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Richard Roundtree

  • Jul 09, 1942 (age 77)
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2019
Shaft
MovieJun 14, 2019

Shaft

JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert …
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ's youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem's heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ's own FBI analyst's badge may clash with his dad's trademark leather coat, there's no denying family. Besides, Shaft's got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that's professional and personal.
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What Men Want
MovieJan 10, 2019

What Men Want

What Men Want is a 2019 American romantic comedy …
What Men Want is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Adam Shankman and starring Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Tracy Morgan. A loose remake to the 2000 film What Women Want, the plot follows a woman who, after drinking a potent concoction given by a shaman, gains the ability to hear men's inner thoughts.
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2016
Star
TV ShowDec 14, 2016

Star

Star is an American musical drama television series created by …
Star is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy for the Fox Broadcasting Company. It revolves around three talented young singers who navigate the music business on their road to success and stars Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady and Ryan Destiny. The series, which is set in Atlanta, consists of original music, along with musical fantasy sequences, as dreams of the future. Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Amiyah Scott and Quincy Brown co-star.
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Lethal Weapon
TV ShowSep 21, 2016

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon is an American buddy cop action comedy …
Lethal Weapon is an American buddy cop action comedy-drama television series developed by Matt Miller and based on the film franchise created by Shane Black. The show premiered on Fox on September 21, 2016 with 3 seasons having aired.
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Retreat!
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MovieAug 19, 2016

Retreat!

Inspired by war films from the 1950's, Retreat! tells the …
Inspired by war films from the 1950's, Retreat! tells the story of nine U.S. Soldiers who were forced to retreat into unknown territories deep in the heart of Korea.
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2013
Being Mary Jane
TV ShowJul 2, 2013

Being Mary Jane

Being Mary Jane was an American drama television series …
Being Mary Jane was an American drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil and starring Gabrielle Union, that debuted January 7, 2014 on BET. The 90-minute-pilot for the series aired on July 2, 2013. The series follows professional and personal life of successful TV news anchor Mary Jane Paul, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. The series ended on April 23, 2019.
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2008
Knight Rider
TV ShowSep 24, 2008

Knight Rider

Knight Rider is a 2008 series that follows the 1982 TV series of …
Knight Rider is a 2008 series that follows the 1982 TV series of the same title created by Glen A. Larson and the 2008 television movie. The series stars Justin Bruening as Mike Traceur, the estranged son of Michael Knight. The series also stars Deanna Russo as Sarah Graiman, Traceur's former girlfriend and love interest. Sarah is the daughter of Charles Graiman. Graiman, played by Bruce Davison, is the creator of a new generation of KITT, which is voiced by Val Kilmer. The series was in production for just one season.
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The Mentalist
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TV ShowSep 23, 2008

The Mentalist

The Mentalist is an American drama television series that …
The Mentalist is an American drama television series that ran from September 23, 2008, until February 18, 2015, broadcasting 151 episodes over seven seasons, on CBS. Created by Bruno Heller, who was also its executive producer, the show follows former "psychic" Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), who is a consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), using the highly developed observational skills he previously employed to "read" people's minds.
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Speed Racer
MovieApr 26, 2008

Speed Racer

The story begins with Speed Racer who is a young man with …
The story begins with Speed Racer who is a young man with natural racing instincts whose goal is to win The Crucible, a cross-country car racing rally that took the life of his older brother, Rex Racer. Speed is loyal to the family business, run by his parents Pops and Mom. Pops designed Speed's car, the Mach 5. The owner of Royalton Industries makes Speed a lucrative offer, Speed rejects the offer, angering the owner. Speed also uncovers a secret that top corporate interests, including Royalton, are fixing races and cheating to gain profit. With the offer to Speed denied, Royalton wants to ensure that Speed will not win races. Speed finds support from his parents and his girlfriend Trixie and enters The Crucible in a partnership with his one-time rival, Racer X, seeking to rescue his family's business and the racing sport itself.
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2007
Point of Entry
MovieNov 3, 2007

