2019
Paul Benjamin
PersonalJune 2019

Paul Benjamin

Paul Benjamin passed away.
2005
Back in the Day
MovieMay 24, 2005

Back in the Day

In BACK IN THE DAY, Reggie Cooper, a young man from …
In BACK IN THE DAY, Reggie Cooper, a young man from the rough side of the tracks who lives with his divorced, affluent father in order to avoid the gang activity that almost claimed his teenage life in his mother's neighborhood. When Reggie reconnects with a recently paroled friend from his past, he slips back into a life of crime with fatal consequences. Reggie becomes involved in the murder of a local preacher and in the aftermath of this crime, he falls in love with the preacher's daughter. Ultimately, he must choose between losing everything he cares about and his lifelong loyalty to his oldest friend. BACK IN THE DAY chronicles the powerful story of one man's search for personal redemption.
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2004
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2004

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "The Station Agent".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2003
Deacons for Defense
MovieFeb 16, 2003

Deacons for Defense

The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like …
The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed Afro-Americans had decided they'd ...
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The Station Agent
MovieJan 26, 2003

The Station Agent

When his only friend and co-worker dies, a young man born with …
When his only friend and co-worker dies, a young man born with dwarfism moves to an abandoned train depot in rural New Jersey. Though he tried to maintain a life of solitude, he is soon entangled with an artist who is struggling with a personal tragedy and an overly friendly Cuban hot-dog vendor.
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Best Cast
Nomination2003

Best Cast

Nominated for "The Station Agent".
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award
2002
The Shield
TV ShowMar 12, 2002

The Shield

The Shield is an American crime drama television series …
The Shield is an American crime drama television series starring Michael Chiklis that premiered on March 12, 2002, on FX in the United States, and concluded on November 25, 2008, after seven seasons. Known for its portrayal of corrupt police officers, it was originally advertised as Rampart in reference to the true-life Rampart Division police scandal, on which the show's Strike Team was loosely based. The series was created by Shawn Ryan and The Barn Productions for Fox Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
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1999
Angel
TV ShowOct 5, 1999

Angel

Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the …
Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David Greenwalt. It aired on The WB from October 5, 1999, to May 19, 2004, consisting of five seasons and 110 episodes. Like Buffy, it was produced by Whedon's production company, Mutant Enemy.
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The Breaks
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MovieFeb 26, 1999

The Breaks

Funny hood movie about a white boy from Ireland who was …
Funny hood movie about a white boy from Ireland who was adopted by a loving, helpful and supportive black family and then was brought up in the predominant black neighborhood and he was the minority. The introduction does great at setting the world and characters up for the easy to follow story that does not require full attention to back able
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1998
Last Rites
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MovieApr 4, 1998

Last Rites

A man (Quaid) is executed in the electric chair for having killed …
A man (Quaid) is executed in the electric chair for having killed several women, but due to lightning striking a transformer at the moment of execution, he survives. As soon as he's well, ...
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1997
Hoodlum
MovieAug 27, 1997

Hoodlum

Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is …
Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket.
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Rosewood
MovieFeb 21, 1997

Rosewood

Ving Rhames stars as Mann, a drifter caught in Rosewood, a …
Ving Rhames stars as Mann, a drifter caught in Rosewood, a town filled with racial prejudice. He ends up aiding the surviving African-Americans escape the town, with the help of a humble store owner played by Jon Voight.
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Vanishing Point
MovieJan 7, 1997

Vanishing Point

When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road …
When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, a former race-car driver and Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get ...
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1994
Drop Squad
MovieOct 28, 1994

Drop Squad

When a secret paramilitary organization of African …
When a secret paramilitary organization of African Americans decides a brother advertising executive is selling out his race on Madison Avenue, they abduct him for "deprogramming." With Ving Rhames, Vanessa Williams.
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ER
TV ShowSep 19, 1994

ER

ER is an American medical drama television series created by …
ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show ran for 15 seasons with a total of 331 episodes, becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history. It won 23 Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which makes it the most nominated drama program in history. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.
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New York Undercover
TV ShowSep 8, 1994

New York Undercover

New York Undercover is an American police drama that …
New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the FOX television network from September 8, 1994, to February 11, 1999. The series starred Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York City's Fourth Precinct who were assigned to investigate various crimes and gang-related cases. The cast also included Patti D'Arbanville-Quinn as their superior, Lt. Virginia Cooper, and Lauren Vélez, who joined the cast in the second season as Nina Moreno, fellow detective and love interest to Torres. New York Undercover was created and produced by Dick Wolf, and its storyline takes place in the same fictional universe as Wolf's NBC series Law & Order, its spin-offs, the Chicago series, and Homicide: Life on the Street.
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1992
Back to the Streets of San Francisco
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MovieJan 27, 1992

Back to the Streets of San Francisco

SFPD Captain Mike Stone is …
SFPD Captain Mike Stone is investigating the disappearance of his old partner Steve Keller.
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1991
The Super
MovieOct 4, 1991

The Super

Louie is a New York City slum landlord who is given 120 …
Louie is a New York City slum landlord who is given 120 days to repair one of his apartment blocks. The problem for Louie is that he must live in the rundown block until the repairs are complete. Louie's father is the real boss, and he has no intention of paying for the repairs. This leaves Louie to live in the squalor his tenants endure all year round.
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The Five Heartbeats
MovieMar 29, 1991

The Five Heartbeats

In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful young African …
In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful young African American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improve, turn pro, and rise to become a top flight music sensation. Along the way however, the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry with it's casual racism and greed while the personal weaknesses of the members threaten to destroy the integrity of the band.
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1989
Pink Cadillac
MovieMay 26, 1989

Pink Cadillac

Skip tracer Tommy looks for bail-jumper Lou Ann. Her crime is …
Skip tracer Tommy looks for bail-jumper Lou Ann. Her crime is marrying Roy, who left counterfeit money in their mobile home and got her arrested. She leaves Roy in his pink Cadillac full of money. His psycho friends want their money back.
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Do the Right Thing
MovieMay 19, 1989

Do the Right Thing

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford …
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.
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1988
In the Heat of the Night
TV ShowMar 6, 1988

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night is an …
In the Heat of the Night is an American police procedural crime drama television series based on the 1967 film and the 1965 novel of the same title. It starred Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as police detective Virgil Tibbs, and was broadcast on NBC from March 6, 1988 until May 19, 1992, then on CBS from October 28, 1992 until May 16, 1995. Its executive producers were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett and O'Connor.
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1987
Nuts
MovieDec 11, 1987

Nuts

A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To …
A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is very disruptive during her court hearings.
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The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains
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MovieOct 31, 1987

The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains

The true story of Robert Elliot …
The true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner who, after being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, attempted two daring escapes.
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A Stranger Waits
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MovieMar 29, 1987

A Stranger Waits

A wealthy widow lives moments of tension when she decides to …
A wealthy widow lives moments of tension when she decides to spend a few days in a beach house of a mysterious young man.
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1986
American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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1985
The Atlanta Child Murders
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MovieFeb 10, 1985

The Atlanta Child Murders

The Atlanta Child Murders is …
The Atlanta Child Murders is a TV miniseries that aired on February 10 and 12, 1985 on CBS. Inspired by true events, the miniseries examines the so-called "Atlanta child murders" of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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Night Heat
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TV ShowJan 31, 1985

Night Heat

Night Heat is a Canadian police crime drama series that aired …
Night Heat is a Canadian police crime drama series that aired on both CTV in Canada and CBS in the United States. Original episodes were broadcast from 1985 to 1989 in the United States, and until 1990 in Canada.
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1983
Deadly Force
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MovieJul 8, 1983

Deadly Force

Stoney Cooper, a former Los Angeles police officer, is at a …
Stoney Cooper, a former Los Angeles police officer, is at a low point in his life. Kicked off the force because of his anti-authority attitude, he now ekes out a living as a freelancer in New York. All this changes when the daughter of an old friend is killed by a serial killer terrorizing L.A. Although almost nobody in his old home town is happy to see him back, Cooper pledges to bring the killer to justice before any more innocent people die.
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1982
Some Kind of Hero
MovieApr 2, 1982

Some Kind of Hero

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is …
A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.
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American Playhouse
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TV ShowJan 12, 1982

American Playhouse

One of PBS's most distinguished series, mounting superb …
One of PBS's most distinguished series, mounting superb dramas and musicals by the likes of (to name just a few) Eugene O'Neill, John Cheever, Lanford Wilson, Mark Twain, Thornton Wilder, James Baldwin and Stephen Sondheim. Perhaps the most memorable (and controversial) presentation: `Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City,' which won a Peabody Award.
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1980
Gideon's Trumpet
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MovieApr 30, 1980

Gideon's Trumpet

The story of Clarence Earl Gideon and his fight for the right to …
The story of Clarence Earl Gideon and his fight for the right to have publicly funded legal counsel for the needy.
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1979
Knots Landing
TV ShowDec 27, 1979

Knots Landing

Knots Landing is an American prime time television soap …
Knots Landing is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on CBS from December 27, 1979, to May 13, 1993. A spin-off of Dallas, it was set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los Angeles and initially centered on the lives of four married couples living in a cul-de-sac, Seaview Circle. By the time of its conclusion, storylines had included rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue, and criminal investigations; and it had become the longest-running primetime drama on U.S. television after Gunsmoke and Bonanza.
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Escape from Alcatraz
MovieJun 22, 1979

