JTB Brion James - 100 Classic Movies (Action/Comedy/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror)by johntbakken | created - 16 Nov 2017 | updated - 16 Nov 2017 | Public
Brion Howard James was born February 20, 1945 and sadly passed away August 7, 1999 and was an American character actor. Probably best known for his portrayal of Leon Kowalski in Blade Runner, James portrayed a variety of colorful roles in popular films such as Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs., Another 48 Hrs., Tango & Cash, Red Heat, The Player and The Fifth Element.
James' commanding screen presence and formidable physique at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall usually resulted in his casting as a heavy, appearing more frequently in lower-budget horror and action films and TV shows throughout the 1980s and 1990's. James appeared in more than 100 films before he died of a heart attack, aged 54.
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1. Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)
G | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Western
In 1869 Kentucky, a young boy and his friends set out to find a treasure chest hidden by his late father in the Florida Everglades during the Civil War.
2. Blue Sunshine (1977)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?
4. Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978 TV Movie)
PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror, Music
KISS, a rock band made up of superheroes, battles an evil inventor who has plans for destruction at a California amusement park.
5. Wholly Moses! (1980)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Harvey and Zoey, two tourists travelling through Israel, discover an ancient scroll describing the life of Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,615 | Gross: $14.16M
8. Killing at Hell's Gate (1981 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Thriller
A rafting party is terrorised during a trip down the river. The villains are local woodcutters, disgruntled by the fact that their factory is to be closed down.
9. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
PG | 106 min | Western
After he is accused of murdering a lawman in 1901 Texas, a Mexican-American farmer flees and manages to elude a large posse for two weeks before he is finally captured.
10. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 607,960 | Gross: $27.00M
13. Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 195 min | Western
Brady Hawkes, Billy Montana, and Jeremiah Hawkes are on a train bound for a huge gambling event when the train is taken over by a gang of vicious killers in search of money. As ransom, the ... See full summary »
15. Crimewave (1985)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair.
Votes: 4,641 | Gross: $0.00M
18. Enemy Mine (1985)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During a long space war, the lives of two wounded enemies becomes dependent on their ability to forgive and to trust.
Votes: 39,108 | Gross: $4.27M
20. Love Among Thieves (1987 TV Movie)
100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Romantic mystery-heist story about a baroness and concert pianist who is forced to steal some priceless Faberge eggs and deliver them to ransom her kidnapped fiancé in Latin America.
21. Steel Dawn (1987)
R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.
Votes: 4,158 | Gross: $0.56M
22. Cherry 2000 (1987)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In 2017, a successful businessman travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose. He hires a sexy renegade tracker to find an exact duplicate of his android wife.
23. Dead Man Walking (1988)
R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi
After Leila, his boss's daughter, is kidnapped by psychopathic plague victim Decker, chauffeur Chazz teams up with plague-infected mercenary Luger to penetrate the toxic & off-limits Plague Zone and bring her back alive.
24. D.O.A. (1988)
R | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller
A college professor's day: his top student allegedly commits suicide, his wife presents him with divorce papers and he overnights in a freshman girl's dorm. The next day: more murders around him. Will he find the killer in time?
Votes: 8,750 | Gross: $12.71M
25. The Wrong Guys (1988)
PG | 86 min | Comedy
Five former cub scouts have a reunion and go camping on the mountain they never conquered. High jinks ensue due to their childhood enemies and a group of escaped convicts who mistake them ... See full summary »
Votes: 668 | Gross: $1.15M
26. Red Heat (1988)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Votes: 57,372 | Gross: $34.99M
27. Red Scorpion (1988)
R | 105 min | Action, Adventure
A Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself.
Votes: 7,454 | Gross: $4.19M
28. Death Street USA (1988)
R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Horror
Scientists poison the water supply of a small town, turning the residents into homicidal maniacs who kill each other and anybody who passes through.
29. The Horror Show (1989)
R | 95 min | Horror
Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,892 | Gross: $1.74M
31. Circles in a Forest (1989)
92 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Saul Barnard grew up in a family of woodcutters. The woodcutters are scared of the elephants in the forest, but there's one elephant that never seems to threaten Saul. Tired of being ... See full summary »
32. Tango & Cash (1989)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.
Votes: 86,413 | Gross: $63.41M
33. Enid Is Sleeping (1990)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime
Enid is horrible, her husband and younger sister are having an affair. When Enid walks in on them 'enjoying' themselves, she is furious. A fight develops and Enid is hit over the head with ... See full summary »
34. Street Asylum (1990)
R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
John Miller is an politician wanting to become mayor. He founds a group called S.Q.U.A.D. whose mission is to get rid of all street scum by any means necessary.
35. Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jack Cates once again enlists the aid of ex-con Reggie Hammond--this time, to take down The Iceman, a ruthless drug lord operating in the San Francisco bay area.
Votes: 34,509 | Gross: $80.82M
37. Ultimate Desires (1991)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Samantha Stewart is a successful public defender whose life gets turned upside-down one night when a prostitute named Vicki gets thrown out of a limo at Samantha's feet. Vicki slips a ... See full summary »
39. Nemesis (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Alex, a burned out LA cyborg cop, is forced by commissioner Farnsworth to find his former cyborg partner and lover Jared who's about to deliver sensitive data to cyborg terrorists who wish to wage war against humans. Is he being played?
Votes: 4,273 | Gross: $2.00M
40. Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story (1992 TV Movie)
95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
This film is based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos a prostitute-turned-serial killer who preyed mostly on truck drivers.
41. Frogtown II (1992)
PG-13 | 90 min | Sci-Fi, Action
In the sequel to Hell Comes to Frogtown, the Mutant-Frog leader of Frogtown kidnaps a professor and forces him to make a serum that will turn everyone into Frogs, they also kidnap some ... See full summary »
43. Time Runner (1993)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
During the unstoppable alien invasion of 2022, one man flees through a wormhole to 1992 in hope of changing the future. But attempt after attempt is made by someone there to catch and kill him.
44. Showdown (I) (1993)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action
Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose... See full summary »
45. Brain Smasher... A Love Story (1993 Video)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Sam Crain, a professional model, is asked by her sister to smuggle a package from Europe to Portland Oregon, where she discovers that her sister is battling Chinese Shaolin Monks (not ... See full summary »
46. Striking Distance (1993)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.
Votes: 37,196 | Gross: $23.80M
47. Precious Victims (1993 TV Movie)
93 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
Paula and Robert Sims are desperate: their 12 day old baby has been kidnapped. Since there's no trace of the kidnappers, they address the public for help. Their daughter is found dead ... See full summary »
48. The Dark (1993)
R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Something is alive beneath the surface of the graveyard. Something with the power to destroy and the power to heal. One man, a cop, is determined to kill this mysterious creature. Another, ... See full summary »
49. Cabin Boy (1994)
PG-13 | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance