|A Chorus Line 1985 PG-13, 117 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Comedy
Director: Richard Attenborough
Cast: Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges, Sharon Brown, Gregg Burge, Michael Douglas, Cameron English, Terrence Mann, Vicki Frederick, Janet Jones, Alyson Reed, Pat McNamara, Timothy Scott, Mansoor Najeeullah, Jan Gan Boyd, Tony Fields
In this film version of the long-running Broadway show, the off-stage lives of struggling performers are revealed as part of their auditions. While harsh director/choreographer Zach (Michael Douglas) puts those auditioning through their paces, his former girlfriend Cassie (Alyson Reed) appears at the theater to try out for the show, and Zach's own past rises to the fore.
|For Keeps 1988 PG-13, 98 min.|
Director: John G. Avildsen
Cast: Molly Ringwald, Randall Batinkoff, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Conchata Ferrell, Sharon Brown, Jack Ong, Sean Frye, Renee Estevez, J. Trevor Edmond, John Zarchen, Pauly Shore, Michelle Downey, Patricia Barry, Janet MacLachlan
Darcy (Molly Ringwald) and her boyfriend Stan (Randall Batinkoff) are about to finish high school and have been accepted in good colleges. When Darcy finds that she is pregnant, Darcy's mother (Miriam Flynn) tries to talk them into an abortion, and Stan's parents (Kenneth Mars and Conchata Ferrell) try to talk them into giving up the baby for adoption. Darcy and Stan want to keep the baby, but realize that this would jeopardize their college careers. What will the decision be?
|Introducing Dorothy Dandridge 1999 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: Martha Coolidge
Cast: Halle Berry, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Brent Spiner, Obba Babatunde, Loretta Devine, Cynda Williams, Tamara Taylor, LaTanya Richardson, D.B. Sweeney, William Atherton, Don Gettinger, Nicholas Hormann, Sharon Brown, Darrian C. Ford, M.J. Sawyer
The troubled life of Dorothy Dandridge–the first Black woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress (1954's "Carmen Jones")–is insightfully portrayed by Halle Berry. The story begins with Dandridge's early vaudeville acts and continues through her professional triumphs, which culminated tragically in her fatal overdose on prescription drugs.
|1. A Chorus Line (1985)|
2. For Keeps (1988)
3. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
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