Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  21 October 1986 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
T.C. Russell (as Howard Rollins)
Adam Prentice
Marvin Gibson
John Lehne ...
Billy Whelan
Ginny Talbot
Johnnie Mae Gibson
Hugh Gillin ...
Phil Barnes
Al Melden
Veronica Redd ...
Momma Melden
Neal Visser
Brian Degan Scott ...
Randy Abel
Johnny Weissmuller Jr. ...
Agent Ed King
Robert Ford ...
Ed Brukoff
Abigail Van Alyn ...
Paulette Branzlik
Mia Simon ...
Tiffany Gibson


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21 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Agent Gibson: Undercover FBI  »

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Lynn Whitfield before her dynamic performance as Josephine Baker
23 October 2003 | by (Decatur, Ga) – See all my reviews

Johnnie Mae Gibson: F.B.I., is a 1986 CBS television fact based movie that starred accomplished, diversified film, stage and television actress Lynn Whitfield. Whitfield plays the title role of Johnnie Mae Gibson, who become the first African American female F.B.I. agent. In this film we see her trials, tribulations, and eventual triumphs. This movie was my introduction into the extraordinary talents of Ms. Whitfield, who later starred in such classics as Josephine Baker and Eve's Bayou.

Johnnie Mae Gibson: F.B.I. also starred Howard Rollins Jr., William Allen Young. They both had appeared in the blockbuster movie A Soldier's Story a couple years before. This movie also starred Richard Lawson who would later appear in Dynasty and All My Children. When t.v. movies of the week dominated television in the 70's and 80's, networks like CBS would seek out character film actors and cast them in routine movies of the week.

I feel this was a balancing process by the networks, accomplished actors + routine stories= good melodramas. I give this movie ***1/2, above average. It is on video. Watch it.

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