|Back in Business 1997 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure
aka: Heart of Stone
Director: Philippe Mora
Cast: Brian Bosworth, Joe Torry, Dara Tomanovich, Alan Scarfe, Aubrey Beavers, Brion James, Aleks Shaklin, Victoria Mahoney, Guy Torry, Michael Clarke Duncan, Nicholas R. Oleson, Wynn Irwin, Trevor St. John, Maggie Egan, Philippe Mora
When police officer Joe Elkhart (Brian Bosworth) is unjustly suspended from the department, he sets out to identify those involved in corruption on the force.
|House Party 3 1994 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Eric Meza
Cast: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, David Edwards, Angela Means, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Bernie Mac, Gilbert Gottfried, Ketty Lester, Immature, Michael Colyar, Chris Tucker, Khandi Alexander, Anthony Johnson, Daniel Gardner, Joe Torry
In this sequel, Kid (Christopher Reid) is planning to marry his girlfriend Veda (Angela Means), and Play (Christopher Martin) is managing the female rap act, "Sex as a Weapon" that he books with promoter Showboat (Michael Colyar) for a show. When "Sex as a Weapon" fires Play, he knows that it will upset Showboat if they do not appear for his show and tries to find a way to get them to perform. Meanwhile, Play arranges Kid's bachelor party, and, of course, after a number of problems, the big bash does take place providing fun for all.
|Lockdown 2000 R, 105 min.|
Director: John Luessenhop
Cast: Richard T. Jones, Gabriel Casseus, De'aundre Bonds, Master P, Melissa De Sousa, Bill Nunn, Clifton Powell, Sticky Fingaz, David "Shark" Fralick, Anna Maria Horsford, Chrystale Wilson, Paulette Braxton, Mike Butters, Joe Torry, Mary Evans
This, at times, brutal prison film follows three friends–Avery (Richard T. Jones), Cashmere (Gabriel Casseus), and Avery's girlfriend's brother Dre (De'aundre Bonds)–who are wrongfully imprisoned after a setup. Each must deal in his own way with the violent gang-controlled environment. Avery, who wants a swimming scholarship gets a good education from his cellmate Malachi Young (Clifton Powell), while Cashmere joins Clean Up's (Master P) African-American gang. Dre suffers the most when he is repeatedly raped. Meanwhile, Avery's wife Krista (Melissa De Sousa) and talent scout Charles Pierce (Bill Nunn) work to set them free.
|Poetic Justice 1993 R, 110 min.|
Director: John Singleton
Cast: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Tyra Ferrell, Regina King, Joe Torry, Roger Guenveur Smith, Billy Zane, Khandi Alexander, Maya Angelou, Lori Petty, Michael Rapaport, Tone Loc
After her boyfriend is murdered, young Justice (Janet Jackson) becomes an L.A. hairdresser and retreats into the world of poetry. Later, she meets postal worker Lucky (Tupac Shakur) and must decide if she is ready to fall in love again. The poetry in this film is that of Maya Angelou who assumes the role in this film of Aunt Jane.
|Sprung 1997 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Rusty Cundieff
Cast: Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Paula Jai Parker, Joe Torry, Clarence Williams III, John Witherspoon, Jennifer Lee, David McKnight, Angela Dickerson, Moon Jones, Loretta Jean, Ronnie Willis, John Ganun, Moon Jones, Ron Brooks
Two couples connect and love in diametrically opposed ways as Clyde (Joe Torry) and Adina (Paula Jai Parker) plot to rid themselves of the other part of their foursome, Brandy (Tisha Campbell) and Montel (Rusty Cundieff).
|Tales from the Hood 1995 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Horror / Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Rusty Cundieff
Cast: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Paula Jai Parker, Wings Hauser, David Alan Grier, Joe Torry, De'aundre Bonds, Tom Wright, Michael Massee, Brandon Hammond, Samuel Monroe Jr., Anthony Griffith, Duane Whitaker, Rusty Cundieff, Lamont Bentley
As three drug dealers Bulldog, Stack, and Ball (Samuel Monroe Jr., Joe Torry, and De'aundre Bonds) sit in a mortuary waiting to receive their drugs, mortician Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III) tells them stories of terror about the deceased bodies lying in open caskets in his mortuary. Each of the four episodes is concerned with the master theme of death and, involve a Black cop (Tom Wright) who seeks revenge from beyond the grave, young Walter (Brandon Hammond) being tormented by a monster, racist Duke Metger (Corbin Bernsen) running for governor and failing to listen to the supernatural being in his home, and criminal Crazy K (Lamont Bentley) undergoing a scary behavioral modification program.
|1. Back in Business (1997)|
aka: Heart of Stone
2. House Party 3 (1994)
3. Lockdown (2000)
4. Poetic Justice (1993)
5. Sprung (1997)
6. Tales from the Hood (1995)
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