Tag: Forest Whitaker

The Great Debaters (2007) 7.5

The Great Debaters (2007)

Storyline:Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work a...

Bird (1988) 7.2

Bird (1988)

Storyline:Saxophone player Charlie "Bird" Parker (Forest Whitaker) comes to New York City in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict, but his loving wife Chan (Diane Ven...

Freelancers (2012) 4.7

Freelancers (2012)

Storyline:The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many ...

Deacons for Defense (TV Movie 2003) 6.9

Deacons for Defense (TV Movie 2003)

Storyline:The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed Afro-Americans had decided they'd had enough and took...

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) 6.8

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

Storyline:In the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle's (Forest Whitaker) fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key) ste...

First Daughter (2004) 5.1

First Daughter (2004)

Storyline:Samantha Mackenzie loves and supports her parents, US President John Mackenzie and First Lady Melanie Mackenzie, and enjoys the privileges that she has received being the only daughter of the President, but ...

Powder Blue (2009) 6.3

Powder Blue (2009)

Storyline:Los Angelenos meet on Christmas Eve through chance, tragedy, and divine intervention. Velvet Larry is the sleazy owner of the strip club where the glamorous but struggling single mother Rose Johnny dances. Q...

Battlefield Earth (2000) 2.5

Battlefield Earth (2000)

Storyline:In the year 3000, humanity is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the seductive and powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth of its resources,...

The Last Stand (2013) 6.3

The Last Stand (2013)

Storyline:Sheriff Owens is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that lef...

Taken 3 (2014) 6

Taken 3 (2014)

Storyline:Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime,...

Arrival (2016) 7.9

Arrival (2016)

Storyline:Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew m...

Even Money (2006) 5.9

Even Money (2006)

Storyline:Gambling: Carolyn, a novelist, is losing her family's savings at the slots; she's befriended by a close-up magician who dreams of making it big. A murdered bookie has the cops focused on Victor, who fronts f...

Burden (2018) 6.2

Burden (2018)

Storyline:When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy resolves to do everything in his power to prevent racial tensions from boiling over. But the m...

Ernest & Celestine (2012) 7.9

Ernest & Celestine (2012)

Storyline:There is a world where the Bears live above ground in their cities and the rodents live below in their underground ones in mutual fear and hate. However, Celestine, an apprentice mouse dentist, finds at leas...

Platoon (1986) 7.7

Platoon (1986)

Storyline:As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.User Reviews: Platoon is a must see. The film that put Stone on the m...

Witness Protection (1999) 7.0

Witness Protection (1999)

Storyline:Would you be willing to walk away from everyone and everything you've ever known in exchange for your safety? This is the question facing career criminal Bobby User Reviews:

Repentance (2014) 5.0

Repentance (2014)

Storyline:An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vi...

Light It Up (1999) 6.8

Light It Up (1999)

Storyline:On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant...

Downtown (1990) 6.0

Downtown (1990)

Storyline:Officer Alex Kearney patrols an upscale neighborhood in Philadelphia, where he pulls over a well-connected white collar executive who promises to get even with the policeman. Soon, Kearney learns that he is ...

Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008) 6.7

Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)

Storyline:With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Ange...

Green Dragon (2001) 5.4

Green Dragon (2001)

Storyline:A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the storie...

Diary of a Hitman (1991) 4.8

Diary of a Hitman (1991)

Storyline:Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waiver. The longer he takes to do the job the more difficult it becomes.User Reviews: Dekker's Dilemma.rnrnDiary ...

The Experiment (2010) 6.5

The Experiment (2010)

Storyline:20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.User Reviews: Decent enough if unremarkable English-language take on Oliv...

Stakeout (1987) 6.5

Stakeout (1987)

Storyline:Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris' confesses, the convict ...