|Boyz n the Hood 1991 R, 111 min.|
aka: Boys in the Hood
Director: John Singleton
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Ice Cube, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, Tyra Ferrell, Angela Bassett, Lexie Bigham, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II, Mia Bell, Kenneth A. Brown, Nicole Brown, Ceal, Desi Arnez Hines II
Ten-year-old Tre's (Desi Arnez Hines II) divorced mother Reva (Angela Bassett) allows Tre's father Furious (Larry Fishburne) to raise him as a loving, but stern, father. When Tre (now played by Cuba Cooding Jr.) grows up and attends high school, his friends Ricky (Morris Chestnut) and Doughboy (Ice Cube) have not been as lucky, but Ricky is offered a football scholarship to USC. South-central Los Angeles in the 1980s and 1990s is a war zone, and this offer provides Ricky the opportunity to escape from the neighborhood. Tre is also college bound, but when a gang attacks Tre and Ricky, Doughboy sets out to seek revenge while Tre must decide what he really wants to do with his life.
|Equinox 1993 R, 108 min.|
Director: Alan Rudolph
Cast: Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle, Fred Ward, Marisa Tomei, Tyra Ferrell, Kevin J. O'Connor, Tate Donovan, Lori Singer, M. Emmet Walsh, Gailard Sartain
Henry Petosa and Freddy Ace (both played by Modine) are twin brothers who were separated at birth. They meet and the results make for a good story as they have led extremely diverse lives.
|Lady Beware 1987 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Director: Karen Arthur
Cast: Diane Lane, Michael Woods, Cotter Smith, Edward Penn, Peter Nevargic, Raymond Laine, Tyra Ferrell, Chelsea Benedict, Don Brockett, David Crawford, Maria Barney, Clayton Hill, Kathleen Murray, Zachary Mott, Angela Rosignalo Jones
Katya Yarno (Diane Lane) moves to Pittsburgh where she has a new job as a window dresser for a department store. She exhibits sexy displays, and it is not long before she becomes the obsession of psychotic Jack Price (Michael Woods). He leaves lewd messages on her answering machine and seems to know her every move. When Katya learns Jack's identity, she decides to put an end to his stalking and sets a trap.
|The Mighty Quinn 1989 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Action / Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Carl Schenkel
Cast: Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, M. Emmet Walsh, James Fox, Mimi Rogers, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Keye Luke, Tyra Ferrell, Art Evans, Esther Rolle, Norman Beaton, Alex Colon, Carl Bradshaw, Fitz Weir, Baldwin Howe
Quinn (Denzel Washington) is the chief of police on a Caribbean island where he is trying to find a murderer. Although the clues point to his boyhood friend Maubee (Robert Townsend) who has become a local folk hero, Quinn believes that Maubee is innocent. Quinn is being pressured to solve the case and continues to investigate–even if it turns out that Maubee really is the murderer.
|The Perfect Score 2004 PG-13, 94 min.|
Director: Brian Robbins
Cast: Erika Christensen, Chris Evans, Bryan Greenberg, Scarlett Johansson, Darius Miles, Leonardo Nam, Tyra Ferrell, Matthew Lillard, Vanessa Angel, Bill Mackenzie, Dan Zukovic, Iris Quinn, Lorena Gale, Lynda Boyd, Patricia Idlette
Kyle (Chris Evans) is a perfectionist who is shocked when he finds that his SAT scores are not good enough to get him into the college of his choice. Kyle and his friend Matty (Bryan Greenberg) get together with other seniors–Francesca (Scarlett Johansson), overachiever Anna (Erika Christensen), star basketball player Desmond (Darius Miles) and stoner Ray (Leonardo Nam). They plot to steal the SAT from the Princeton Educational Testing Center in order to assure themselves great scores on the upcoming test.
|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.
|White Men Can't Jump 1992 R, 112 min.|
Director: Ron Shelton
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell, Cylk Cozart, Kadeem Hardison, Ernest Harden Jr., John Marshall Jones, Marques Johnson, David Roberson
Sidney and Billy (Snipes and Harrelson) are good playground basketball players (and hustlers) who team up in a contest for $5,000. They win, of course, that that's not the end of the story. Too long.
|1. Boyz n the Hood (1991)|
aka: Boys in the Hood
2. Equinox (1993)
3. Lady Beware (1987)
4. The Mighty Quinn (1989)
5. The Perfect Score (2004)
6. Poetic Justice (1993)
7. White Men Can't Jump (1992)
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