MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 43,167 this week

The Answer (1980)

2.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.3/10 from 126 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A Black screenwriter is hired to write the $50,000,000 remake of "The Birth of a Nation."

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 2026 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Answer" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Answer (1980)

The Answer (1980) on IMDb 2.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Answer.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic life.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
Bamboozled (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A frustrated African American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith
Jungle Fever (1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair
She Hate Me (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin
Girl 6 (1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Spike Lee
Clockers (1995)
Drama | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Jules Brown, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Toni Lysaith
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher
Documentary | Short | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

For 13-year-old baseball phenomenon, Mo'ne Davis, the best summer of her life is only the beginning. With the support of her family and passion for sports, Mo'ne stands for girls who want ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Mo'ne Davis, Scott Bandura, Steve Bandura
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ernest Rayford
Edit

Storyline

A Black screenwriter is hired to write the $50,000,000 remake of "The Birth of a Nation."

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1980 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #7.6 (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The 23 Year Old Spike Lee
28 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In the same way that Oscar Micheaux responded to D.W. Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation' by making films from a black perspective, Spike Lee took up the baton and responded in the same way. This film was a statement to say that he would write, direct and produce his own films just like Micheaux and Griffith respectively.


13 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
say what??? canadub
Discuss The Answer (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page