|Above the Rim 1994 R, 93 min.|
Director: Jeff Pollack
Cast: Duane Martin, Leon, Tupac Shakur, David Dailey, Tonya Pinkins, Marlon Wayans, Bernie Mac, Byron Minns, Wood Harris, Henry Simmons, Shawn Michael Howard, Iris Little Thomas, Michael Rispoli, Eric Nies, Bill Rafferty
Kyle-Lee (Duane Martin) is a high-school basketball star who leaves his team and joins a squad sponsored by drug dealer Birdie (Tupac Shakur). Birdie has an older brother, Shep (Leon), who begins dating Kyle's mother Mailika (Tonya Pinkins), and this upsets Kyle. Kyle begins spending time with hoodlums Moe (Byron Minns) and Bug (Marlon Wayans) and, after violence ensues, is faced with a dilemma: take the easy way out with crime or struggle to make it honestly on his own.
|Dirty 2006 R, 97 min.|
Director: Chris Fisher
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Clifton Collins Jr., Cole Hauser, Wyclef Jean, Keith David, Wood Harris, Robert LaSardo, Lobo Sebastian, Taboo, Khleo Thomas, Aimee Garcia, Nicholas Gonzalez, Judy Reyes, Chris Mulkey, Soledad St. Hilaire
This movie follows a nightmarish 24 hours in the lives of Officers Salim Adel (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and Armando Sancho (Clifton Collins Jr.) who work out of LAPD's gang violence unit. The two cops make a deal with drug dealers that sets off a string of events spiraling out of control as they struggle with decisions between bad and worse.
|Not Easily Broken 2009 PG-13, 99 min.|
Director: Bill Duke
Cast: Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson, Maeve Quinlan, Jenifer Lewis, Kevin Hart, Wood Harris, Eddie Cibrian, Niecy Nash, Cannon Jay, Albert Hall, Jeff Krebs, Nathaniel Carter, Brendon Terrell Ferguson, Kwame Boateng, Henry Brown
Dave (Morris Chestnut), who loves baseball and children, enjoys helping troubled kids as their Little League coach. But, his wife Clarice (Taraji P. Henson) has other ideas. She is a career woman and finds that she doesn't have time for children. The breaking point in their marriage comes when Clarice is injured in a car accident. Her mother (Jennifer Lewis) moves in to help, and the gap widens. Physical therapist Julie Sawyer (Maeve Quinlan) comes to Clarice's aid and gives her the inspiration needed for her healing. Meanwhile, Clarice and Dave drift apart, and Dave becomes emotionally attached to Julie.
|Paid in Full 2002 R, 95 min.|
Director: Charles Stone III
Cast: Wood Harris, Mekhi Phifer, Esai Morales, Kevin Carroll, Cam'ron, Chi McBride, Elise Neal, Regina Hall, Jonas Chernick, Remo Greene
The rise and fall of Ace (Wood Harris) in the drug world of 1980s' Harlem is the subject of this well-acted film.
|Remember the Titans 2000 PG, 113 min.|
Director: Boaz Yakin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst, Donald Faison, Craig Kirkwood, Ethan Suplee, Kip Pardue, Hayden Panettiere, Nicole Ari Parker, Kate Bosworth, Earl Poitier, Ryan Gosling, Burgess Jenkins, Neal Ghant
Set in Alexandria, Virginia, during the Civil Rights era–1971 to be exact–this is the inspirational true story of Black football coach Harold Boone (Denzel Washington) who replaces White Coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton) as part of the integration process at T.C. Williams High School. Coach Boone, with Coach Yoast as his assistant, turns the T.C. Williams Titans into champions, and in the process overcomes racial bigotry at the school.
|Southland Tales 2006 R, 144 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Sci-Fi / Drama / Thriller
Director: Richard Kelly
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Curtis Armstrong, Joe Campana, Nora Dunn, Beth Grant, Wood Harris, John Larroquette, Ling Bai, Jon Lovitz, Christopher Lambert, Mandy Moore, Holmes Osborne, Lisa K. Wyatt
A nuclear strike on Texas has resulted in political and environmental disasters that have caused the United States to institute strict security measures to ward off terrorists. Action-movie star Boxer Santaros (Dwayne Johnson) is married to Madeline (Mandy Moore) whose father, Senator Bobby Frost (Holmes Osborne), is a Republican vice-presidential candidate plotting a national takeover. But, Boxer is kidnapped under mysterious circumstances and now, after gaining freedom, suffers amnesia, can not remember Madeline, and has teamed up with porn princess Krysta (Sarah Michelle Gellar). He is also involved with a Hermosa Beach police officer (Sean William Scott) whose identity has split in two–resulting in twins, Roland and Ronald Taverner. Taverner's efforts to find himself just might provide the key to a dangerous conspiracy.
|1. Above the Rim (1994)|
2. Dirty (2006)
3. Not Easily Broken (2009)
4. Paid in Full (2002)
5. Remember the Titans (2000)
6. Southland Tales (2006)
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