|No Way Out 1950 N/R, 106 min.|
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cast: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Sidney Poitier, Stephen McNally, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Harry Lauter, Stanley Ridges, Will Wright, Jack Kruschen, Mildred Joanne Smith, Harry Bellaver, Dots Johnson, Robert Adler, Ray Teal
Revenge based on racial prejudice is the name of the game in this movie that marks Sidney Poitier's film debut. Poitier plays medical intern Dr. Luther Brooks who is blamed for the death of Ray Biddle's (Richard Widmark) brother George (Harry Bellaver). The Biddle brothers are shot during a robbery and taken to a county hospital. The Biddles are racists, and when Brooks arrives to treat Ray, he refuses treatment because Brooks is Black. George dies while under Brooks' care, and Ray blames Brooks. He calls on his gang to cause violence in the Black neighborhoods, but the Blacks fight back. Ray escapes from the hospital with Brooks as his hostage and plans to kill him. But, Ray's girlfriend Edie steps in and thwarts his plans.
|No Way Out 1987 R, 114 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Roger Donaldson
Cast: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, Howard Duff, George Dzundza, Jason Bernard, Iman, Fred Dalton Thompson, Dennis Burkley, Leon Russom, Marshall Bell, Chris D., Michael Shillo, David Paymer
An American Naval officer, LCdr. Tom Farrell (Kevin Costner), is ordered to the staff of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, D.C., where he meets and has an affair with a local woman, Susan Atwel (Sean Young), who is then found murdered. Farrell is assigned the task of solving the crime and learns about a government cover-up. Susan had been having an affair with Secretary of Defense Brice (Gene Hackman), and he killed her. Brice's aide Scott Prichard (Will Patton) has covered up the evidence and even plants the story that a KGB mole killed Susan.
|No Way Out (1950)|
|Oscar: Best Director for A Letter to Three Wives (1949)|
|Oscar: Best Actor for Lilies of the Field (1963)|
|No Way Out (1987)|
|Oscar: Best Director for Dances With Wolves (1990)|
|Oscars: Best Actor for The French Connection (1971), Best Supporting Actor for Unforgiven (1992)|
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