Point of Entry

In Arizona, the veteran Detective Miles Porter becomes …
In Arizona, the veteran Detective Miles Porter becomes obsessed about catching the murderer of his goddaughter, Cindy, and three years later he requests his retirement to dedicate himself ...
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Lincoln Heights
TV ShowJan 8, 2007

Lincoln Heights

Lincoln Heights is an American family drama television …
Lincoln Heights is an American family drama television series about Eddie Sutton, a Mission Vista police officer who moves his family back to his old neighborhood, Lincoln Heights, to start a new life and to help out his old neighborhood. It is a dangerous place to raise a family, and through the many trials the family goes through, they soon learn that settling in is not as easy as it seems. While Officer Sutton struggles to cope with everyday life as a street cop in Los Angeles, his kids try to fit in at their new schools and with their new neighbors.
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2005
The Closer
TV ShowJun 13, 2005

The Closer

The Closer is an American television police procedural, …
The Closer is an American television police procedural, starring Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson, a Los Angeles Police Department deputy chief. Originally a CIA-trained detective from Atlanta, Georgia, Brenda has a reputation as a closer—an interrogator who not only solves a case, but also obtains confessions that lead to convictions, thus "closing" the case. Deputy Chief Johnson sometimes uses deceit and intimidation to persuade a suspect to confess. The series ran on TNT from June 13, 2005, to August 13, 2012.
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Brick
MovieJan 1, 2005

Brick

Set in high school yet stylized like an old detective movie, …
Set in high school yet stylized like an old detective movie, hero/detective Brendan- a high school student who prefer's to steer clear of the cliques and crowds and their wild shenanigans. That is until his ex girlfriend Emily is found dead in a storm drain only 2 days after receiving a frantic and confusing call from her on a payphone. Determined to find out what happened to her Brendan along with school genius "Brain" has to sift through the upper class elite of the high school students including the jocks, stoners and seductive drama students. As they do so Brendan discovers that Emily's death is linked to something darker and far more serious than they could have imagined.
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2003
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon
MovieApr 4, 2003

Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon

Ex-kickboxing champion …
Ex-kickboxing champion turned sports photographer Max Havoc again finds himself in Guam on a publicity photo shoot. Max's helpful ways land him in the lives of the vacationing sisters Jane ...
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2001
Corky Romano
MovieOct 12, 2001

Corky Romano

Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veternarian and …
Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veternarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retreve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for rackateering charges.
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Antitrust
MovieJan 12, 2001

Antitrust

This movie is the fictional story of computer programming …
This movie is the fictional story of computer programming genius Milo Hoffman after graduating from Stanford and getting out into the competitive world of computer software. In his contemplation of where to begin his career, he is contacted by Gary Winston whose character is loosely based on Bill Gates. Winston is the CEO of a company called NURV, and they are on the brink of completing the global communication's system, Synapse. They need Hoffman to help them meet their launch date, so after much thought and with the full support of his girlfriend Alice, he accepts the job. Tragedy soon after strikes and Milo becomes suspicious of the company he has been wrapped up in. He learns that trusting anyone could be a mistake, and that nothing is as it seems.
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2000
Shaft
MovieJun 16, 2000

Shaft

New York Police Detective John Shaft is the lead detective on …
New York Police Detective John Shaft is the lead detective on a sensitive case, a young black man is severely beaten. The man's companions tell Shaft that their friend humiliated the one who was spouting racial slurs at him. Shaft confronts him and he says he's Walter Wade Jr. , the son of a wealthy man. Shaft finds that he has the ID of a woman who's a waitress at the bar where Wade and the guy who was attacked were. When Wade continues to hurl racist comments, Shaft smacks him. Shaft later learns because of his actions Wade was granted bail and fled. Two years later, Wade returns and Shaft arrests him. At his hearing when the judge grants him bail, that's when Shaft throws his badge at the judge. He then sets out to get Wade by finding the waitress. Wade in the meantime asks a drug dealer named Peoples Hernandez to find the waitress and make sure she doesn't talk.
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1998
John James Roundtree
ChildNovember 1998

