|100 Kilos 2001 R, 110 min.|
Director: Rod S. Scott
Cast: Glenn Plummer, Dwayne Adway, Suzanne Mari, John Toles-Bey, Ski Carr, Sydney "Big Dawg" Colston, Larry B. Scott, Crystal Scales, Carlos Carrasco, Tracey Cherell Jones, MC Eiht, Datari Turner, Nessa Sims, Bryan Swerling
The scandal of selling drugs to finance a CIA war in Nicaragua is told in this low-budget, weak film. Ricky Ross (Glenn Plummer) wants to work his way out of the Los Angeles slums, and selling drugs is a good way to make money. He forms the "Freeway Boyz" and sets up the drug operation–not knowing that his suppliers are affiliated with the CIA.
|Always Outnumbered 1998 R, 110 min.|
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Bill Cobbs, Natalie Cole, Bill Duke, Laurie Metcalf, Cicely Tyson, Daniel Williams, Alan Wilder, Bill Nunn, Isaiah Washington, Bridgid Coulter, Kevin Carroll, John Toles-Bey, Jamaal Carter, Brooke Marie Bridges
Laurence Fishburne stars as violent ex-con Socrates Fortlow returning to his Watts neighborhood looking for work. Despite his bitterness, he befriends and counsels young Darryl (Daniel Williams) and gets involved in the marriage of his friend, Right Burke (Bill Cobbs).
|Cadence 1991 PG-13, 97 min.|
Director: Martin Sheen
Cast: Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, F. Murray Abraham, Laurence Fishburne, Blu Mankuma, Michael Beach, Ramon Estevez, James Marshall, John Toles-Bey, Matt Clark
Martin Sheen's directorial debut marks this film about U.S. Army Private Franklin Bean (Charlie Sheen) who is tossed into the brig and befriends fellow prisoners (all Black). Together, they fend off racial bigot Sergeant McKinney (Martin Sheen).
|Dude, Where's My Car? 2000 PG-13, 84 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Sci-Fi / Mystery
Director: Danny Leiner
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Kristy Swanson, Jennifer Garner, Marla Sokoloff, Hal Sparks, David Herman, Charlie O'Connell, Turtle, Kevin Christy, John Toles-Bey, Christian Middelthon, John Melendez, Teressa Tunney, Linda Porter
Two stoners–Jesse (Ashton Kutcher) and Chester (Seann William Scott)–wake up one morning after a night of partying, and neither can remember where they parked the car. Locating the missing car is the entire plot of this comedy.
|Joe and Max 2002 PG-13, 120 min.|
Director: Steve James
Cast: Leonard Roberts, Til Schweiger, Peta Wilson, John Toles-Bey, Richard Roundtree, David Paymer, Jurgen Schornagel, Bruce Weitz, Siena Goines, Paul Collins, Daniel Hugh Kelly
Joe Louis (Leonard Roberts) and Max Schmeling (Til Schweiger) were the top heavyweight boxers of the 1930s and 40s, and their rivalry was legendary. But–they were also good friends, and Schmeling, despite being used by Hitler as an example of the superiority of the Aryan race, was against Hitler's regime and worked against the Nazi cause during World War II. This made-for-cable TV entry is the story of the two fighters.
|K-PAX 2001 PG-13, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi
Director: Iain Softley
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard, Ajay Naidu, David Patrick Kelly, Saul Williams, Kimberly Scott, Peter Gerety, Celia Weston, Tracy Vilar, Melanee Murray, John Toles-Bey, Conchata Ferrell, Vincent Laresca
Prot (Kevin Spacey) is arrested at New York City's Grand Central Station after claiming to be an alien. He is sent to a mental hospital where his psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Powell (Jeff Bridges), does not believe him when he tells about coming from the planet K-PAX. Powell becomes obsessed with Prot, but time is running out because Prot tells Powell that he must leave Earth in a few days. Now, Powell is determined to get the truth from him–but can he?
