Latest Titles With Sonny Jim Gaines


1. The Fighting Temptations (2003)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.5
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53 Metascore

A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé Knowles, Mike Epps, Nigel Washington

Votes: 5,889 | Gross: $30.24M

2. New York Undercover (1994–1998)
Episode: Man's Best Friend (1995)

43 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael DeLorenzo, Malik Yoba, Patti D'Arbanville, Lauren Luna Vélez

Votes: 6

3. New York Undercover (1994–1998)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Drugs, robbery, corruption, rape, murder. Cops versus criminals. The undercover war has started. Welcome to New York City.

Stars: Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, Patti D'Arbanville, Lauren Luna Vélez

Votes: 1,446

4. New York Undercover (1994–1998)
Episode: Tasha (1994)

43 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Director: Jace Alexander | Stars: Michael DeLorenzo, Malik Yoba, Patti D'Arbanville, Fatima Faloye

Votes: 7

5. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: White Rabbit (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A conservative suburban wife and mother turns out to be a fugitive student radical who was involved in an armored car heist and murder of a police officer 23 years earlier.

Director: Steven Robman | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 120

6. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 60,686 | Gross: $100.77M

7. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 65,497 | Gross: $48.17M

8. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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45 Metascore

A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 12,483 | Gross: $46.67M

9. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 25,563

10. Death of a Prophet (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, History

5.0
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After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation... See full summary »

Director: Woodie King Jr. | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Yolanda King, Mansoor Najee-ullah, Sam Singleton

Votes: 184

11. The Sophisticated Gents (1981– )

240 min | Drama

8.2
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Successful black men who were saved from the streets as teenagers come together in a reunion to honor their mentor.

Stars: Sonny Jim Gaines, Paul Winfield, Bernie Casey, Roosevelt Grier

Votes: 56

12. The Sophisticated Gents (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1981)

Drama

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Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Sonny Jim Gaines, Paul Winfield, Bernie Casey, Roosevelt Grier

13. The Sophisticated Gents (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1981)

Drama

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Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Sonny Jim Gaines, Paul Winfield, Bernie Casey, Roosevelt Grier

14. The Sophisticated Gents (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1981)

Drama

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Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Sonny Jim Gaines, Paul Winfield, Bernie Casey, Roosevelt Grier

15. Sanford (1980–1981)
Episode: Jury Duty (1981)

Comedy

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In this spoof of "12 Angry Men," Fred is the lone juror unwilling to cast a guilty verdict in a murder trial.

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Redd Foxx, Dennis Burkley, Clinton Derricks-Carroll, LaWanda Page

16. Sanford (1980–1981)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Further adventures of Fred Sanford. The old cast is here, except Lamont. Fred has a new partner and a new girlfriend.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Dennis Burkley, Marguerite Ray, Clinton Derricks-Carroll

Votes: 160

17. Freedom Road (1979 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama

6.2
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Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white ... See full summary »

Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Kris Kristofferson, Ron O'Neal, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 99

18. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Paul Benjamin, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Roger E. Mosley

Votes: 189

19. Julius Caesar (1979 Video)

Drama, History

5.7
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Michael Langham | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sonny Jim Gaines, Earle Hyman, Roscoe Orman

Votes: 37

20. Lawman Without a Gun (1978 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

5.8
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During the 1960s' civil rights movement, a black civil rights worker returns to his small Southern town and runs for sheriff against the incumbent, a popular segregationist.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Clu Gulager, Mary Alice, Barry Brown

Votes: 37

21. Baretta (1975–1978)
Episode: The Snake Chaser (1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Robert Blake, Steve Allie Collura, Ron Dennis, Sonny Jim Gaines

22. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: The Lucky Streak (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Fred and Lamont need to raise $4,000 by Friday or lose the Sanford Arms. Fred plans to parlay his $500 savings into the needed amount by playing poker, betting on horses and letting it ride in Las Vegas.

Director: Russ Petranto | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 29

23. Just an Old Sweet Song (1976 TV Movie)

78 min | Drama

7.5
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A black family from Detroit takes a two-week vacation in the South. The trip changes their lives.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Mary Alice, Edward Binns, Sonny Jim Gaines, Minnie Gentry

Votes: 20

24. Good Times (1974–1979)
Episode: J.J.'s Fiancee: Part 1 (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.9
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J.J. and his new girlfriend, Diana, plan to do more than just go to the prom ... they plan to get married - over their parents strong objections. But there's a dark secret that Diana is hiding from her groom-to-be: She's hooked on heroin.

Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Esther Rolle, John Amos, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter

Votes: 26

25. Good Times (1974–1979)
Episode: J.J.'s Fiancee: Part 2 (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.7
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Thelma finds out that Diana uses heroin when she finds her purse in her room (J.J. had taken Thelma's by mistake). After finding out that the supplier is only in elementary school, it soon ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Esther Rolle, John Amos, Ja'net DuBois, BernNadette Stanis

Votes: 27

26. Baretta (1975–1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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The cases of maverick undercover New York City detective Tony Baretta.

Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Michael D. Roberts, Edward Grover

Votes: 1,286

27. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker, Ja'net DuBois

Votes: 4,090

28. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Fred's feathers get ruffled when an old friend from St. Louis comes to town claiming to be Lamont's actual father.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Whitman Mayo, LaWanda Page

Votes: 52

29. Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

6.5
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In contrast to most of the violence-laden "blaxploitation" films of the period, this low-budget effort eschews exploitation for humanity and domestic drama. Leonard Jackson plays a barber ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Williams | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Clarice Taylor, Leonard Jackson, Virginia Capers

Votes: 277

30. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 5,407

31. If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

7.5
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Life in a black ghetto isn't easy for 14-year-old Billie Jean Sims, who has a father in jail, a blind grandmother, and a brother with a drug habit. Growing up among drug pushers, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Donna M. Bryan, Georgia Burke, Laurence Fishburne, Sonny Jim Gaines

Votes: 23