Sully Diaz, Michael Shamus Wiles, Patrick Thomas, Kevin Brophy, Donald Burton, Trent Dolan
During his investigation of the apparent murder of businessman Ben Allgood (David McCallum), FBI agent Brian Dillon (Jack Scalia) zeroes in on his prime suspect, Ben's wife Helen (Bo Derek), who, with her boyfriend David (John Savage), had plotted to have Ben kidnapped. Problems lie ahead during the investigation when Brian falls in love with Helen, and he loses his objectivity.
|Solar Crisis 1990 PG-13, 111 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Alan Smithee
Cast: Tim Matheson, Peter Boyle, Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Annabel Schofield, Dorian Harewood, Corin Nemec, Brenda Bakke, Tetsuya Bessho, Paul Koslo, Sandy McPeak, Silvana Gallardo, Dan Shor, Scott Allan Campbell, Frantz Turner
Earth is threatened by a solar flare-up, and scientists on a space station try to explode an anti-matter bomb, named Freddy, on the sun to save the people of Earth. The mission leader, Steve Kelso (Tim Matheson) commands the space vessel, but Arnold Teague (Peter Boyle) is plotting to sabotage the mission and places Alex Noffe (Annabel Schofield) on the space vessel to destroy Freddy. Meanwhile, Steve's father, Admiral "Skeet" Kelso (Charlton Heston), is searching the desert for his grandson Mike (Corin Nemec) who has crashed a plane while going AWOL from his military academy. Mike meets Travis (Jack Palance) in the desert, and they go to Teague's headquarters where Travis is killed and Mike is captured. The Admiral and his commandos raid the headquarters and rescue Mike. Meanwhile, Alex changes her mind, knocks out Kelso, and pilots Freddy into the sun and saves the world.
|Sparkle 1976 PG, 98 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
Director: Sam O'Steen
Cast: Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith, Phillip Michael Thomas, Mary Alice, Dorian Harewood, Don Bexley, Tony King, Joyce Easton, Armelia McQueen, Beatrice Winde, Otis Day, Norma Miller, Talya Ferro, Bob Delegall
Music is the highlight in this movie about three Harlem sisters–Sparkle (Irene Cara), Sister (Lonette McKee), and Delores (Dwan Smith)–who try to climb the ladder to success as rock singers in the 1950s. But, problems develop along the way when two of them get involved in alcohol and drug abuse and gangsters, and only Sparkle gains fame.
|Sudden Death 1995 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Peter Hyams
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Ross Malinger, Whittni Wright, Kate McNeil, Dorian Harewood, Raymond J. Barry, Michael Gaston, Brian Delate, Steve Aronson, Audra Lindley, Michael R. Aubele, Karen Elise Baldwin, Jennifer D. Bowser, Pat Brisson
When the U.S. Vice-President (Raymond J. Barry) attends the Stanley Cup finals, terrorists make him their target. Security guard Darren McCord (Jean-Claude Van Damme) leaps into action after his daughter Emily (Whittni Wright) is kidnapped by the terrorists who take over Pittsburgh's Civic Arena.
|Tank 1984 PG, 113 min.|
Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Cast: James Garner, Shirley Jones, C. Thomas Howell, G.D. Spradlin, Jenilee Harrison, James Cromwell, Dorian Harewood, Mark Herrier, Sandy Ward, John Hancock
Sergeant Major Zack Carey (James Garner) antagonizes the local redneck sheriff who in turn frames Garner's son (C. Thomas Howell) and sends him off to a work camp. The climax comes when Garner makes use of his own tank to rescue his family. Worth watching for Garner's performance.
|The Triangle 2001 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Horror
Director: Lewis Teague
Cast: Luke Perry, Dan Cortese, Olivia d'Abo, Dorian Harewood, Polly Shannon, David Hewlett, Robert Dodds, Matthew Warry-Smith, Victor Clifford, Sonya Williams
Three friends embark on their annual trip, this time to fish on what turns out to be an old tub of a boat. At sea, the ship becomes fog-bound in the infamous Bermuda Triangle, and a luxury liner, which disappeared 60 years ago, appears out of the fog. The group board the liner–a big mistake, since the greeting by the "inhabitants" isn't pleasant.
|1. 12 Angry Men (1997)|
2. Against All Odds (1984)
3. Beulah Land (1980)
4. The Christmas Shoes (2002)
5. The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
6. Framed (2002)
7. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
8. Glitter (2001)
9. Gothika (2003)
10. Gray Lady Down (1978)
11. The Jesse Owens Story (1984)
12. Kiss Shot (1989)
13. Levity (2003)
14. Looker (1981)
15. Pacific Heights (1990)
16. The Pagemaster (1994)
17. Polly (1989)
18. Polly: Comin' Home! (1990)
19. Shattered Image (1994)
20. Solar Crisis (1990)
21. Sparkle (1976)
22. Sudden Death (1995)
23. Tank (1984)
24. The Triangle (2001)
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