Escape from Alcatraz

The true story of Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood), a cunning bank …
The true story of Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood), a cunning bank robber who was sent to Alcatraz Island, the most feared prison in the world. Although nobody had ever escaped from Alcatraz, Frank masterminded this elaborately detailed and, as far as anyone knows, ultimately successful, escape. In twenty-nine years, this seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud, was only broken once by three inmates, who were never heard of again.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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MovieApr 28, 1979

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Based on writer Maya …
Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.
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1978
One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story
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MovieSep 26, 1978

One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story

True story of Ron LeFlore, a …
True story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball.
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1976
Serpico
TV ShowSep 24, 1976

Serpico

Serpico is an American crime drama series that aired on …
Serpico is an American crime drama series that aired on NBC between September 1976 and January 1977. The series was based on the book by Peter Maas and the 1973 film of the same name that starred Al Pacino in the title role. A television movie, Serpico: The Deadly Game, served as pilot and aired in April 1976.
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Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys
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MovieApr 22, 1976

Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys

In 1930s Alabama, nine …
In 1930s Alabama, nine young black men are accused of raping two white women. The judge in the case, unlike the rest of the town, comes to believe that the boys are innocent, and against ...
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Leadbelly
MovieApr 7, 1976

Leadbelly

The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, …
The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he had composed and sung during and before the time he spent there.
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1975
Friday Foster
MovieDec 25, 1975

Friday Foster

Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, …
Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to ...
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Friendly Persuasion
MovieMay 18, 1975

Friendly Persuasion

During the Civil War, a Quaker couple risks their lives by …
During the Civil War, a Quaker couple risks their lives by helping runaway slaves.
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Starsky & Hutch
TV ShowApr 30, 1975

Starsky & Hutch

Starsky & Hutch is an American action television series, …
Starsky & Hutch is an American action television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie (originally aired as a Movie of the Week entry) and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast from April 1975 to May 1979 on the ABC network. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures Television in the United States and, originally, Metromedia Producers Corporation in Canada and some other parts of the world. Sony Pictures Television is now the worldwide distributor for the series. The series also inspired a theatrical film and a video game.
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1974
Police Woman
TV ShowSep 13, 1974

Police Woman

Police Woman is an American police procedural television …
Police Woman is an American police procedural television series created by Robert L. Collins, starring Angie Dickinson that ran on NBC for four seasons, from September 13, 1974, to March 29, 1978.
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The Education of Sonny Carson
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MovieJul 17, 1974

The Education of Sonny Carson

A gifted young man is caught …
A gifted young man is caught up in gang life.
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1973
The Deadly Trackers
MovieDec 21, 1973

The Deadly Trackers

A Sheriff, who negotiates with bank robbers, ends up getting his …
A Sheriff, who negotiates with bank robbers, ends up getting his family killed during their escape. The Sheriff chases the gang into Mexico on his own. While attempting to exact his vengeance, he is at odds with a Mexican lawman.
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Kojak
TV ShowOct 24, 1973

Kojak

Kojak is an American action crime drama television series …
Kojak is an American action crime drama television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon series, it aired on CBS from 1973 to 1978.
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Police Story
TV ShowSep 25, 1973

Police Story

Police Story is an American anthology crime drama …
Police Story is an American anthology crime drama television series that aired on NBC from September 25, 1973 through May 3, 1987. The show was created by author and former police officer Joseph Wambaugh and was described by The Complete Directory of Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows as "one of the more realistic police series to be seen on television." It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope.
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1972
Across 110th Street
MovieDec 19, 1972

Across 110th Street

This is a violent urban thriller about a corrupt old white cop and …
This is a violent urban thriller about a corrupt old white cop and an honest young black cop chasing three black robbers-cum-murderers who ran away with $300,000 that belonged to the Italian mob. The police must find them before the sadistic Mafia henchman Nick D'Salvio reaches them first.
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1971
Born to Win
MovieDec 1, 1971

Born to Win

J.J., a former New York City hairdresser, commits petty …
J.J., a former New York City hairdresser, commits petty crimes, often with his friend Billy Dynamite, to support his drug habit. He's not very good at it, with something often going wrong. One of J.J.'s more regular gigs is working as a mule for Vivian - who J.J. calls Geek Man to Vivian's chagrin - a pimp for who J.J.'s ex-wife, Veronica, also a junkie, now hustles also to support her habit. J.J.'s life has the potential to change the result of two encounters. One is with a pair of NYPD narcs who have him over a barrel concerning his drug use and what they want out of him to make a drug conviction go away. Two is with a young woman named Parm who he meets in the act of one of his crimes. J.J. and Parm enter into a relationship, the love and support within that makes J.J. want to come out on top for once in his life.
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The Anderson Tapes
MovieJun 17, 1971

The Anderson Tapes

After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years …
After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.
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1969
Midnight Cowboy
MovieMay 25, 1969

Midnight Cowboy

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek …
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend.
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