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An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Robert Townsend, Craigus R. Johnson, Helen Martin
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A high school teacher from a troubled inner city Washington D.C. neighborhood becomes a super-powered hero and takes on the gang that has been terrorizing his streets.

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Robert Townsend, Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin
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A high school basketball coach tries to turn his team around.

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Esai Morales, Jenifer Lewis
Drama
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Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.

Director: Carl Seaton
Stars: Robert Townsend, Angela Bassett, Victoria Rowell
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Biography | Drama | Music
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The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon
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Bill Cosby is "Far From Finished." In his first special in thirty years, he leaves the audience asking, "How did he get inside our house?" Whether he's talking about friendship, love or ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Bill Cosby, Deana J. Becker, Stephanie Stallaing
Drama
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Union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America.

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Andre Braugher, Charles S. Dutton, Mario Van Peebles
In the Hive (2012)
Drama
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Sixteen-year-old Xtra Keys hopes to raise his son better than his boozy, razor-edged mother raised him, and he just might get his wish when he's thrust into an unorthodox alternative school full of underprivileged boys.

Director: Robert Townsend
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Ratboy (1986)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
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Several shady and shallow people try to profit, one after the other, from a physically deformed teenager whose face looks like a snout of a rodent and who lives hidden in a city garbage dump, alone and miserable.

Director: Sondra Locke
Stars: Sondra Locke, Robert Townsend, Christopher Hewett
Bill Cosby: 77 (Video 2014)
Comedy
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This short film documents all that happened at comedian Bill Cosby's 77th birthday.

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Bill Cosby
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A college professor copes with contemporary fatherhood.

Stars: Robert Townsend, Suzzanne Douglas, Reagan Gomez-Preston
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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Composed by J. Swift (as John Martinez)
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A lawyer's rage sets a bloodbath in motion.
11 March 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is the story of a lawyer (Townsend) who watches as the justice system cuts loose dealers, rapists & killers. One night, in a moment of rage, he puts together a packet, naming a dozen thugs who should be put to death. He then sends the packet to his closest friends-and forgets about it. His rage spent, his suburban life goes on. Until he wakes up one morning, goes to get the paper, shambling towards him is one his friends, drenched in someone else's blood. The slaughter has started. This is Townsend's best film. This is Townsend as a hybrid of Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino. This film grabs you and holds you to the bloody end.


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