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Margaret Avery

IMDB : Margaret Avery - IMDB(nm0001923)

1944-01-20

Mangum, Oklahoma, U.S.

Female

Biography

Margaret Avery (born January 20, 1944) is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Shug in The Color Purple (1985). Description above from the Wikipedia article Margaret Avery, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Movie Name Release Date
The Color Purple

The Color Purple

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

1985-12-18
Magnum Force

Magnum Force

"Dirty" Harry Calahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.

1973-12-24
The Jacksons: An American Dream

The Jacksons: An American Dream

The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show after talent show they soon hit it big when Motown calls. From there they become the now famous Jackson 5. But along the way their success brings trouble and turmoil.

1992-11-15
Which Way Is Up?

Which Way Is Up?

Richard Pryor plays three roles - a beleaguered, sex-starved farm worker named Leroy Jones; the farm worker's randy old father Rufus; and the hypocritical town preacher Rev. Lenox Thomas - and Pryor has never been so outrageously funny. The lives and love lives of these three men cross and crisscross as Leroy tries to get his life back on track.

1977-01-01
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

Martin Lawrence leads an all-star cast, including Cedric the Entertainer, Mo'Nique, and Mike Epps, in the hit comedy "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins." When a celebrated TV show host (Lawrence) returns to his hometown in the South, his family is there to remind him that going home is no vacation! It's one outrageous predicament after another when big-city attitude and small-town values collide in this hysterical comedy critics are praising for its "over-the-top hilarity!" (Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel).

2008-02-08
The Return of Superfly

The Return of Superfly

No overview found.

1990-11-09
Meet the Browns

Meet the Browns

A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time - until a letter arrives announcing the death of a father she's never met.Desperate for any kind of help, Brenda takes her family to Georgia for the funeral. But nothing could have prepared her for the Browns, her father's fun-loving, crass Southern clan. In a small-town world full of long afternoons and country fairs, Brenda struggles to get to know the family she never knew existed...and finds a brand new romance that just might change her life.The story is adapted by Tyler Perry from his stage play "Meet the Browns." Perry will portray Madea and Uncle Joe in the film.

2008-03-21
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.

1979-11-06
Hell Up In Harlem

Hell Up In Harlem

Tougher than Shaft and smoother than Superfly, this high-voltage sequel to Black Caesar explodes with enough action to incinerate New York City. Packed with machine-gun mayhem and riveting adventure, Hell Up in Harlem is nothing less than a modern-day tribute to the classic 30s gangster film. Fred Williamson is Tommy Gibbs, a fearless, bulletproof tough guy who blasts his way from the gutter to become the ultimate soul brother boss. Tommy steals a ledger with the name of every crooked cop and man in the city. Enlisting the aid of his father and an army of Harlem hoods, Gibbs goes from defense to offense, launching a deadly attack on his enemies that sets off a violent chain reaction from Harlem all the way to the Caribbean, climaxing in one of the hottest turf-war shoot-outs in Hollywood history.

1973-12-01
Cool Breeze

Cool Breeze

A paroled crook masterminds a $3 million jewelry theft to fund a bank for businessmen.

1972-03-29
Terror at Red Wolf Inn

Terror at Red Wolf Inn

College student Regina comes back to her room from class one day to discover she's won a getaway vacation at the quiet Red Wolf Inn. Before she can even call her parents to let them know where she'll be, the lodge owners arrange her transport and she soon finds herself with two other young women as guests of a kindly old couple. The place is beautiful and the food is fantastic, but something just doesn't seem right. One of the guests has suddenly vanished, and the hosts are certainly reluctant to have anyone poking around the meat locker. Still, the barbecued ribs are delicious, so what's there to complain about?

1972-01-01
Scott Joplin 1977-12-30
Proud Mary

Proud Mary

A hit woman kills a drug boss only to learn that she has left a boy orphaned. A year later, she saves the boy from a dangerous life on the street but finds herself unable to give the boy or herself a fresh start.

2018-01-12
Riverbend

Riverbend

A black major (Steve James) and his men are on the run from a rigged court martial and hide out in a small Georgia town where a cruel white sheriff is terrorizing the black population. Together with one strong-willed woman they formulate a bold plan to fight for freedom and human rights.

1989-05-01
Waitin' to Live

Waitin' to Live

Murdered because he refused to sell his land to a greedy opportunist, Bucko Cassidy (Lee Majors) returns as a ghost to help his grown son, Junior (Derek Hamilton), keep the homestead in the family. While contending with conflicts in his marriage to Ellie (Rachel Wilson), Junior also has to convince everyone around him that he's not crazy -- because he's the only one who can see Bucko. Barry Corbin costars in this quirky comedy.

Second to Die

Second to Die

Erika Eleniak as a woman who plans the murder of her husband ...

2002-09-27
For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers

For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers

This film is the true story of Medgar Evers, a successful insurance agent who moves to Jackson, Mississippi to direct the regional headquarters of the NAACP. Fighting segregation and racist politics, Evers becomes a leader in the black community.

1982-01-01
White Man's Burden

White Man's Burden

The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While delivering a package for black CEO Thaddeus Thomas, he is mistaken for a voyeur and, as a result, loses his job, gets beaten by black cops and his family gets evicted from their home. Desperate Pinnock takes a gun and kidnaps Thomas, demanding justice.

1995-12-01
Night Trap

Night Trap

A New Orleans cop tries to track down and stop a vicious and demonic killer whom has sold his soul to the devil for invulnerability and immortality.

1993-07-07
An Eye for an Eye

An Eye for an Eye

The host of a children's TV show is really a psychopathic killer, and when he hears stories from the kids who watch his show about the abuse they get from their parents, he starts visiting the parents and murdering them.

1973-09-28
Blueberry Hill

Blueberry Hill

In a small town in the 1950s, Ellie Dane loses her musician father, and her mother suddenly turns away from her. She finds solace in wise jazz singer Hattie Cale and learns that she's inherited her dad's skill at the piano. But she also begins to uncover dark truths about her family's past and the reason for her mother's emotional distance. A rich jazz score accompanies this moving drama.

1988-12-02
Heat Wave

Heat Wave

A rookie black journalist investigates the tensions of the Watts section of Los Angeles in the bloody summer of 1965.

1990-08-13
Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle

Charlotte Furber suffers an accident in which a man loses his life. She suffers amnesia and everybody thinks the man was drunk and therefore responsible, even his own wife, Jean.

1993-01-07