John James Roundtree

John James Roundtree born.
Nomination1998

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "413 Hope St.".
NAACP Image Award
1997
Steel
MovieAug 15, 1997

Steel

John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his …
John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using his weapons on the street, he uses his brains and his Uncle Joe's junkyard know-how to fight back, becoming a real man of "steel."
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George of the Jungle
MovieJul 16, 1997

George of the Jungle

Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and …
Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of human relationships, while Ursula's lover Lyle is looking for her and the one who took her. After they are found, Ursula takes George to the USA.
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1996
Original Gangstas
MovieMay 10, 1996

Original Gangstas

Marvin Bookman is a small shop owner in Gary, Indiana, USA. …
Marvin Bookman is a small shop owner in Gary, Indiana, USA. After he sees a drive-by shooting of Laurie Thompson's son by a local gang, he gives up the license number of the car to the ...
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1995
Theodore Rex
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MovieDec 14, 1995

Theodore Rex

In a future town a female police detective (Whoopi Goldberg) …
In a future town a female police detective (Whoopi Goldberg) has to colaborate with Theodore Rex, a genetically generated Tyrannosaurus Rex, in order to investigate the murder of another dinosaur.
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Seven
MovieSep 15, 1995

Seven

Taking place in a nameless city, Se7en follows the story of …
Taking place in a nameless city, Se7en follows the story of two homicide detectives tracking down a sadistic serial killer (Kevin Spacey) who chooses his victims according to the seven deadly sins. Brad Pitt stars as Detective David Mills, a hopeful but naive rookie who finds himself partnered with veteran Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman). Together they trace the killer's every step, witnessing the aftermath of his horrific crimes one by one as the victims pile up in rapid succession, all the while moving closer to a gruesome fate neither of them could have predicted.
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Bonanza: Under Attack
MovieJan 15, 1995

Bonanza: Under Attack

A reimagining of the next …
A reimagining of the next generation of Cartwrights, three cousins Benji, A.C., and Josh join together to fight off forces to save the Ponderosa. Under the guidance of old friend Bronc Evans, they learn the meaning of family.
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1994
MTV Lifetime Achievement Award
Nomination1994

MTV Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for "Shaft".
MTV Lifetime Achievement Award
Award1994

MTV Lifetime Achievement Award

Won award for "Shaft".
1993
Bonanza: The Return
MovieNov 28, 1993

Bonanza: The Return

Bonanza: The Return is a 1993 made-for-television film …
Bonanza: The Return is a 1993 made-for-television film sequel to both the 1959–1973 television series Bonanza and the 1988 made-for-television film Bonanza: The Next Generation. The movie was directed by Jerry Jameson and featured noted character actors Ben Johnson, Jack Elam, Dean Stockwell, Linda Gray, and Richard Roundtree.
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
TV ShowJan 1, 1993

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman …
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the Old American West and who settles in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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1992
Christmas in Connecticut
MovieApr 13, 1992

Christmas in Connecticut

Elizabeth is the star of a …
Elizabeth is the star of a successful cooking show and author of several cookbooks. Alexander, her manager, sees a heroic forest ranger named Jefferson on the television news, saying he has...
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Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight
MovieJan 3, 1992

Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight

The third in a martial arts …
The third in a martial arts action movies series starring kickboxing champion Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight is set within the rough and treacherous confines of a maximum security prison, where a wrongly accused inmate must tangle with rival gangs in order to stay alive.
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1991
Roc
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TV ShowAug 25, 1991

Roc

Roc is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on …
Roc is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on Fox from August 25, 1991 to May 10, 1994. The series stars Charles S. Dutton as Baltimore garbage collector Roc Emerson and Ella Joyce as his wife Eleanor, a nurse.
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1990
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
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TV ShowSep 10, 1990

