Updated:- November 25, 2005

9)

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

     

Category:

Comedy

Studio:

Warner Bros.

Runtime:

104 minutes (Color)

Date:

1974

Producer:

Melville Tucker

Director:

Sidney Poitier

Screenplay:

Richard Wesley

Music by:

Tom Scott

Cast:

Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, and Harry Belafonte (as Geechie Dan)

Flip Wilson (cameo as The Reverend), Richard Pryor (as Sharp Eye

Washington), Paula Kelly (as Leggy Peggy), Rosalind Cash, Roscoe Lee

Browne, Johnny Sekka, and Calvin Lockhart (as Silky Slim)

Belafonte:

Actor

Outline:

Poitier and Cosby get funny when crooks mess with their money.

Working man Steve Jackson thinks he's hit the jackpot. He and his pal 

Wardell Franklin are living it up at Madame Zenobia's, the poshest after-

hours club in town. They're having a great time - that is until masked 

bandits relieve Madame's guests of their valuables. Safely home, he picks

up the newspaper and reads that he has really hit the jackpot. His lottery 

ticket is worth $50,000. However it is in his wallet which is with the 

thieves. Uptown Saturday Night is a buoyant, bang-up comedy starring 

some of the most uptown talents in movies. Academy Award winner 

Sidney Poitier and Emmy Award winner Bill Cosby play Steve and 

Wardell, who scramble through a rogue's gallery of gangsters, con men 

and babes in pursuit of the missing ticket. Richard Pryor is fumbling 

detective Sharp Eye Washington who always tells a lie. Flip Wilson is the

Reverend, whose "loose lips" sermon will convert the sourest sourpuss. 

Roscoe Lee Browne is all front and no backbone as an oily politician. 

And Harry Belafonte does a priceless Godfather spoof, cotton-packed 

jowls and all, as mob kingpin Geechie Dan Beauford. "Fast, funny and 

immensely likable." (David Elliott, Chicago Daily News)

10)

GRAMBLING'S WHITE TIGER

Category:

Drama (TV Movie)

Production:

NBC

Date:

1981

Exec/Producers:

George Wallach, Max A. Keller

Producers:

Micheline H. Keller, Bert Gold

Director:

Georg Stanford Brown

Screenplay: C. Zev Cohen, L. Potter, W. Attaway

Story:

Based on "My Little Brother Is Coming Tomorrow," by B. Bahrenburg

Music by:

Michael Lloyd & John D'Andrea

Cast:

Bruce Jenner (as JimGregory, football star),

LeVar Burton (as Charles "Tank" Smith, friend),

Dennis Haysbert, Bill Overton, Deborah Pratt

Belafonte:

Plays the part of Eddie Robinson, coach.

Profile:

Hard-hitting true-life story about the first white football player to attend

all-black Grambling University.

Video:

98 minutes

11)

A VECES MIRO MI VIDA (Sometimes I Look At My Life)

Category:

Documentary

Studio:

Instituto de arte e industria cinematografica

Runtime:

79 minutes

Date:

1982

Producer:

Director:

Orlando Rojas

Story by: Orlando Rojas

Belafonte:

Himself

Sinopsis:

La vida del famoso actor y cantante norteamericano, Harry 

Belafonte contada por el mismo, un interesante documental sobre 

una de las figuras mas prestigiosas de la cultura mundial.

Outline:

The life story of the famous American actor and singer, Harry Belafonte, 

as told by himself. An interesting documentary film about one of the most

prestigious figures of world culture.

Video:

Spanish with English subtitles.

12)

BEAT STREET

Category: Hip-Hop Musical Drama
Studio: Orion
Runtime: 106 minutes (color)
Date: 1984
Producers: Harry Belafonte & David V. Picker
Director: Stan Lathan
Screenplay by: Andy Davis, David Gilbert, Paul Golding, Steven Hager

Music by:

Arthur Baker, Webster Lewis

Cast:

Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet, Leon W. Grant,

Saundra Santiago, Melle Mel, Afrika Bhambatta

Belafonte:

Producer and Composer

Outline:

The Bronx is the hippest place in America, as break-dancers, graffiti 

artists, DJs and rap musicians converge for an exciting street scene. 

Photo in middle: Belafonte with Stan Nathan & David Picker

13)

THE PLAYER

Category:

Studio:

David Brown / Addis, Wechsler Production

Avenue Pictures & Spelling Entertainment

Runtime:

124 minutes (color)

Date:

1992

Producer:

David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler

Director:

Robert Altman
Design: Stephen Altman

Editing:

Geraldine Peroni

Story, Screenplay:

Michael Tolkin

Music by:

Thomas Newman

Photography:

Jean Lepine

Exec Producers:

William S. Gilmore, Cary Brokaw

Cast:

Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg

Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson

Belafonte:

Cameo appearance as himself (one of 65 Superstars)

Outline:

The Player dishes up a brilliantly outrageous, celebrity-studded thriller of

murderess obsession among Hollywood's glamorous elite. Starring Tim

Robbins (Bob Roberts, Bull Durham), Greta Scacchi (Presumed 

Innocent) and Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act, Ghost), this suspenseful 

satire ruthlessly skewers Hollywood's dark side with a big boost from 

superstar cameos! When callous movie studio executive Griffin Mill 

(Robbins) starts receiving anonymous death threats from a rejected 

screenwriter, his already shaky career begins to crumble. Finally, his 

desperation drives him to kill ... but did he rub out the wrong writer? 

Relentlessly hounded by a street-wise detective (Goldberg), Griffin falls 

recklessly in love with the dead man's girlfriend (Scacchi). Then the 

mysterious threats begin again - and Griffin is plunged into a plot more 

outrageous than any movie.

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