Tag Archives: Louis Gossett Jr.
Enemy Mine (1985) Wolfgang Petersen, Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way.
A Gathering of Old Men (1987) Volker Schlöndorff, Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Widmark, Holly Hunter, Drama
A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white racist, whom one of their members has shot. As the sheriff confronts the suspects, the young plantation owner stands alone in her daring defense of this group of men, provoking racial tension that makes a compelling drama.
Skin Game (1971) Paul Bogart, Gordon Douglas, James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Clark, Comedy, Romance, Western
Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O’Rourke have pulled off every dodge known for conning a well-heeled sucker, but it wasn’t until they hit on the old skin game that they started to clean up. The game is simple. Jason, though born a free man in New Jersey, poses as Quincy’s slave as the pair ride through Missouri and Kansas in 1857. Quincy picks a likely mark in each town, sells Jason to him for top money and rides out of town. Then Quincy and Jason get back together on the road to another town, because if Jason can’t just run off after dark, Quincy finds a way to spring him loose.
The Laughing Policeman (1973) Stuart Rosenberg, Walter Matthau, Bruce Dern, Louis Gossett Jr., Crime, Drama, Thriller
A policeman is among the victims when the passengers of a late-night bus are machine-gunned. With only one semi- conscious survivor and no other witnesses, the detectives try to learn from the identities of the dead why this happened and who the killer could be. Climax includes excellent chase.
The Choirboys (1977) Robert Aldrich, Charles Durning, Louis Gossett Jr., Perry King, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Travels with my Aunt (1972) George Cukor, Maggie Smith, Alec McCowen, Louis Gossett Jr., Adventure, Comedy, Drama
At his mother’s funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings, who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure, as she attempts to rescue an old lover.