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air …
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990 to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will "The Fresh Prince" Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who is sent to move in with his wealthy aunt and uncle in their Bel Air mansion after getting into a fight in his hometown. In the series, his lifestyle often clashes with the lifestyle of his relatives in Bel Air. The series ran for six seasons and aired 148 episodes.
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Bad Jim
MovieApr 25, 1990

Bad Jim

A cowpoke buys Billy the Kid's horse and, upon riding it, …
A cowpoke buys Billy the Kid's horse and, upon riding it, becomes an incorrigible outlaw himself.
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1988
Maniac Cop
MovieMar 1, 1988

Maniac Cop

In New York City, people are slain and strangled to death …
In New York City, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police searches and finds a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, turned in by his own wife. To prove his innocence, he has to investigate on his own.
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1986
Outlaws
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TV ShowDec 28, 1986

Outlaws

Outlaws is an American western television series which aired …
Outlaws is an American western television series which aired Saturday nights on CBS from December 28, 1986 until May 30, 1987. The original series began as a 2-hour pilot movie, and was followed by eleven one-hour episodes.
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1984
City Heat
MovieDec 5, 1984

City Heat

Kansas City in the 1930s: private investigator Mike Murphy's …
Kansas City in the 1930s: private investigator Mike Murphy's partner is brutally murdered when he tries to blackmail a mobster with his secret accounting records. When a rival gang boss goes after the missing records, ex-policeman Murphy is forced to team up again with his ex-partner Lieutenant Speer, even though they can't stand each other, to fight both gangs before KC erupts in a mob war.
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Murder, She Wrote
TV ShowSep 30, 1984

Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote is an American crime drama television series …
Murder, She Wrote is an American crime drama television series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons with 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network. It was followed by four TV films. Among the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, it averaged more than 30 million viewers per week in its prime (sometimes hitting above 40 million viewers), and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. In syndication, the series is still highly successful throughout the world.
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1982
One Down, Two to Go
MovieNov 19, 1982

One Down, Two to Go

To even the score for an injured buddy, two cops go after …
To even the score for an injured buddy, two cops go after mob members who rigged a martial arts tournament. They employ their own martial arts skills along the way. Fans of martial arts movies set in urban America will love this one!
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Q
MovieSep 8, 1982

Q

New York police are bemused by a spate of reports of a giant …
New York police are bemused by a spate of reports of a giant flying lizard that has been spotted around the rooftops of New York, which they assume to be bogus until the lizard starts to eat people. An out-of-work, ex-con piano player is the only person who knows the location of the monster's nest and is determined to turn the knowledge to his advantage, but will his gamble pay off or will he end up as lizard food?
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1981
An Eye for an Eye
MovieAug 14, 1981

An Eye for an Eye

Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police …
Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
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Inchon
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MovieMay 4, 1981

Inchon

During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur …
During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950.
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1980
Karen Roundtree
Marriage1980

Karen Roundtree

Married Karen Roundtree.
1979
Escape to Athena
MovieFeb 16, 1979

Escape to Athena

A World War II adventure, involving a group of Allied P.O.W.s, …
A World War II adventure, involving a group of Allied P.O.W.s, Nazis, black market priceless art treasures, Greek resistance, a Greek monastery, and a secret German rocket base.
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1977
The Love Boat
TV ShowSep 24, 1977

The Love Boat

The Love Boat is an American comedy/drama television …
The Love Boat is an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from May 5, 1977 until May 24, 1986; plus, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990. The series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing (played by Gavin MacLeod) and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which also included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984.
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1975
Man Friday
MovieMay 1, 1975

