|Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1985 TV, 105 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure
Director: Peter H. Hunt
Cast: Patrick Day, Samm-Art Williams, Frederic Forrest, Lillian Gish, Barnard Hughes, Richard Kiley, Geraldine Page, Sada Thompson, Butterfly McQueen, Jim Dale, Ann Shropshire, Eugene Oakes, Jason Hankins, Bill Chamness, Hula Duke
This enjoyable remake of the Mark Twain classic is an American Playhouse production. Patrick Day and Samm-Art Williams give fine performances as Huck and the runaway slave Jim. Huck escapes from his brutal, alcoholic father Pap (Frederic Forrest) who had kidnapped him from the Widow Douglas' (Sada Thompson) home. As a means of escape, he joins Jim for the rafting trip down the Mississippi River, and they form a lasting bond. Along the way, they meet con-artists "the King (Barnard Hughes) and the Duke (Jim Dale) and reluctantly are drawn into their schemes.
|Blood Simple 1984 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, Samm-Art Williams, Deborah Neumann, Raquel Gavia, Van Brooks, Senor Marco, William Creamer, Loren Bivens, Bob McAdams, Shannon Sedwick, Nancy Finger, William Preston Robertson
Wealthy Texas bar owner Julian Marty (Dan Hedaya) hires private detective Loren Visser (M. Emmet Walsh) to stalk and then kill his wife Abby (Frances McDormand) and her lover Ray (John Getz) who is one of Julian's bartenders. However, the job does not prove as easy as was initially thought, and Visser runs into more than a few problems accomplishing his assignment.
|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.
|The Wanderers 1979 R, 113 min.|
Director: Philip Kaufman
Cast: Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen, Toni Kalem, Alan Rosenberg, Jim Youngs, Tony Ganios, Linda Manz, Samm-Art Williams, Val Avery, Olympia Dukakis, William Andrews
Based on Richard Price's novel, this parody on 1960s movies focuses on ethnic gangs at a Bronx high school. The gangs–the Irish Ducky Boys, the Baddies, the Wongs, and the Fordham Baddies–come to terms with themselves and each other in this film, which has become a cult favorite.
|1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1985)|
2. Blood Simple (1984)
3. Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole (1983)
4. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
5. The Wanderers (1979)
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