|Greased Lightning 1977 PG, 94 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Comedy
Director: Michael Schultz
Cast: Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little, Vincent Gardenia, Richie Havens, Julian Bond, Earl Hindman, Minnie Gentry, Noble Willingam, Bruce Atkins, Lucy Saroyan, Bill Cobbs, Steve Fifield, Georgia Allen
This story takes place from the end of World War II until 1971 and is a biography of the first Black stock-car racing champion, Wendell Scott (Richard Pryor). Wendell marries Mary (Pam Grier) and then begins selling moonshine with his partner, Pee Wee (Cleavon Little). Wendell is arrested by Sheriff Cotton (Vincent Gardenia) who is impressed with his driving skills and encourages Wendell to join the auto-racing circuit. Wendell enters the racing world, tries to overcome racial prejudice, and, with help from driver Hutch (Beau Bridges) and also from Pee Wee, Wendell becomes a racing champion.
|Perfect Harmony 1991 TV, 95 min.|
Director: Will Mackenzie, Michael Robison
Cast: Peter Scolari, Darren McGavin, Catherine Mary Stewart, Moses Gunn, Justin Whalen, Eugene Byrd, David Faustino, Casey Ellison, Richie Havens, Cleavon Little, Jeff Cohen, Devin Ratray
In the 1950s, Derek Sanders (Peter Scolari) serves as a choirmaster at a South Carolina prep school where he tries to reduce racial tensions among members of his all-White boys' choir. When one choir member, Taylor Bradshaw (Justin Whalen), befriends orphaned, Black Landy Allen (Eugene Byrd), Derek is impressed with Landy's voice and tries to find a place for him in the choir.
|1. Greased Lightning (1977)|
2. Perfect Harmony (1991)
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