Man Friday

Englishman Robinson Crusoe, stranded alone on an island …
Englishman Robinson Crusoe, stranded alone on an island for years, is overjoyed to find a fellow man, a black islander whom he names Friday. But Crusoe cannot overcome the shackles of his own heritage and upbringing and is incapable of seeing Friday as anything other than a savage who needs Crusoe's brand of cultural and religious enlightenment. Friday attempts to share his own more generous and unashamed culture, but ultimately realizes that Crusoe can never see him as anything but an inferior being. With that awareness, Friday sets out to turn the tables on Crusoe.
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1974
Earthquake
MovieNov 15, 1974

Earthquake

Earthquake is a 1974 American ensemble disaster film …
Earthquake is a 1974 American ensemble disaster film directed and produced by Mark Robson. The plot concerns the struggle for survival after a catastrophic earthquake destroys most of the city of Los Angeles, California.
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1973
Shaft
TV ShowOct 9, 1973

Shaft

Shaft is a series of TV movies that aired along with Hawkins and …
Shaft is a series of TV movies that aired along with Hawkins and other TV movies during 1973-74 television season on The New CBS Tuesday Night Movies. Broadcast every third week, the series is a continuation of the three films beginning with Shaft (1971), and starring Richard Roundtree as private detective John Shaft.
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Shaft in Africa
MovieJun 14, 1973

Shaft in Africa

Private investigator John Shaft is recruited to go undercover to …
Private investigator John Shaft is recruited to go undercover to break up a modern slavery ring where young Africans are lured to Paris to do chain-gang work.
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Charley One-Eye
MovieApr 18, 1973

Charley One-Eye

Charley One-Eye is a 1973 British-American film directed by …
Charley One-Eye is a 1973 British-American film directed by Don Chaffey and starring Richard Roundtree, Roy Thinnes and Nigel Davenport. The film was entered into the 24th Berlin International Film Festival.
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1972
Shaft's Big Score!
MovieJun 8, 1972

Shaft's Big Score!

When Shaft finds out that a dead friend ran a numbers racket …
When Shaft finds out that a dead friend ran a numbers racket out of his legitimate business and left $200,000 unaccounted for, he knows why he has suddenly found himself in the middle of a war between rival thugs. These goons are all trying to take over the territory of the dead man as well as get their hands on the missing 200 grand. Shaft has all he can handle trying to track down the money and, at the same time, keep his friend's sister from the clutches of the hoods.
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Embassy
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MovieMar 2, 1972

Embassy

Embassy is a 1972 film based on a spy thriller novel by Stephen …
Embassy is a 1972 film based on a spy thriller novel by Stephen Coulter. It was a British film directed by Gordon Hessler, written by John Bird and William Fairchild, and with music scored by Biddu. The film starred Richard Roundtree as a CIA officer, Ray Milland as an Ambassador, Max von Sydow as a Russian defector taking refuge at the embassy, and Chuck Connors as a KGB assassin posing as a U.S. Air Force officer. Broderick Crawford played the embassy Regional Security Officer, Frank Dunniger, who had to capture and hide the KGB man while the CIA smuggled the defector out of town.
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1971
Shaft
MovieJun 25, 1971

Shaft

Gordon Parks' film features Isaac Hayes' classic theme song …
Gordon Parks' film features Isaac Hayes' classic theme song and Richard Roundtree as John Shaft, a streetwise detective hired to find a Harlem mobster's beautiful kidnapped daughter.
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New Star of the Year – Actor
Nomination1971

New Star of the Year – Actor

Nominated for "Shaft".
Golden Globe Award
1970
What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?
MovieFeb 18, 1970

What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?

Candid Camera's Allen Funt …
Candid Camera's Allen Funt secretly tapes people's reactions to unexpected encounters with nudity in unusual situations, such as when a naked young woman casually exits an elevator in an office building, or when the nude male art model breaks the wall between artist and model and has off-the-cuff conversations with the clothed women artists. Funt also secretly tapes the test audience watching the preview film and their responses to it, from outright indignation to warm hearted-praise.
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1942
Richard Roundtree
BirthJuly 1942

Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree was born.
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