|Leap of Faith 1992 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Richard Pearce
Cast: Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson, Lukas Haas, Troy Evans, Meat Loaf, M.C. Gainey, John Toles-Bey, Philip Seymour Hoffman
This comedy/drama involves an evangelical preacher (Steve Martin) who is determined to con the locals of a small Kansas town, but his partner (Debra Winger) is leery and tries to get him to leave town.
|Midnight Run 1988 R, 125 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Adventure
Director: Martin Brest
Cast: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Foronjy, Jack Kehoe, Wendy Phillips, Lois Smith, Danielle DuClos, Philip Baker Hall, Tom McCleister, Mary Gillis, John Toles-Bey
Robert De Niro plays bounty hunter Jack Walsh who is in search of an accountant, Jonathan Mardukas (Charles Grodin). Mardukas has embezzled $15 million, and, too late, Walsh discovers that not only he, but the Mafia and the FBI are on Mardukas' trail. After Walsh finds Mardukas, but troubles he experiences returning him for the reward make for a very funny movie. Great fun.
|Nature of the Beast 1995 R, 91 min.|
Director: Victor Salva
Cast: Eric Roberts, Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Frank Novak, William A. Temple, Earl Theroux, Lila Garrett, Eloy Casados, Eliza Roberts, John Toles-Bey, Zachary Weintraub
Driving along the Nevada desert, salesman Jack Powell (Lance Henriksen) passes by hitchhiker Adrian (Eric Roberts) only to be confronted by Adrian later in a diner men's room. Adrian will not let Jack out of his sight and uses threats to make Jack take him with him. Meanwhile, the car radio keeps giving out news reports of a serial killer, "Hatchet Man," and Jack believes that Adrian is "Hatchet Man." Adrian has his own opinion of Jack, which is that Jack's metal suitcase contains over one million dollars stolen from a Las Vegas casino. The surprise ending reveals the truth.
|Out for Justice 1991 R, 91 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: John Flynn
Cast: Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach, Jo Champa, Gina Gershon, Shareen Mitchell, Sal Richards, John Toles-Bey, Jay Acovone, Nick Corello, Robert LaSardo, Joe Spataro, Ron Brumbelow, Jack Cipolla, Chic Daniel
A Brooklyn cop, Gino Felino (Steven Seagal), learns that a friend and fellow cop has been killed and finds himself involved with his childhood foe Richie Madano (William Forsythe) who has turned to a life of crime. It is Richie who shot Gino's friend, and, as Gino searches the neighborhood for him, he learns that the Mafia has ordered Richie killed. Now, Gino is even more determined to catch Richie before the Mafia does.
|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 Rift 1990 N/R, 79 min.|
aka: La Grieta
Director: Juan Piquer Simon
Cast: Jack Scalia, R. Lee Ermey, Ray Wise, Deborah Adair, John Toles-Bey, Edmund Purdom, Ely Pouget, Emilio Linder, Tony Isbert, Luis Lorenzo
Finding the cause of the disappearance of an experimental submarine is the mission for another experimental submarine, "Siren II." The crew encounters monsters of the deep during their quest.
|Weeds 1987 R, 109 min.|
Director: John D. Hancock
Cast: Nick Nolte, Rita Taggart, Lane Smith, William Forsythe, John Toles-Bey, Joe Mantegna, Ernie Hudson, Mark Rolston, J.J. Johnston, Anne Ramsey
This is a good story about a convict (Nick Nolte) who pens a play giving him a chance at the outside world.
|1. 100 Kilos (2001)|
2. Always Outnumbered (1998)
3. Cadence (1991)
4. Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
5. Joe and Max (2002)
6. K-PAX (2001)
7. Leap of Faith (1992)
8. Midnight Run (1988)
9. Nature of the Beast (1995)
10. Out for Justice (1991)
11. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
12. The Rift (1990)
aka: La Grieta
aka: Endless Descent
13. Weeds (1987)
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