|Doc Hollywood 1991 PG-13, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Barnard Hughes, Woody Harrelson, David Ogden Stiers, Frances Sternhagen, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda, Mel Winkler, Helen Martin, Roberts Blossom, Macon McCalman, Tom Lacy, Raye Birk, Edye Byrde
Dr. Benjamin Stone (Michael J. Fox) is on his way to a lucrative practice in plastic surgery in Hollywood. Fate steps in on his journey when a car accident in South Carolina brings him to a local hospital in need of a doctor. During his stay in the small town, he falls in love with Lou (Julie Warner) and finds a better purpose in life.
|Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking... 1996 R, 89 min.|
Director: Paris Barclay
Cast: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Tracey Cherelle Jones, Chris Spencer, Helen Martin, Suli McCullough, Darrel Heath, Isaiah Barnes, Lahmard J. Tate, Keenen Ivory Wayans
[Full title: "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood"] In this satire on Afro-American movies, Ashtray's (Shawn Wayans) return to the LA ghetto of his youth provides the opportunity to meet an eclectic bunch of characters–including Loc Doc (Marlon Wayans), Crazy Legs (Suli McCullough), Preach (Chris Spencer), and Dashiki (Tracey Cherellle Jones).
|A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich 1978 PG, 105 min.|
Director: Ralph Nelson
Cast: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Larry B. Scott, Helen Martin, Glynn Turman, David Groh, Kevin Hooks, Harold Sylvester, Bill Cobbs, Kenneth Green, Erin Blunt, Claire Brenner, Arthur French, Sheila Wills, Arnold Johnson
The focus of this film is Benjie (Larry B. Scott), a 16-year-old boy who becomes addicted to drugs. After Benjie's ghetto parents, Butler and Sweets (Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson), and his grandmother (Helen Martin) become alienated from him, Benjie relies on a social worker (Claire Brenner) for help in dealing with his addiction.
|House Party 2 1991 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Doug McHenry
Cast: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Iman, Paul Anthony, Queen Latifah, Tony Burton, William Schallert, Martin Lawrence, Helen Martin, Bowlegged Lou, B-Fine, Kamron, Whoopi Goldberg, Georg Stanford Brown
The first time around, the party was given while parents were away. Now, Kid (Christopher Reid) is in college but has loaned Play (Christopher Martin) money and is broke–but determined to find money for his college tuition. Play comes up with the solution: throw an all-night pajama party jam to raise funds to pay off the loan. Whoopi Goldberg makes a brief, comic appearance.
|I Got the Hook Up 1998 R, 95 min.|
Director: Michael Martin
Cast: Master P, Anthony Johnson, Gretchen Palmer, Frantz Turner, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Anthony Boswell, Helen Martin, John Witherspoon, Ice Cube
Black (Master P) and Blue (A.J. Johnson) happen upon a truck filled with cellular phones and set up a wireless phone business from their van in a parking lot. But, when the phones don't work, the entrepreneurs end up in BIG trouble with their irate customers, local gangsters, and the FBI.
|Kiss the Girls 1997 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Gary Fleder
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Tony Goldwyn, Jay O. Sanders, Bill Nunn, Brian Cox, Alex McArthur, Jeremy Piven, Richard T. Jones, Roma Maffia, Gina Ravera, William Converse-Roberts, Helen Martin, Tatyana Ali
Based on James Patterson's novel, this is a suspense-filled story about Washington, D.C. forensic expert Dr. Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) who is on the trail of a criminal who is abducting people. When he meets Kate McTiernan (Ashley Judd) who has escaped from her abductor, the two join forces, and they work to solve the case.
|A Rage in Harlem 1991 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Action
Director: Bill Duke
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines, Robin Givens, Zakes Mokae, Danny Glover, Badja Djola, John Toles-Bey, Ron Taylor, Samm-Art Williams, Stack Pierce, Tyler Collins, Willard E. Pugh, Helen Martin, Wendell Pierce, T.K. Carter
Place: Nachez, MS. Time: 1956. Slim (Badja Djola) and his gang steal a trunk of gold. But, when the police arrive on the scene, Imabelle (Robin Givens) takes off with the loot while the gang shoots it out. She heads to Harlem with the intention of making some money from her contacts in the area. Her adventures start when she meets an undertaker's assistant (Forest Whitaker) who provides the perfect cover. Before long, the many people who want the gold, including Slim, converge on Harlem and Imabelle.
|A Raisin in the Sun 1989 TV, 170 min.|
Director: Bill Duke
Cast: Esther Rolle, Danny Glover, Helen Martin, Joseph C. Phillips, Starletta DuPois, Louis Gossett Jr., Kimble Joyner, John Fiedler, Kim Yancey, Lou Ferguson, Stephen Henderson
In the era just before the Civil Rights Movement a poor Black family–Lena (Esther Rolle), her son Walter Lee (Danny Glover), his wife Ruth (Starletta DuPois), and their college-age daughter Beneatha (Kim Yancy)–deals with bigotry as they hope to use a $10,000 inheritance to move out of the projects on Chicago's South Side and move into the all-White suburbs.
|1. Doc Hollywood (1991)|
2. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking... (1996)
3. A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)
4. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
5. House Party 2 (1991)
6. I Got the Hook Up (1998)
7. Kiss the Girls (1997)
8. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
9. A Raisin in the Sun (1989)
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